The Lakeland federal electoral district is located in rural, northeast Alberta and stretches from Bruderheim just east of Edmonton to the Saskatchewan border city of Lloydminster. The riding then stretches up to Athabasca and down to Paradise Valley.
In addition to the communities mentioned above, Lakeland includes Bonnyville, Elk Point, Lamont, Mundare, St. Paul, Smoky Lake, Two Hills, Vegreville and Vermilion. There are a number of First Nations reserves and settlements in the riding including the Saddle Lake Cree Nation, Whitefish (Goodfish) Lake Cree Nation, Kehewin Cree Nation, Frog Lake First Nation, and Onion Lake Cree Nation.
There are five Métis settlements: Kikino Metis Settlement, Fishing Lake Metis Settlement, Elizabeth Métis Settlement, and Buffalo Lake Métis Settlement.
The electoral district was created in 1996 from the combination of the Beaver River and Vegreville ridings. It was dissolved in 2003, with parts transferred to the Vegreville – Wainwright and the Westlock – St. Paul electoral districts, with a portion transferred to the riding of Athabasca.
The 2015, Lakeland was recreated through an amalgamation of the Fort McMurray – Athabasca, Westlock – St. Paul and Vegreville – Wainwright electoral districts. The former Members of Parliament from these ridings were David Yurdiga (current M.P. for Fort McMurray – Cold Lake), Brian Storseth, and Leon Benoit.
To view a map of Lakeland, click on the following: Lakeland Map
According to the Elections Canada and Statistics Canada, Lakeland’s estimated population is 104, 616 with 79,334 registered voters. The area averages out to 31,877 square kilometres, with the population density being 3.3 per square kilometre.
In Lakeland, energy and agriculture are the primary industries.
First Nations Reserves:
Kikino Métis Settlement
Village of Paradise Valley
Village of Willingdon
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