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1986 Manitoba general election

The 1986 Manitoba general election was held on March 18, 1986 to elect Members of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Manitoba, Canada. It was won by the New Democratic Party, which took 30 seats out of 57. The Progressive Conservative Party won 26 seats and formed the official opposition. The Manitoba Liberal Party, which had not been represented in the previous legislature, won one seat.

1986 Manitoba general election

← 1981 March 18, 1986 1988 →

57 seats of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba
29 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Howard Pawley Gary Filmon Sharon Carstairs
Party New Democratic Progressive Conservative Liberal
Leader since November 4, 1979 December 10, 1983 March 4, 1984
Leader's seat Selkirk Tuxedo River Heights
Last election 34 23 0
Seats won 30 26 1
Seat change Decrease4 Increase3 Increase1
Popular vote 198,261 193,728 66,469
Percentage 41.50% 40.56% 13.92%
Swing Decrease5.88pp Decrease3.26pp Increase7.22pp

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Map of Election Results

Premier before election

Howard Pawley
New Democratic

Premier after election

Howard Pawley
New Democratic

ResultsEdit

Party Party Leader # of
candidates
Seats Popular Vote
Before1 Elected % Change # % Change
  New Democratic Howard Pawley 57 32 30 -6.3% 198,261 41.50% -5.88
  Progressive Conservative Gary Filmon 57 22 26 +18.2% 193,728 40.56% -3.26
  Liberal Sharon Carstairs 57 - 1   66,469 13.92% +7.22
Confederation of Regions Dennis Heeney 14 - - - 11,677 2.44% +2.44
Progressive Sidney Green 12 - - - 2,451 0.51% -1.30
  Western Canada Concept Fred Cameron 5 - - - 672 0.14% +0.14
Communist Paula Fletcher 5 - - - 356 0.08% +0.03
  Independent 9 2 - -100% 4,076 0.85% +0.61
Libertarian Clancy Smith (4) - - -      
Total 216 57 57 - 477,690 100%  

1 "Before" refers to standings in the Legislature at dissolution, and not to the results of the previous election. These numbers therefore reflect changes in party standings as a result of by-elections and members crossing the floor.

Riding resultsEdit

Party key:

Arthur:

  • (x)Jim Downey (PC) 4569
  • Peter Neufeld (CoR) 1198
  • Steve Bobiak (NDP) 1009
  • Moira Bonar (L) 701

Assiniboia:

  • (x)Ric Nordman (PC) 3813
  • Max Melnyk (NDP) 2195
  • Stan Blady (L) 1379

Brandon East:

  • (x)Leonard Evans (NDP) 4173
  • Jim Armstrong (PC) 3184
  • Eileen McFadden (L) 535

Brandon West:

  • James McCrae (PC) 5537
  • Arnold Gambo (NDP) 4128
  • Kerry Auriat (L) 760

Burrows:

Charleswood:

  • Jim Ernst (PC) 6524
  • Mike MacIsaac (NDP) 2826
  • Shari Nelson (L) 2211

Churchill:

  • (x)Jay Cowan (NDP) 2940
  • Walter Menard (PC) 857
  • Mildred Wilke (L) 203
1986 Manitoba general election: Concordia
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
  New Democratic Party Gary Doer 4,525 54.37 −6.54
  Progressive Conservative Brent Aubertin 2,684 32.25 +2.71
Liberal Gail Stapon 909 10.92 +7.39
  Western Canada Concept Fred Cameron 204 2.45
Turnout 8,335 66.22 −3.44
New Democratic hold Swing -4.63
Source: Elections Manitoba[1]

Dauphin:

  • (x)John Plohman (NDP) 4886
  • Erv Tycholis (PC) 3121
  • Peter Rampton (L) 1341
1986 Manitoba general election: Ellice
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Harvey Smith 3,989 57.67
Progressive Conservative Seech Gajadharsingh 1,731 25.03
Liberal Ted Alcuitas 929 13.43
Progressive Alex Arenson 268 3.87
Turnout
New Democratic hold Swing
Source: Elections Manitoba[2]
1986 Manitoba general election: Elmwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Jim Maloway 3,241 45.84 −21.99
     Independent Russell Doern 2,006 28.37
     Progressive Conservative Ray Brunka 1,435 20.29 −4.91
Liberal Gilbert Benoit 389 5.50 +0.92
Turnout 7,105 64.33
New Democratic hold Swing
Source: Elections Manitoba[3]

Emerson:

Flin Flon:

  • (x)Jerry Storie (NDP) 3316
  • Mary Semaniuk (PC) 1072
  • J. Brian King (L) 384

Fort Garry:

  • (x)Charlie Birt (PC) 5146
  • Nora Losey (NDP) 3158
  • Ian Band (L) 2114
  • Ivan Merritt (WCC) 204

Fort Rouge:

  • (x)Roland Penner (NDP) 4223
  • Robert Haier (PC) 2590
  • Lionel Ditz (L) 1683
  • Clancy Smith (Ind [Lbt]) 101
  • Nigel Hanrahan (Comm) 46

Gimli:

Gladstone:

