At a glance
This island district includes Port Alberni and surfer outposts Tofino and Ucluelet. The BC NDP's Scott Fraser took it in 2009 with 59.3 per cent of the vote. He was elected MLA for Alberni-Qualicum in 2005 until the riding boundaries were re-drawn. Fraser is currently the critic for aboriginal relations and the former mayor of Tofino.
Fraser will run again this May. Other candidates include Darren DeLuca, who owns a big-game guiding company on Vancouver Island, for the BC Liberals.
Enid Mary Sangster-Kelly, a former Albertan who co-owns a landscaping business, is the BC Conservative candidate. She was the first female candidate announced by that party.
This district was created in 2008 and first contested in 2009. It is composed of 80 per cent of the old districts of Alberni-Qualicum and Nanaimo-Parksville.
Did you know?
In Alberni-Pacific Rim in 2006, over 10 per cent of people identified as aboriginal, much higher than the provincial average of 4.8 per cent.
Previous Election Results
|Candidate||Votes||%||Scott Fraser BC NDP||10488||59.4%||Dianne St. Jacques BC Liberal||5605||31.7%||Paul Musgrave BC Green||1324||7.5%||Dallas Hills BC Refederation||250||1.4%|
Telling Stats about Alberni-Pacific Rim
|Statistic||Riding percentage||B.C. average|
|Percent seniors, 2011||18%||15.8%|
|Percent families with kids 24 and under, 2011||40%||47.7%|
|Percent residents with non-English mother tongue, 2011||10%||26.4%|
|Top three non-English languages spoken at home, 2006||Punjabi: 0.7%, Siouan (Dakota, Sioux): 0.4%, French: 0.4%||n/a|
|Average household income (before tax), 2006||$53,713||$67,675|
|Owners vs. renters, 2006||76/24||70/30|