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Calgary (federal electoral district)

Alberta electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
District created1903
District abolished1914
First contested1905
Last contested1911

Calgary was a federal electoral district in Alberta, Canada that was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1904 to 1917. It was located initially in the Northwest Territories. Following the creation of the province of Alberta in 1905, the riding was located in that province. (From 1905 to 1907, Calgary riding also included parts of Saskatchewan.)


This riding was created in 1903, and abolished in 1914 when it was redistributed between Calgary West, East Calgary and Macleod ridings.

Members of Parliament

This riding has elected the following members of the House of Commons of Canada:

Parliament Years Member Party
Riding created from Alberta
10th  1905–1908     Maitland Stewart McCarthy Conservative
11th  1908–1911
12th  1911–1917 Richard Bennett
Riding dissolved into Calgary West, East Calgary
and Macleod

Election results

1904 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Maitland Stewart McCarthy 2,993 54.04
Liberal Charles John Stewart 2,545 45.96
Total valid votes 5,538 100.00
1908 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Maitland Stewart McCarthy 4,105 49.66
Liberal Charles John Stewart 3,418 41.35
Socialist Frank Henry Sherman 743 8.99
Total valid votes 8,266 100.00

1911 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Richard Bennett 7,671 58.15
Liberal Isaac Stephen Gerow Van Wart 4,805 36.42
Unknown Arthur Masters 716 5.43
Total valid votes 13,192 100.00

See also


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