  • (x)Charlotte Oleson (PC) 3402
  • Les Sendull (CoR) 1754
  • Edna Mattson (L) 879
  • Fred Tait (NDP) 872

Inkster:

  • (x)Don Scott (NDP) 5480
  • Bayani Morcilla (PC) 1726
  • Eric Hope (L) 938
  • Lester Landry (P) 256
  • Lajpat Sharma (Ind) 101
  • Cathy Plowman (Comm) 49

Interlake:

  • (x)Bill Uruski (NDP) 4634
  • Joe Schwartz (PC) 2181
  • Bob Lundale (L) 455
  • Dieter Wenzel (CoR) 289
1986 Manitoba general election: Kildonan
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Marty Dolin 6,199 51.65 -3.46
Progressive Conservative Bev Rayburn 4,210 35.08 -1.25
Liberal Hy Berman 1,134 9.45 +3.33
Progressive Ben Hanuschak 459 3.82 +1.39
Turnout 12,032 63.47
Eligible voters 18,957
New Democratic hold Swing -1.10
Source: Elections Manitoba[4]

Kirkfield Park:

  • (x)Gerrie Hammond (PC) 5497
  • Cliff Hodgins (NDP) 2191
  • Irene Friesen (L) 1932
1986 Manitoba general election: Lac du Bonnet
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Clarence Baker 3,903 46.12
     Progressive Conservative Darren Praznik 3,601 42.55
Liberal Jerry Fontaine 959 11.33
Turnout 8,480 73.94
New Democratic hold Swing
Source: Elections Manitoba[5]

Lakeside:

  • (x)Harry Enns (PC) 4303
  • Frieda Krpan (NDP) 2400
  • Hubert Good (CoR) 1052
  • Roger Chabot (L) 959

La Verendrye:

  • Helmut Pankratz (PC) 3618
  • Walter McDowell (NDP) 1768
  • Walter Hiebert (L) 734
1986 Manitoba general election: Logan
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Maureen Hemphill 3,765 73.07 +1.08
Progressive Conservative Doris Perron 791 15.35 +2.73
Liberal Kevin Lamoureux 502 9.74
Libertarian Dennis Owens 94 1.84
Turnout 5,195 56.00 -5.72
New Democratic hold Swing -0.83
Source: Elections Manitoba[6]

Minnedosa:

1986 Manitoba general election: Morris
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
  Progressive Conservative Clayton Manness 4,378 68.78 -2.77
New Democratic Audreen House 1,140 17.91 -10.54
Liberal Calvin Knaggs 847 13.31 n/a
Turnout 6,382 59.73 -5.09
Progressive Conservative hold Swing +3.89
Source: Elections Manitoba[7]

Niakwa:

  • (x)Abe Kovnats (PC) 6437
  • Allan MacDonald (NDP) 4831
  • James Radford (L) 2300

Osborne:

  • (x)Muriel Smith (NDP) 4747
  • Jack McGuinness (PC) 2348
  • Chris Sturgeon (L) 1259
  • Alex MacKenzie (P) 217

Pembina:

  • (x)Don Orchard (PC) 5270
  • Abe Giesbrecht (CoR) 944
  • Edourd Hiebert (NDP) 913
  • Lynn Rempel (L) 849
  • John Brooks (P) 108

Portage la Prairie:

  • Ed Connery (PC) 3693
  • Bill Zettler (NDP) 1457
  • Georgina Cuthbert (CoR) 1074
  • Hugh Kennedy (L) 968
1986 Manitoba general election: Radisson
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Gerard Lecuyer 4,810 53.71 -13.78
Progressive Conservative Brian Benoit 2,666 29.77 +1.42
Liberal Allan Patterson 1,239 13.84 +9.69
Progressive Herold Driedger 240 2.68 n/a
Turnout 8,988 69.55
New Democratic hold Swing -7.60
Source: Elections Manitoba[8]

Rhineland:

  • (x)Arnold Brown (PC) 3037
  • Albert St. Hilaire (NDP) 1549
  • John Kuhl (L) 1329

Riel:

River East:

1986 Manitoba general election: River Heights
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Sharon Carstairs 4,620 44.98 +21.57
Progressive Conservative Warren Steen 3,135 30.52 -14.94
New Democratic Murray Smith 2,516 24.50 -5.31
Turnout 10,287 80.66
Liberal gain from Progressive Conservative Swing +18.26
Source: Elections Manitoba[9]

Roblin-Russell:

  • Len Derkach (PC) 3241
  • Fred Embryk (NDP) 3203
  • Garry Gaber (L) 2065

Rossmere:

Rupertsland:

1986 Manitoba general election: St. Boniface
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Laurent Desjardins 4,978 60.77 -2.61
Liberal Georges Bohemier 1,951 23.82 +2.94
Progressive Conservative Wes Rowson 1,114 13.60 -1.37
Progressive James Jackson 149 1.82 +0.67
Turnout 8,220 69.73
New Democratic hold Swing -2.78
Source: Elections Manitoba[10]

St. James:

