Summary: This new riding closely resembles the former riding of Calgary Northeast, which has been represented by Conservative MP Devinder Shory since 2008. He is running for re-election here. This may be the Liberal Party’s best shot at stealing a riding in Calgary. This area had the strongest Liberal support of any riding in 2011, and the party’s candidate is already well-known here. Darshan Kang represented Calgary-McCall provincially from 2008-2015, and did not re-offer provincially in order to campaign for a federal seat.
Boundaries: This riding covers the northeast corner of the city, ending at 32 Ave NE.
Last Election: In 2011, voters within the boundaries of this new riding voted 56.3 per cent Conservative, and 28.6 per cent Liberal.
Demographics: The most diverse of Calgary’s 10 ridings, 43.15 per cent of residents here were immigrants, as of the 2011 National Household Survey. 19.8 per cent identify as Chinese, and 13.6 per cent were born in India. There are also an average 1.4 children per household, the highest number in the province.
History: This area was represented by Conservative MP Art Hanger from 1993-2008.
Conservative: Devinder Shory, MP
NDP: Sahajvir Singh Randhawa
Liberal: Darshan Kang, former provincial MLA
Green: Ed Reddy, management consultant
Democratic Advancement: Stephen Garvey
Independent: Joseph Young
Marxist-Leninist: Daniel Blanchard
Progressive Canadian: Najeeb Butt