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Peace River South

Peace River South is a provincial electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, Canada. It was created under the name South Peace River by the Constitution Amendment Act, 1955, which split the old riding of Peace River into northern and southern portions for the 1956 B.C. election. Its current name has been in use since 1991.

Demographics

Population, 2001 28,097
Population change, 1996–2001 -9.2%
Area (km²) 32,085
Population density (people per km²) 0.94

Geography

History

Member of Legislative Assembly

This riding has elected the following Members of the Legislative Assembly:

Parliament Years Member Party
40th 2013–present rowspan="2" " Liberal colour+name= Liberal name=Liberal nohash=A51B12 row=
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    Mike Bernier BC Liberal
39th 2011–2013 Blair Lekstrom
2010–2011     Independent
2009–2010 rowspan="3" " Liberal colour+name= Liberal name=Liberal nohash=A51B12 row=
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    BC Liberal
38th 2005–2009
37th 2001–2005
36th 1997–2001     Jack Weisgerber Independent
1996–1997 rowspan="2" " Reform colour+name= Reform name=Reform nohash=00BFFF row=
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Reform

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    Reform BC
35th 1995–1996
1991–1995 rowspan="2" " Social Credit colour+name= Social Credit name=Social Credit nohash=ADD8E6 row=
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    Social Credit
34th 1986–1991
33rd 1983–1986 rowspan="4" " Social Credit colour+name= Social Credit name=Social Credit nohash=ADD8E6 row=
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    Don Phillips Social Credit
32nd 1979–1983
31st 1975–1979
30th 1972–1975
29th 1972     Don Marshall Progressive Conservative
1969–1972 " Social Credit colour+name= Social Credit name=Social Credit nohash=ADD8E6 row=
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    Social Credit
28th 1966–1969 " Social Credit colour+name= Social Credit name=Social Credit nohash=ADD8E6 row=
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    Don Phillips Social Credit
27th 1963–1966 rowspan="3" " Social Credit colour+name= Social Credit name=Social Credit nohash=ADD8E6 row=
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    Stan Carnell Social Credit
26th 1960–1963
25th 1956–1960
Peace River prior to 1956

Its most recent Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) is Mike Bernier. He was first elected in 2013 and represents the British Columbia Liberal Party.

Election results

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B.C. General Election 2013: Peace River South
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
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Mike Bernier 4,373 46.73 -16.35 $107,254
Conservative colour+name= Conservative name=Conservative nohash=9999FF row=
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Kurt Peats 2,546 27.21 n/a $26,829
NDP colour+name= New Democratic name=New Democratic nohash=F4A460 row=
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New Democratic

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Darwin Wren 1,988 21.24 -5.79 $36,616
Independent colour+name= Independent name=Independent nohash=DCDCDC row=
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Independent

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Tyrel Pohl 451 4.82 n/a $2,668
Total Valid Votes 9,358 100.00
Total Rejected Ballots 37 0.39%
Turnout 9,395 49.89%
British Columbia sales tax referendum, 2011
Side Votes %
Yes 4,073 58.82%
No 2,852 41.18%
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B.C. General Election 2009 Peace River South
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal colour+name= Liberal name=Liberal nohash=A51B12 row=
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Liberal

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Blair Lekstrom 4,801 63.08 +5.34 $83,241 " NDP colour+name= New Democratic name=New Democratic nohash=F4A460 row=
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New Democratic

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Pat Shaw 2,057 27.03 -5.73 $13,686 " Green colour+name= Green name=Green nohash=99C955 row=
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Green

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Grant Fraser 553 7.00 -2.50 $350 Independent Donna Young 220 2.89 $1,976
Total valid votes 7,611 100%
Total rejected ballots 44 0.57%
Turnout 7,655 44.0%
British Columbia electoral reform referendum, 2009
Side Votes %
FPTP 4,884 66.31%
BC-STV 2,481 33.69%
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B.C. General Election 2005 Peace River South
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal colour+name= Liberal name=Liberal nohash=A51B12 row=
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Blair Lekstrom 5,810 57.74% -6.46 $67,507
NDP colour+name= New Democratic name=New Democratic nohash=F4A460 row=
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New Democratic

