40th Manitoba Legislature

The 40th Manitoba Legislature was created following a general election in 2011.

40th Manitoba Legislature
Majority parliament
Parliament leaders
PremierGreg Selinger
Leader of the
Hugh McFadyen
Brian Pallister
Party caucuses
GovernmentNew Democrat
OppositionProgressive Conservative
Legislative Assembly
Speaker of the
Daryl Reid
Members57 MLA seats
MonarchElizabeth II
6 Feb. 1952 – present
Hon. Philip S. Lee
Hon. Janice Filmon
<39th 41st>

The New Democratic Party (NDP) led by Greg Selinger formed a majority government.[1]

Following the election, Hugh McFadyen of the Progressive Conservative Party stepped down as Leader of the Opposition.[1] Brian Pallister became Progressive Conservative party leader and Leader of the Opposition in September 2012.[2]

The Lieutenant Governor was Philip S. Lee until 2015, then Janice Filmon.

Members of the 40th Legislative AssemblyEdit

Name Party Riding
  Nancy Allan NDP St. Vital
  Rob Altemeyer NDP Wolseley
  Steve Ashton NDP Thompson
  Peter Bjornson NDP Gimli
  Jim Maloway NDP Elmwood
  Reg Helwer Progressive Conservative Brandon West
  Erna Braun NDP Rossmere
  Dave Gaudreau NDP St. Norbert
  Stu Briese Progressive Conservative Agassiz
  Drew Caldwell NDP Brandon East
  David Chomiak NDP Kildonan
  Cliff Cullen Progressive Conservative Spruce Woods
  Sharon Blady NDP Kirkfield Park
  Leanne Rowat Progressive Conservative Riding Mountain
  Gregory Dewar NDP Selkirk
  Myrna Driedger Progressive Conservative Charleswood
  Blaine Pedersen Progressive Conservative Midland
  Ralph Eichler Progressive Conservative Lakeside
  Cameron Friesen Progressive Conservative Morden-Winkler
  Ian Wishart Progressive Conservative Portage la Prairie
  Jon Gerrard Liberal River Heights
  Kelvin Goertzen Progressive Conservative Steinbach
  Cliff Graydon Progressive Conservative Emerson
  Wayne Ewasko Progressive Conservative Lac Du Bonnet
  Kevin Chief NDP Point Douglas
  Jennifer Howard NDP Fort Rouge
  James Allum NDP Fort Garry-Riverview
  Kerri Irvin-Ross NDP Fort Richmond
  Clarence Pettersen NDP Flin Flon
  Bidhu Jha NDP Radisson
  Deanne Crothers NDP St. James
  Ted Marcelino NDP Tyndall Park
     Dennis Smook Progressive Conservative La Verendrye
  Ron Lemieux NDP Dawson Trail
  Gord Mackintosh NDP St. Johns
  Larry Maguire (until 25 November 2014) Progressive Conservative Arthur-Virden
  Doyle Piwniuk
  Flor Marcelino NDP Logan
  Melanie Wight NDP Burrows
  Hugh McFadyen (until July 30, 2012) Progressive Conservative Fort Whyte
  Brian Pallister
  Christine Melnick NDP Riel
  Bonnie Mitchelson Progressive Conservative River East
  Tom Nevakshonoff NDP Interlake
  Theresa Oswald NDP Seine River
  Daryl Reid NDP Transcona
  Eric Robinson NDP Kewatinook
  Jim Rondeau NDP Assiniboia
  Mohinder Saran NDP The Maples
  Ron Schuler Progressive Conservative St. Paul
  Erin Selby NDP Southdale
  Greg Selinger NDP St. Boniface
  Heather Stefanson Progressive Conservative Tuxedo
  Stan Struthers NDP Dauphin
  Andrew Swan NDP Minto
  Mavis Taillieu (until February 2, 2013) Progressive Conservative Morris
  Shannon Martin (after January 28, 2014)
  Frank Whitehead (to May 26, 2014) NDP The Pas
  Amanda Lathlin (from April 22, 2015) NDP
  Matt Wiebe NDP Concordia
  Ron Kostyshyn NDP Swan River
Speaker of the Assembly

Source: "MLA Alphabetical Listing". Legislative Assembly of Manitoba. Retrieved 2014-07-23.

Standings changes in the 40th AssemblyEdit

Number of members
per party by date
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Oct 6 July 30 Sep 4 Feb 12 Nov 25 Jan 28 Feb 4 May 16 November 13 April 22
  NDP 37 36 35 36 37
  Progressive Conservative 19 18 19 18 17 19
  Liberal 1
     Independent 0 1 0
Total members 57 56 57 56 55 57 56 57
Vacant 0 1 0 1 2 0 1 0
Government Majority 17 18 17 18 19 17 16 15 16 17
Membership changes in the 40th Assembly
Date Name District Party Reason
  October 4, 2011 See List of Members Election day of the 40th Manitoba general election
  July 30, 2012 Hugh McFadyen Fort Whyte Progressive Conservative Vacated seat.
  September 4, 2012 Brian Pallister Fort Whyte Progressive Conservative Elected in a by-election.
  February 12, 2013 Mavis Taillieu Morris Progressive Conservative Vacated seat.
  November 25, 2013 Larry Maguire Arthur-Virden Progressive Conservative Vacated seat to run in federal election
  January 28, 2014 Shannon Martin Morris Progressive Conservative Elected in a by-election.
  January 28, 2014 Doyle Piwniuk Arthur-Virden Progressive Conservative Elected in a by-election.
  February 4, 2014 Christine Melnick Riel NDP Removed from caucus.[3]
  May 16, 2014 Frank Whitehead The Pas NDP Vacated seat.
  November 13, 2014 Christine Melnick Riel NDP Readmitted to NDP caucus.
  April 22, 2015 Amanda Lathlin The Pas NDP Elected in a by-election

Source: "MLA Biographies - Living". Legislative Assembly of Manitoba. Archived from the original on 2014-03-30. Retrieved 2014-07-21.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "Manitoba NDP wins majority government". CBC News. October 4, 2011.
  2. ^ "Leaders of the Opposition - Manitoba". Library of Parliament. Retrieved 2013-11-23.
  3. ^ Kusch, Larry (2014-02-04). "Selinger removes Melnick from caucus". Winnipeg Free Press. Winnipeg. Retrieved 2014-02-04.
Preceded by
39th Assembly
Manitoba Legislative Assemblies
Succeeded by
41st Assembly