Infobox Canada electoral district
name =Banff-Cochrane
province =Alberta

caption =2004 boundaries
prov-rep =Janis Tarchuk
prov-rep-link =
prov-rep-party =Progressive Conservative
prov-rep-party-link =Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta
prov-status =active
prov-created =1940
prov-abolished =1975
prov-created2 =1979
prov-election-first =1940
prov-election-last =2008
, environmental issues tend to dominate here.

The cost of living is significantly high especially in Canmore where there is a struggle to fill low wage service sector jobs, due to the high cost of living. Bears and wildlife encounters are also common in this riding, requireing extra attention to waste disposal. The area also has lots of ski resorts, a number of ranchers and farmers also make their home in the Alberta Foothills.

The riding was first created in 1940 out of the north half of the old Rocky Mountain riding, and the Cochrane riding. From 1975 to 1979 the riding was re-named Banff but was later reversed.

Riding history

From 1940 to 1971, this riding was considered a swing riding, that carried over from Rocky Mountain, electing Indepedents and small parties. Since Clarence Copithorne crossed the floor to the Progressive Conservative Party in 1971, this riding has become a strong hold, but opposition parties typically get higher vote percents compared to other rural Alberta districts.

Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs)

"Voters had the option of selecting 4 Candidates on the Ballot"

Plebiscite district results

1971 Daylight Saving Plebiscite

District data from the 1971 Daylight Saving PlebisciteNote: 2875 Voters in Banff-Cochrane, Cloverbar and Gliechen voted in Favor while 238 voted against for mixed drinking. Break down will be available soon.

1948 Electrification Plebiscite

District data for the 1948 Electrification Plebiscite


External links

* [ Electoral Divisions Act 2003]
* [ Demographics for Banff-Cochrane]
* [ Current Riding Map Banff-Cochrane]
* [ Map of Banff-Cochrane prior to 2004]
* [ Website of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta]
* [ Student Vote Alberta 2004]
* [ Alberta Heritage] Election results 1905 - 2001 and riding distribution data.
* [ Elections Alberta]

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