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maps of proposed new federal ridings in alberta.

As mentioned in a post earlier this week, a commission has been struck with the task of redrawing Alberta’s federal ridings for the next general election expected in 2015. The commission released maps of the proposed boundary changes for Alberta’s ridings yesterday and will be holding public hearings to gauge reaction to the new maps in September.

There are a number of notable changes proposed in these maps. The creation of six additional ridings will increase Alberta’s representation in the House of Commons from 28 to 34 Members of Parliament. The addition of new seats and redistribution in the proposed maps concentrate new ridings in the Red Deer corridor running north-to-south between the province’s two largest cities and the creation of a Grande Prairie regional riding in northwest Alberta.

The proposed maps also eliminate the “rurban” ridings that straddle Edmonton’s suburbs and regional communities in the currently existing boundaries in favour of purely urban ridings within Edmonton city limits. The one exception would be the proposed Edmonton-Wetaskiwin riding, which includes suburban communities in Edmonton’s extreme southern limits with a large rural area stretching towards the City of Wetaskiwin. Counting this riding, Edmonton would have nine ridings.

Calgary’s ridings remain within city limits and would increase from 8 to 10.

Below are the maps showing the current boundaries created after the 2002/2003 redistribution and the maps proposed by the current commission.

Map of Alberta Federal Electoral Boundaries 2004 and 2015 proposed
Maps showing Alberta’s federal electoral boundaries after the 2002/2003 redistribution (left) and the proposed boundaries for the 2015 election (right).
Map of Edmonton Federal Electoral Boundaries 2004 and 2015 proposed
Maps showing Edmonton’s federal electoral boundaries after the 2002/2003 redistribution (left) and the proposed boundaries for the 2015 election (right).
Map of Calgary Federal Electoral Boundaries 2004 and 2015 proposed
Maps showing Calgary’s federal electoral boundaries after the 2002/2003 redistribution (left) and the proposed boundaries for the 2015 election (right).

6 replies on “maps of proposed new federal ridings in alberta.”

I quite like the urbanization of the Edmonton Ridings. Campaigning in the current rurban ridings is pretty nuts. Also, I wish I lived in Calgary Spy Hill. Cool name! 🙂

Hey if you lived in Calgary Spy Hill you would have to have a house that had 39 steps up to the door.

You should read the notes from the commission about the northern ridings

It’s nice to see that Lethbridge will no longer be tied to the crowd in cardston and out that way. Their votes gave us a terrible non starter of an MP.

Interesting! I am a fan of urbanization of Edmonton ridings.

As for the new Edmonton ridings, I predict the following in 2015:

Edmonton-Riverbend: Strong Conservative (NDP 2nd)
Edmonton-Wetaskiwin: Strong Conservative (NDP 2nd)
Edmonton-Millwoods: Conservative (Liberal 2nd)
Edmonton-Strathcona: NDP (Conservative 2nd)
Edmonton-Callingwood: Strong Conservative (NDP 2nd)
Edmonton-Mcdougall: Liberal (Conservative 2nd)
Edmonton-Griesbach: Strong NDP (Conservative 2nd)
Edmonton-Manning: Conservative (NDP 2nd)

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