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Athabaska (electoral district)

Athabaska was a federal electoral district Alberta, Canada, that was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1925 to 1968.

This riding was created as "Athabaska" in 1924 from parts of Battle River, Edmonton East and Edmonton West ridings.

Its first election was poorly conducted with many election irregularities. The culprits, two Edmonton lawyers, barely avoided criminal prosecution. [1]

The riding was abolished in 1966 when it was redistributed into Athabasca, Peace River and Vegreville ridings.

Election resultsEdit

1925 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Charles Wilson Cross 5,078
Progressive Donald Ferdinand Kellner 3,648
Conservative Charles Jenry Gauvreau 643
1926 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes %
United Farmers of Alberta Donald Ferdinand Kellner 4,870 63.74
Liberal Charles Wilson Cross 2,770 36.26
Source: "History of Federal Ridings since 1867:Athabaska, Alberta". Parliament of Canada. Retrieved October 27, 2009.
1930 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal John Francis Buckley 5,504
United Farmers of Alberta Donald Ferdinand Kellner 4,190
Conservative Emanuel Michajluk 2,218


Canadian federal by-election, 21 March 1932
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Percy Griffith Davies 4,910
Liberal DOZE, Isaac Stanley 4,586
United Farmers of Alberta Louis Normandeau 3,418
Farmer–United Labour Carl Axelson 2,388
Called as a result of Mr. Buckley's death, 27 November 1931
1935 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Social Credit Percy John Rowe 5,424
Liberal James Owen Mcnamee 3,007
Conservative Adéodat Boileau 1,269
Independent Joseph McCrae Newman† 733

† Joseph McCrae Newman ran under the Technocrat party banner.

1940 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Joseph Miville Dechene 5,961
New Democracy William Hayhurst 4,817
Co-operative Commonwealth Percy John Rowe 2,052
1945 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Joseph Miville Dechene 5,301
Social Credit Arthur Bruce Hickox 4,823
Co-operative Commonwealth John Mandius Wagner 1,756
Labor–Progressive Beatrice Ferneyhough 1,564
Progressive Conservative Robert Wilson Shopland 1,375
1949 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Joseph Miville Dechene 7,566
Social Credit Orvis A. Kennedy 4,982
Co-operative Commonwealth John Hannochko 1,738
Independent SC John Nykiforuk 1,198
Progressive Conservative Joseph H. Bédard 1,139
1953 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Joseph Miville Dechene 7,956
Social Credit Albert Edward Pearce 5,945
Labor–Progressive Daniel Gamache 1,168
Co-operative Commonwealth Robert Joseph Philipzyk 990
1957 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Joseph Miville Dechene 7,453
Social Credit Archie A. McPhail 7,029
Progressive Conservative Alec Shore 2,116
Co-operative Commonwealth Nicholas W. Svekla 1,381

1958 electionEdit

1958 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Jack Bigg 9,751
Liberal Joachim Peter Renaud 4,473
Social Credit Archie A. McPhail 3,806
Co-operative Commonwealth Nick Baron 820

1962 electionEdit

1962 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Jack Bigg 9,678
Liberal Jules Van Brabant 5,554
Social Credit Joe Mikkelsen 4,679
New Democratic Pierre-Maurice Vallée 1,306

1963 electionEdit

1963 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Jack Bigg 12,074
Liberal Richard Hall 5,416
Social Credit Peter Chaba 3,601
New Democratic Alex Szchechina 1,045

1965 electionEdit

1965 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Jack Bigg 11,652
Liberal Dave Hunter 6,692
Social Credit Joe Van Hauwaert 2,197
New Democratic Peter Grant Forman 1,016

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Edmonton Bulletin, Nov. 16, 1926, p. 1

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