- Peace River (provincial electoral district)
Infobox Canada electoral district
name =Peace River
caption =2004 boundaries
prov-rep =Frank Oberle
prov-rep-link =Frank Oberle, Jr.
prov-rep-party =Progressive Conservative
prov-rep-party-link =Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta
The riding of Peace River is one of five ridings out of the original twenty five, that has existed since
Albertabecame a province in 1905. The other four surviving ridings are Medicine Hat, Strathcona, St. Albert and Stony Plain.
The riding occupies the extreme northwest corner of the province. During its 100 years the riding has only elected opposition members twice, this riding is one of the safest seats in the province for governments of the day, but will turn on a dime during government changes.
Major communities include Peace River, High Level and Rainbow Lake.
Nahendeh, Deh Chodistricts in the Northwest Territoriesborder to the North and Thebachadistrict in the Northwest Territories borders on the north east corner. Fort McMurray-Wood Buffaloborders to the east. Lesser Slave Lake borders to the south. Dunvegan-Central Peaceborders to the south and west. Peace River Northin British Columbia border to the west.
The Peace River electoral district was created in 1905 when Alberta became a province after being created from the
Northwest Territories. The electoral district in it's original boundaries was large and sparse covering a third of the entire province.
The district had two elections to decide the result of the 1905 general election. The first contest was held on election day
November 9, 1905between Conservative candidate Lucien Dubuc and well known local Liberal candidate James Cornwall. Dubuc who was living in Edmonton and working as a lawyer at the time had been parachuted into the district by the Conservative party to stand on the ballot.cite book|title=Foundations of Justice|pages=257|last=Mittlestadt|first=David|publisher=University of Calgary Press|isbn=1552381234] Cornwall was trader and business man well known in northern Canada. He established trading posts all over northern Canada.cite book|title=Peace River remembers : Peace River, Alberta, and adjacent districts|pages=69|last=Hunt|first=Katherine|publisher=Sir Alexander Mackenzie Historical Society|year=1984]
"Voters had the option of selecting 4 Candidates on the Ballot"
1993 - 2001
1961 - 1967
ingle transferable vote 1935
1905 - 1913
1948 Electrification Plebiscite
District results from the first province wide plebiscite on electricity regulation.
* [http://www.canlii.org/ab/laws/sta/e-4.1/20050211/whole.html Electoral Divisions Act 2003]
* [http://www.finance.gov.ab.ca/aboutalberta/ped_profiles/2004_new_boundaries/Peace%20River.pdf Demographics for Peace River]
* [http://www.electionsalberta.ab.ca/maps%5Cnb%5C70_a1.pdf Riding Map of Peace River]
* [http://www.assembly.ab.ca/ Website of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta]
* [http://www.studentvote.ca/alberta/index.php Student Vote Alberta 2004]
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