Edmonton (electoral district)

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Edmonton was a federal electoral district represented in the House of Commons of Canada. It was located initially in the Northwest Territories, and following its creation in 1905, the province of Alberta (although between 1905 and 1907 Edmonton also included parts of Saskatchewan). This riding was created in 1903, and was abolished in 1914 when it was redistributed into Edmonton East, Edmonton West and Strathcona ridings.

Members of Parliament[edit]

The only person ever to represent this riding was Edmonton Liberal newspaper publisher Frank Oliver who was Minister of the Interior at a time when Alberta was being settled by European immigrants, and when Alberta joined Confederation as a province in 1905.

Parliament Years Member Party
10th 1904-08     Frank Oliver Liberal
11th 1908-11
12th 1911-14

Election results[edit]

1904 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal OLIVER, Frank 3,535
Conservative SECORD, Richard 1,526

By-election: On Mr. Oliver being appointed Minister of Interior, 8 April 1905

By-election on 25 April 1905
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal OLIVER, Frank acclaimed
1908 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal OLIVER, Frank 5,212
Conservative HYNDMAN, James Duncan 2,895
1911 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal OLIVER, Frank 7,070
Conservative GRIESBACH, William Antrobus 4,832
Independent FARMILO, Alfred 555

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