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Pat Shaw 3,296 32.76% +25.07 $19,318 " Green colour+name= Green name=Green nohash=99C955 row=
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Green

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Ariel Lade 956 9.50% +5.42 $200
Total valid votes 10,062 100%
Total rejected ballots 71 0.71%
Turnout 10,133 56.3%
British Columbia electoral reform referendum, 2005
Side Votes %
Yes 5,279 54.24%
No 4,453 45.76%
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B.C. General Election 2001: Peace River South
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
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Liberal

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Blair Lekstrom 6,393 64.20% $58,198
Social Credit colour+name= Social Credit name=Social Credit nohash=ADD8E6 row=
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Social Credit

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Grant Mitton 1,726 17.33% $12,655 " NDP colour+name= New Democratic name=New Democratic nohash=F4A460 row=
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New Democratic

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Elmer Kabush 767 7.69% $865 " Marijuana colour+name= Marijuana name=Marijuana nohash=D2B48C row=
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Marijuana

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Michelle Rainey-Fenkarek 444 4.45% $3,288 " Green colour+name= Green name=Green nohash=99C955 row=
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Green

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Stacey Dean Lajeunesse 407 4.08% $100 " Unity colour+name= Unity name=Unity nohash=48D1CC row=
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Unity

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Garret Golhof 225 2.25% $1,540
Total valid votes 9,962 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 34 0.34%
Turnout 9,996 62.37%
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B.C. General Election 1996: Peace River South
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Reform colour+name= Reform name=Reform nohash=00BFFF row=
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Reform

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Jack S. Weisgerber 3,901 31.89% $15,351 " NDP colour+name= New Democratic name=New Democratic nohash=F4A460 row=
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New Democratic

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Patrick Michiel 3,778 30.88% $19,349 " Liberal colour+name= Liberal name=Liberal nohash=A51B12 row=
  row-name=
Liberal

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Brian Haddow 3,774 30.85% $22,822
Social Credit colour+name= Social Credit name=Social Credit nohash=ADD8E6 row=
  row-name=
Social Credit

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Aime Girard 452 3.69% $7,548 " PDA colour+name= Progressive Democrat name=Progressive Democrat nohash=AA99CC row=
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Progressive Democrat

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Wade Alexander Allan 183 1.50% $100 " Green colour+name= Green name=Green nohash=99C955 row=
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Green

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Shane Hartnell 145 1.19% $100
Total valid votes 12,233 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 49 0.40%
Turnout 12,282 62.60%
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B.C. General Election 1991: Peace River South
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
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Social Credit

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Jack S. Weisgerber 4,617 37.21% $24,824 " NDP colour+name= New Democratic name=New Democratic nohash=F4A460 row=
  row-name=
New Democratic

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Anne Matheson 3,844 30.98% $16,578
Liberal colour+name= Liberal name=Liberal nohash=A51B12 row=
  row-name=
Liberal

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Marcheta D. N. Leoppky 3,512 28.30% $3,345 " Green colour+name= Green name=Green nohash=99C955 row=
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Green

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Hermann E. Bruns 435 3.51% $1,394
Total valid votes 12,408 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 308 2.42%
Turnout 12,716 69.72%

1991 Recall and Initiative Referendum

Question A: Recall
Side Votes %
Yes 9,706 86.15%
No 1,561 13.85%
Question B: Ballot Initiatives
Side Votes %
Yes 9,759 88.86%
No 1,223 11.14%

External links

  • BC Stats Profile - 2001 (pdf)
  • Results of 2001 election (pdf)
  • 2001 Expenditures
  • Results of 1996 election
  • 1996 Expenditures
  • Results of 1991 election
  • 1991 Expenditures
  • Website of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia

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