Alberta Election 2023: Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo, Fort McMurray-Lac La Biche | Live Results and Reaction

4:43 a.m. update

Elections Alberta is reporting unofficially that 100 per cent of the voting places reported.

Fort McMurray-Lac La Biche, 25/25 polls reporting (10,448 total):

KDMKevin Johnston (IND): 201 or 1%

Calan Hobbs (NDP): 2576 or 24%

Brian Jean (UCP): 7671 or 73%


Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo, 10/10 polls reporting (9524 total):

Funky Banjoko (IND): 635 or 6%

Zulkifl Mujahid (IND): 331 or 3%

Tanika Chaisson (NDP): 1886 or 19%

Bradley Friesen (AP): 254 or 2%

Tany Yao (UCP): 6418 or 67%


10:26 p.m. update:

Fort McMurray-Lac La Biche, 14/25 polls reporting:

KDMKevin Johnston (IND): 38

Calan Hobbs (NDP): 471

Brian Jean (UCP): 1373


9:20 p.m. update:

Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo, 2/10 polls reporting:

Funky Banjoko (IND): 7

Zulkifl Mujahid (IND): 0

Tanika Chaisson (NDP): 57

Bradley Friesen (AP): 6

Tany Yao (UCP): 40


Fort McMurray-Lac La Biche, 2/25 polls reporting:

KDMKevin Johnston (IND): 4

Calan Hobbs (NDP): 68

Brian Jean (UCP): 229


As Albertans wait to see who will represent not only their region, but the province, Harvard Media News is live across the region reporting on the election.

Tany Yao says he’s feeling pretty good about tonight.

“I was really happy with my campaign, despite my really late start. We were really about to get out there and talk to a lot of people. I’m really excited about my odds here tonight.”

Funky Banjoko is expecting a positive result tonight.

“So far so good. The response has been amazing, support from a lot of people and I have a good feeling about this. I’m just waiting for the call and I think I think it’s gonna be a positive one. At the end of it all, we’ve put in a lot of hard work working until the last moment and I believe there’s always a reward for the dedication from my team.”

Brad Friesen is hoping for the best.

“We’re hoping to get anywhere from 5 to 10 seats, and hoping we can get one up here. I’ve definitely learned a lot.”

Brian Jean says he’s feeling optimistic.

“I felt it the last couple weeks in the campaign, and the people we’re very optimistic about a UCP party forming a government.”

UCP Party Boston Pizza

UCP Party Boston Pizza // photo by Harvard Media News

As of 9 p.m., one hour into the polls closing, both Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo (0 out of 10 polls) and Fort McMurray-Lac La Biche (0 out of 25) are still waiting on results.

This page will be updated with reactions from candidates as results come in.

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