Assiniboia (provincial electoral district)

Assiniboia is a provincial electoral division in the Canadian province of Manitoba. It was first created for the 1879 provincial election, was eliminated in 1888, and was re-established in 1903. It is located in the westernmost tip of the City of Winnipeg.

Assiniboia
Manitoba electoral district
Assiniboia2011.jpg
Provincial electoral district
LegislatureLegislative Assembly of Manitoba
MLA
 
 
 
Scott Johnston
Progressive Conservative
First contested1888
Last contested2019

Assiniboia is bordered on the east by St. James and Lakeside, to the south by Kirkfield Park, to the north by Lakeside, and to the west by Morris.

The riding's population in 1996 was 20,441. In 1999, the average family income was $53,881, and the unemployment rate was 6.50%. Retail trade accounts for 15% of the riding's industry.

Until 1920, Assiniboia was a marginal riding between the Manitoba Liberal Party and Conservative Party. Between 1920 and 1949, it was a hotly contested riding between the Conservatives and candidates of the Independent Labour Party and Manitoba Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF).

The riding was dominated by the Liberals from 1949 until 1977, and then by the Progressive Conservatives from 1977 to 1999. The New Democratic Party of Manitoba's (NDP) victory in 1999 was completely unexpected, and occurred by a margin of only three votes.

List of provincial representativesEdit

Assembly Years Member Party
4th 1879-1883 Alexander Murray Liberal-Conservative
5th 1883-1886
6th 1886-1888
1888 Duncan MacArthur Liberal
Riding abolished until from 1888-1903
11th 1903-1907 Joseph Prefontaine Liberal
12th 1907-1910 Aimé Bénard Conservative
13th 1910-1914
14th 1914-1915 John Thomas Haig
14th 1915-1920 John W. Wilton Liberal
16th 1920 William Bayley Dominion Labour
1920-1922 Independent Labour
17th 1922-1927
18th 1927-1932 Joseph Cotter Conservative
19th 1932-1936 Ralph Webb
20th 1936-1941 James Aiken Independent Labour/Co-operative Commonwealth Federation
21st 1941-1945 David Best Conservative/Progressive Conservative
22nd 1945-1949 Ernest Draffin Co-operative Commonwealth Federation
23rd 1949-1953 Reginald Wightman Liberal-Progressive
24th 1953-1958
25th 1958-1959 Donovan Swailes Co-operative Commonwealth Federation
26th 1959-1962 George Johnson Progressive Conservative
27th 1962-1966 Stephen Patrick Liberal
28th 1966-1969
29th 1969-1973
30th 1973-1977
31st 1977-1981 Norma Price Progressive Conservative
32nd 1981-1986 Ric Nordman
33rd 1986-1988
34th 1988-1990 Ed Mandrake Liberal
35th 1990-1995 Linda McIntosh Progressive Conservative
36th 1995-1999
37th 1999-2003 Jim Rondeau New Democratic
38th 2003-2007
39th 2007-2011
40th 2011-2016
41st 2016-2017 Steven Fletcher Progressive Conservative
2017-2018 Independent
2018–2019 Manitoba
42nd 2019–present Scott Johnston Progressive Conservative

Electoral resultsEdit

2016 Manitoba general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Progressive Conservative Steven Fletcher 3,450 43.90 +6.81 36,925.05
New Democratic Joe McKellep 2,196 27.94 -30.06 40,672.27
Liberal Ian McCausland 1,631 20.75 +18.54 9,610.69
Green Ileana Ohlsson 580 7.38 +5.05 0.00
Total valid votes 7,857 100.0  
Eligible voters
Source: Elections Manitoba[1][2][3]
2011 Manitoba general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
New Democratic Jim Rondeau 5,095 58.00 −4.21 36,949.80
     Progressive Conservative Susan Auch 3.258 37.09 +4.81 46,399.77
Green Anlina Sheng 204 2.33 1.00
Liberal Moe Bokhari 194 2.21 −3.31 1,812.80
Total valid votes 8,751
Rejected and declined votes 34
Turnout 8,785 62.00 +0.17
Electors on the lists 14,170
2007 Manitoba general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
New Democratic Jim Rondeau 5,177 62.21 −0.84 $33,430.38
     Progressive Conservative Kelly de Groot 2,686 32.28 +4.63 $32,070.95
Liberal Bernie Bellan 459 5.52 −2.53 $340.32
Total valid votes 8,322 100.00
Rejected and declined ballots 51
Turnout 8,373 61.83 +1.96
Electors on the lists 13,541
2003 Manitoba general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
New Democratic Jim Rondeau 5,147 63.05 +18.81 $24,846.66
     Progressive Conservative Dennis Wishanski 2,257 27.65 −16.55 $23,921.25
Liberal Monique Graboski 657 8.05 −3.51 $5,664.36
Green Jesse Tottle 102 1.25 $14.14
Total valid votes 8,163 100.00
Rejected and declined ballots 22
Turnout 8,185 59.87 −12.50
Electors on the lists 13,671

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1999 Manitoba general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
New Democratic Jim Rondeau 4,347 44.24 $12,989.00
     Progressive Conservative Linda McIntosh 4,344 44.20 $26,190.58
Liberal Deborah Shiloff 1,136 11.56 $5,744.56
Total valid votes 9,827 100.00
Rejected and declined ballots 53
Turnout 9,880 72.37
Electors on the lists 13,653
1995 Manitoba general election
Party Candidate Votes %
  Progressive Conservative Linda McIntosh 4,315 52.96
Liberal Allan Green 2,185 26.82
New Democratic Jo-Anne Swayze 1,648 20.23
1990 Manitoba general election
Party Candidate Votes %
     Progressive Conservative Linda McIntosh 4,054 49.85
Liberal Ed Mandrake 2,730 33.57
New Democratic Joan Johannson 1,348 16.58
Total valid votes 8,132 100.00
Rejected and declined ballots 18
Turnout 8,150 69.83
Electors on the lists 11,672
1988 Manitoba general election: Assiniboia
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Ed Mandrake 3,918 44.29 +25.62
Progressive Conservative Ric Nordman 3,731 42.18 -9.44
New Democratic Robert Johannson 1,031 11.65 -18.06
Western Independence Linda Cress 166 1.88 n/a
Total valid votes 8,846 100.00 -
Rejected ballots 13
Turnout 8,859 74.46
Eligible voters 11,898
Source: Elections Manitoba[5]

Previous BoundariesEdit

 
The 1999-2011 boundaries of Assiniboia highlighted in red.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Candidates: 41st General Election". Elections Manitoba. 29 March 2016. Retrieved 31 March 2016.
  2. ^ "41ST GENERAL ELECTION, APRIL 19, 2016 - OFFICIAL RESULTS". Elections Manitoba. 19 April 2016. Retrieved 10 November 2016.
  3. ^ "Election Returns: 41st General Election". Elections Manitoba. 2016. Retrieved 23 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-16. Retrieved 2009-12-11.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Candidates: 34th General Election" (PDF). Elections Manitoba. April 26, 1988. Retrieved 1 October 2018.

Coordinates: 49°54′50″N 97°17′42″W / 49.914°N 97.295°W / 49.914; -97.295