BC Election 2013 Map & Guide

Columbia River-Revelstoke

Norm Macdonald BC NDP

Live Results (Updated every 5 minutes). Last updated: 01:02:54 AM
Polls reporting: 89 of 89
Candidate Votes Popular
Norm Macdonald BC NDP
6019 48.18%
Doug Clovechok BC Liberal
4543 36.37%
Earl Olsen BC Conservative
1079 8.64%
Laurel Ralston BC Green
851 6.81%

At a glance

The BC NDP has won the southeasterly district of Columbia River-Revelstoke in four of the last five elections. The area includes the active communities of Kimberley, Revelstoke, Invermere and Golden.

The NDP's Norm Macdonald has been the MLA since 2005. Macdonald is the opposition critic for forestry and he is running again in 2013.

Other candidates include BC Liberal Doug Clovechok, current manager of the Invermere Campus of College of the Rockies.

The BC Conservative candidate is Earl Olsen, a "semi-retired" accountant who's owned printing plants in Edmonton and Calgary.

The BC Green candidate is Laurel Ralston, a Kimberley-based musician, writer, editor, and consultant.

Did you know?

In 2006, Columbia River-Revelstoke had one of the highest rates of immigration, but only Canadian immigrants -- it had among the smallest numbers of newcomers to Canada of any other electoral district.

It was also one of the more better-off electoral districts, with fewer people spending more than 30 per cent of their income on shelter, and fewer low-income seniors, families and children than most other ridings.

Previous Election Results

B.C. General Election 2009
(Voter turnout: 56.2%)
Candidate Votes %
Norm Macdonald BC NDP 7419 55.3%
Mark McKee BC Liberal 5093 38%
Sarah Svensson BC Green 907 6.8%

2005 Winner: Norm Macdonald BC NDP

2001 Winner: Wendy McMahon BC Liberal

Telling Stats about Columbia River-Revelstoke

Census Data
Statistic Riding percentage B.C. average
Percent seniors, 2011 16% 15.8%
Percent families with kids 24 and under, 2011 41% 47.7%
Percent residents with non-English mother tongue, 2011 11% 26.4%
Top three non-English languages spoken at home, 2006 Punjabi: 0.8%, French: 0.3%, Italian: 0.3% n/a
Average household income (before tax), 2006 $62,127 $67,675
Owners vs. renters, 2006 79/21 70/30

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