Dunvegan-Central Peace

Dunvegan-Central Peace
Dunvegan-Central Peace
Flag of Alberta.svg Alberta electoral district
2004 boundaries
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Alberta
Hector Goudreau
Progressive Conservative
District created 2004
First contested 2004
Last contested 2008

Dunvegan-Central Peace is an Alberta provincial electoral district, located in northwestern Alberta.

Following the Alberta electoral boundary re-distribution of 2004, Dunvegan was the only division with a population of less than 75% the provincial average, with its recorded population of 24,202. As a result, it is formally designated as a special consideration division as opposed to a standard rural division. Due to its isolation, the constituency meets criteria in the Albertan election laws that allow for this discrepancy. Prior to 2004 the district was named Dunvegan, the boundaries did not significantly change.

The constituency lies on the border with British Columbia. Major towns include Fairview, Falher, Grimshaw and Spirit River. The riding contains a large agricultural industry based on cattle farming, the border closure to live beef has hurt the riding.

The current MLA for this district is Progressive Conservative Hector Goudreau. He was re-elected in the district in the 26th Alberta general election in a near photo finish race with Dale Lueken from the Alberta Alliance.

Peace River borders to the north and east. Lesser Slave Lake borders to the east. Grande Prairie Smoky and Grande Prairie Wapiti border to the south. Peace River South borders to the west in British Columbia


Dunvegan-Central Peace history

Boundary history

Members of the Legislative Assembly for Dunvegan-Central Peace[2]
Assembly Years Member Party
See Dunvegan 1986-2004
26th 2004-2008 Hector Goudreau Progressive Conservative
27th 2008-present

Electoral history

The electoral district of Dunvegan-Central peace was created from Dunvegan in the 2004 boundary redistribution. The first election in the new district was hotly contested between Progressive Conservative Hector Goudreau and Dale Lueken from the Alberta Alliance.

Lueken and Goudreau would face each other again in the 2008 general election. Goudreau easily held his seat and gained popular vote against Leuken. The construction of a nuclear power plant became a significant issue in that race.

Election results

2004 general election

2004 Alberta general election results[3] Turnout 54.88% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Hector Goudreau 3,670 44.46% *
     Alberta Alliance Dale Lueken 3,332 40.36% *
     Liberal Don Thompson 689 8.35% *
     NDP Leon Pendleton 446 5.40% *
     Social Credit Lanny Portsmouth 118 1.43% *
Total 8,261 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 63
15,168 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative pickup new district Swing N/A

2004 Senate nominee election district results

2004 Senate nominee election results: Dunvegan-Central Peace[4] Turnout 53.72%
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Votes % Ballots Rank
     Progressive Conservative Betty Unger 2,407 12.57% 38.78% 2
     Progressive Conservative Bert Brown 2,328 12.15% 37.51% 1
     Alberta Alliance Gary Horan 2,192 11.44% 35.32% 10
     Alberta Alliance Vance Gough 2,180 11.38% 35.12% 8
     Alberta Alliance Michael Roth 2,103 10.98% 33.88% 7
     Progressive Conservative Cliff Breitkreuz 2,017 10.53% 32.50% 3
     Independent Link Byfield 1,989 10.38% 32.05% 4
     Progressive Conservative Jim Silye 1,437 7.50% 23.15% 5
     Progressive Conservative David Usherwood 1,350 7.05% 21.75% 6
     Independent Tom Sindlinger 1,151 6.02% 11.54% 9
Total Votes 19,154 100%
Total Ballots 6,207 3.09 Votes Per Ballot
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 1,941
15,168 Eligible Electors

Voters had the option of selecting 4 Candidates on the Ballot

2008 general election

2008 Alberta general election results[5] Turnout 48.71% Swing
Affiliation Candidate Votes % Party Personal
     Progressive Conservative Hector Goudreau 4,147 51.99% 7.33%
     Wildrose Alliance Dale Lueken 2,339 29.33% -11.03%
     NDP Nathan Macklin 1,202 15.07% 9.67% *
     Liberal Bob Woken 288 3.61% -4.74% *
Total 7,976 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 59
16,497 Eligible Electors
     Progressive Conservative hold Swing 9.18%

Alberta Student Vote 2004

Participating Schools[6]
Eaglesham School
Ecole Heritage
Fairview High School
Hines Creek Composite School
Kennedy Elementary
Rycroft School
Saint Thomas More
Savanna School
Woking School

On November 19, 2004 a Student Vote was conducted at participating Alberta schools to parallel the 2004 Alberta general election results. The vote was designed to educate students and simulate the electoral process for persons who have not yet reached the legal majority. The vote was conducted in 80 of the 83 provincial electoral districts with students voting for actual election candidates. Schools with a large student body that reside in another electoral district had the option to vote for candidates outside of the electoral district then where they were physically located.

2004 Alberta Student Vote results[7]
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
     Alberta Alliance Dale Lueken 280 38.41%
     Progressive Conservative Hector Goudreau 218 29.90%
     NDP Leon Pendleton 89 12.21%
     Liberal Don Thompson 82 11.25%
     Social Credit Lanny Portsmouth 60 8.23%
Total 729 100%
Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 25


  1. ^ "E‑4.1". Statutes of the Province of Alberta. Government of Alberta. 2003. pp. 3–5. http://www.qp.alberta.ca/574.cfm?page=E04P1.cfm&leg_type=Acts&isbncln=0779738748. 
  2. ^ "Members of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta 1905-2006". Legislative Assembly of Alberta. http://www.assembly.ab.ca/legislaturecentennial/pdf/membersBooklet.pdf. Retrieved February 27, 2010. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Dunvegan-Central Peace Statement of Official Results 2004 Alberta general election". Elections Alberta. http://www.elections.ab.ca/Public%20Website/files/Statements/01.pdf. Retrieved March 1, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Senate Nominee Election 2004 Tabulation of Official Results". Elections Alberta. http://www.elections.ab.ca/Public%20Website/files/Reports/SN_snetabulation.pdf. Retrieved February 28, 2010. 
  5. ^ The Report on the March 3, 2008 Provincial General Election of the Twenty-seventh Legislative Assembly. Elections Alberta. July 28, 2008. pp. 171–173. 
  6. ^ "School by School results". Student Vote Canada. http://www.studentvote.ca/admin/election/Schools.htm. Retrieved 2008-04-18. [dead link]
  7. ^ "Riding by Riding Results - the Candidates". Student Vote Canada. http://www.studentvote.ca/admin/election/Candidate.htm. Retrieved 2008-04-19. [dead link]

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