39th Manitoba Legislature

The 39th Manitoba Legislature was elected in a general election held May 22, 2007.[1] The majority NDP government under the leadership of Premier Gary Doer had been sustained for a third term in office.[2]

In August 27, 2009, Doer announced that he would be stepping down as Premier.[3] Greg Selinger was elected in a leadership convention held on October 17, 2009 and was sworn in as premier two days later.[4]

Hugh McFadyen of the Progressive Conservative Party served as Leader of the Opposition.[5]

George Hickes served as speaker for the assembly.[1]

There were five sessions of the 39th Legislature:[6]

Session Start End
1st June 6, 2007 November 8, 2007
2nd November 20, 2007 October 9, 2008
3rd November 20, 2008 October 8, 2009
4th November 30, 2009 June 17, 2010
5th November 16, 2010 June 16, 2011

The legislature was dissolved on September 6, 2011.[6]

John Harvard was Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba until August 3, 2009, when Philip S. Lee became lieutenant governor.[7]

Members of the 39th Legislative AssemblyEdit

Member Party Riding
  Nancy Allan NDP St. Vital
  Rob Altemeyer NDP Wolseley
  Steve Ashton NDP Thompson
  Peter Bjornson NDP Gimli
  Sharon Blady NDP Kirkfield Park
  Jim Maloway NDP Elmwood
  Bill Blaikie NDP
  Rick Borotsik Progressive Conservative Brandon West
  Erna Braun NDP Rossmere
  Marilyn Brick NDP St. Norbert
  Stu Briese Progressive Conservative Ste. Rose
  Drew Caldwell NDP Brandon East
  David Chomiak NDP Kildonan
  Cliff Cullen Progressive Conservative Turtle Mountain
  Len Derkach Progressive Conservative Russell
  Gregory Dewar NDP Selkirk
  Myrna Driedger Progressive Conservative Charleswood
  Peter Dyck Progressive Conservative Pembina
  Ralph Eichler Progressive Conservative Lakeside
  David Faurschou Progressive Conservative Portage la Prairie
  Jon Gerrard Liberal River Heights
  Kelvin Goertzen Progressive Conservative Steinbach
  Cliff Graydon Progressive Conservative Emerson
  Gerald Hawranik Progressive Conservative Lac Du Bonnet
  George Hickes NDP Point Douglas
  Jennifer Howard NDP Fort Rouge
  Kerri Irvin-Ross NDP Fort Garry
  Gerard Jennissen NDP Flin Flon
  Bidhu Jha NDP Radisson
  Bonnie Korzeniowski NDP St. James
  Kevin Lamoureux Liberal Inkster
  Ron Lemieux NDP La Verendrye
  Gord Mackintosh NDP St. Johns
  Larry Maguire Progressive Conservative Arthur-Virden
  Flor Marcelino NDP Wellington
  Doug Martindale NDP Burrows
  Hugh McFadyen Progressive Conservative Fort Whyte
  Diane McGifford NDP Lord Roberts
  Christine Melnick NDP Riel
  Bonnie Mitchelson Progressive Conservative River East
  Tom Nevakshonoff NDP Interlake
  Theresa Oswald NDP Seine River
  Blaine Pedersen Progressive Conservative Carman
  Daryl Reid NDP Transcona
  Eric Robinson NDP Rupertsland
  Jim Rondeau NDP Assiniboia
  Leanne Rowat Progressive Conservative Minnedosa
  Mohinder Saran NDP The Maples
  Ron Schuler Progressive Conservative Springfield
  Erin Selby NDP Southdale
  Greg Selinger NDP St. Boniface
  Heather Stefanson Progressive Conservative Tuxedo
  Stan Struthers NDP Dauphin-Roblin
  Andrew Swan NDP Minto
  Mavis Taillieu Progressive Conservative Morris
  Oscar Lathlin NDP The Pas
  Frank Whitehead NDP
  Gary Doer NDP Concordia
  Matt Wiebe NDP
  Rosann Wowchuk NDP Swan River

Source: "Historical Summaries" (PDF). Elections Manitoba. Retrieved 2014-07-21.

Standings changes since the 2007 general electionEdit

Number of members
per party by date
2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
May 22 Sep 8 Nov 1 Mar 24 Oct 19 Mar 2 Nov 1 Mar 25
  NDP 36 35 34 36 35 36
  Progressive Conservative 19 18
  Liberal 2 1
Total members 57 56 55 57 56 57 56 55
Vacant 0 1 2 0 1 0 1 2
Government Majority 15 14 13 15 14 15 16 17
Membership changes in the 39th Assembly
Date Name District Party Reason
  March 3, 2008 See List of Members Election day of the 39th Manitoba general election
  September 8, 2008 Jim Maloway Elmwood NDP Resigned to run in federal election.
  November 1, 2008 Oscar Lathlin The Pas NDP Died at his cabin.[8]
  March 24, 2009 Bill Blaikie Elmwood NDP Elected in a by-election.
  March 24, 2009 Frank Whitehead The Pas NDP Elected in a by-election.
  October 19, 2009 Gary Doer Concordia NDP Vacated seat to accept post as Canadian Ambassador to the US.[9]
  March 2, 2010 Matt Wiebe Concordia NDP Elected in a by-election
  November 1, 2010 Kevin Lamoureux Inkster Liberal Vacated seat to run in federal by-election.
  March 25, 2011 Gerald Hawranik Lac du Bonnet Progressive Conservative Vacated seat



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  2. ^ "NDP wins historic 3rd majority in Manitoba". CBC News. May 22, 2007. Retrieved 2014-07-21.
  3. ^ Puxley, China (August 27, 2009). "Premier Doer stepping down". Winnipeg Free Press.
  4. ^ "Greg Selinger leadership profile". CBC News. August 23, 2011.
  5. ^ "Leaders of the Opposition - Manitoba". Library of Parliament. Retrieved 2013-11-23.
  6. ^ a b "Sessional Information" (PDF). Legislative Assembly of Manitoba. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-05-13. Retrieved 2014-05-11.
  7. ^ "Past lieutenant governors". Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba. Archived from the original on 2014-01-05. Retrieved 2014-07-21.
  8. ^ "Minister Oscar Lathlin dies at 61". CTV Winnipeg. November 3, 2008.
  9. ^ "Doer named Canada's next U.S. ambassador". CBC News. August 20, 2009.