  • (x)Al Mackling (NDP) 4120
  • Eldon Ross (PC) 3965
  • Tom Thompson (L) 922
  • Fred Debrecen (CoR) 175
  • Charles Lamont (P) 89
  • Merle Hartlin (WCC) 47

St. Johns:

St. Norbert:

  • (x)Gerry Mercier (PC) 5788
  • Ruth Pear (NDP) 2839
  • Mark O’Neill (L) 2784
1986 Manitoba general election: St. Vital
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Jim Walding 4,430 45.32 −7.48
     Progressive Conservative Paul Herriot 3,872 39.62 −1.02
Liberal Walter Pederson 1,472 15.06 +8.50
Turnout 9,805 73.81 −6.80
New Democratic hold Swing -3.23
Source: Elections Manitoba[11]

Ste. Rose:

  • Glen Cummings (PC) 3735
  • Garry Anderson (NDP) 3020
  • Rafi Mohammed (L) 952
  • Dave Mutch (CoR) 454
1986 Manitoba general election: Selkirk
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Howard Pawley 5,135 54.93 -9.17
Progressive Conservative Eugene Kinaschuk 3,119 33.36 -1.05
Liberal Gwen Charles 1,023 10.94 n/a
Progressive Raye Porhownik 72 0.77 -0.72
Turnout 9,368 74.93 -0.10
New Democratic hold Swing -4.06
Source: Elections Manitoba[12]
1986 Manitoba general election: Seven Oaks
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Eugene Kostyra 5,158 64.71 +8.73
Progressive Conservative George Finkle 1,841 23.10 -0.69
Liberal Wayne Glowacki 907 11.38 +6.07
Communist Harold Dyck 65 0.82 n/a
Turnout 7,988 63.36 -8.74
New Democratic hold Swing +4.71
Source: Elections Manitoba[13]

Springfield:

1986 Manitoba general election: Sturgeon Creek
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Frank Johnston 4,994 55.17 -3.02
New Democratic Leslie Campbell 2,402 26.54 -7.59
Liberal Robert Inman 1,530 16.90 +9.22
Independent S. Dalgliesh 126 1.39 n/a
Turnout 9,073 67.45 -5.62
Progressive Conservative hold Swing +2.28
Source: Elections Manitoba[14]

Swan River:

The Pas:

  • (x)Harry Harapiak (NDP) 4051
  • Ernest Polsom (PC) 1088
  • Scott Gray (L) 789

Thompson:

  • (x)Steve Ashton (NDP) 3852
  • Ken Biglow (PC) 1498
  • George Printeau (L) 433

Transcona:

Turtle Mountain:

  • Denis Rocan (PC) 3390
  • Gordon Kennedy (NDP) 1353
  • Ross McMillan (L) 1242
  • Bob Yake (CoR) 1150
1986 Manitoba general election: Tuxedo
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Gary Filmon 5,268 49.08 -15.51
Liberal Jim Carr 3,544 33.02 +20.96
New Democratic Bill Armstrong 1,816 16.92 -6.42
Progressive David Pearlman 104 0.97
Turnout 10,744 71.84
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -18.24
Source: Elections Manitoba[15]

Virden:

  • Glen Findlay (PC) 4251
  • Phil Schwarz (NDP) 1750
  • Alex Gabrielle (CoR) 1497
  • Lyman Smith (L) 524

Wolseley:

  • (x)Myrna Phillips (NDP) 4099
  • John Campbell (PC) 2218
  • Tom Harrison (L) 1132
  • Sidney Green (P) 347
  • Donald Oliver (CoR) 115
  • Barry Marchand (Ind) 60

Post-election changesEdit

Early in 1988, Laurent Desjardins announced his retirement from the legislature. Soon after this, NDP backbencher Jim Walding voted against his party's budget, causing the government to fall.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Historical Summary" (PDF). Retrieved 2018-11-28.
  2. ^ "Historical Summary" (PDF). Retrieved 2018-12-05.
  3. ^ "Historical Summary" (PDF). Retrieved 2018-11-28.
  4. ^ "Historical Summary" (PDF). Retrieved 2018-12-13.
  5. ^ "Historical Summary" (PDF). Retrieved 2018-11-28.
  6. ^ "Historical Summary" (PDF). Retrieved 2018-11-28.
  7. ^ "Historical Summary" (PDF). Retrieved 2018-11-28.
  8. ^ "Historical Summary" (PDF). Retrieved 2018-11-28.
  9. ^ "Candidates: 33rd General Election" (PDF). Elections Manitoba. March 18, 1986. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  10. ^ "Candidates: 34th General Election" (PDF). Elections Manitoba. April 26, 1988. Retrieved 26 September 2018.
  11. ^ "Historical Summary" (PDF). Retrieved 2018-11-28.
  12. ^ "Historical Summary" (PDF). Retrieved 2018-11-30.
  13. ^ "Historical Summary" (PDF). Retrieved 2018-12-01.
  14. ^ "Historical Summary" (PDF). Retrieved 2018-12-01.
  15. ^ "Historical Summary" (PDF). Retrieved 2018-11-28.


Preceded by
1981 Manitoba election
List of Manitoba elections Succeeded by
1988 Manitoba election