Fort Garry (electoral district)

Fort Garry is a provincial electoral division in the Canadian province of Manitoba that existed from 1958 to 2011 and was re-created in 2019. It was first created by redistribution in 1957 out of parts of Iberville, Assiniboia and St. Boniface, and formally existed beginning with the provincial election of 1958. The riding was located in the south-central region of the City of Winnipeg. It was named for the historical Fort Garry which was occupied by supporters of Louis Riel during the Red River Rebellion of 1870.

Fort Garry was bordered on the east by Riel, to the south by St. Norbert, to the north by Lord Roberts, and to the west by Fort Whyte. It was a mostly middle-class residential area, with some small businesses. The University of Manitoba was located in the riding.

The riding's population in 1996 was 20,383. In 1999, the average family income was $50,720, and the unemployment rate was 6.40% (though, conversely, it may be noted that 26% of the riding's residents are listed as low-income). Over 16% of Fort Garry's residents were immigrants, with 5% listing German as their ethnic origin. Almost 23% of the riding's residents have a University degree.

The service sector accounted for 17% of Fort Garry's industry, with a further 12% in the retail trade and 12% in educational services.

Historically, Fort Garry was a safe seat for the Progressive Conservatives, who represented the riding from 1958 to 1988 and again from 1990 to 2003. In the provincial election of 1999, however, the NDP came within only 30 votes of winning the riding. They made it their primary target in the election of 2003, and won it for the first time in their history.

The last MLA was Kerri Irvin-Ross of the NDP, who was re-elected in the 2007 provincial election with 53% of the vote.

Following the 2008 redistribution, Fort Garry was largely divided between the new ridings of Fort Garry-Riverview and Fort Richmond, with a portion going to St. Norbert.

Following the 2018 redistribution, the riding will be re-created out of Fort Garry-Riverview, Fort Rouge, River Heights and Fort Richmond.

List of provincial representativesEdit

Name Party Took Office Left Office
Sterling Lyon PC 1958 1969
Bud Sherman PC 1969 1984
Charles Birt PC 1984 1988
Laurie Evans Lib 1988 1990
Rosemary Vodrey PC 1990 1999
Joy Smith PC 1999 2003
Kerri Irvin-Ross NDP 2003 2011
Riding abolished
Mark Wasyliw NDP 2019

Electoral resultsEdit

2019 Manitoba general election
** Preliminary results — Not yet official **
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Mark Wasyliw 3,994 42.35 +6.5
Progressive Conservative Nancy Cooke 2,998 31.79 -5.9
Liberal Craig Larkins 1,716 18.20 +4.7
Green Kevin Nichols 722 7.66 -4.8
Total valid votes 9,430 100.0  
Total rejected ballots
Turnout 63.8
Eligible voters
New Democratic notional gain from Progressive Conservative Swing +6.2
2016 provincial election redistributed results[1]
Party %
  Progressive Conservative 37.7
  New Democratic 35.9
  Liberal 13.5
  Green 12.5
  Others 0.4
2007 Manitoba general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
New Democratic Kerri Irvin-Ross 4,291 52.60 +5.62 $28,543.84
     Progressive Conservative Shaun McCaffrey 2,101 25.75 −20.05 $16,517.08
Liberal Craig Hildahl 1,500 18.39 +11.49 $14,094.14
Green Alon Weinberg 266 3.26 +3.25 $55.55
Total valid votes 8,158 100.00
Rejected and declined votes 36
Turnout 8,194 66.06 +2.57
Electors on the lists 12,404

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2003 Manitoba general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
New Democratic Kerri Irvin-Ross 3,852 46.75 +3.29 $21,049.74
     Progressive Conservative Joy Smith 3,765 45.69 +1.93 $29,935.35
Liberal Taran Malik 562 6.82 −4.45 $13,984.00
     Independent Didz Zuzens 61 0.74 +0.74 $395.34
Total valid votes 8,240 99.34
Rejected and declined votes 55
Turnout 8,295 63.49 −11.60
Electors on the lists 13,066
1999 Manitoba general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     Progressive Conservative Joy Smith 4,436 43.76 $28,543.84
New Democratic Lawrie Cherniack 4,406 43.46 $29,325.00
Liberal Ted Gilson 1,143 11.27 $9,808.98
     Manitoba Party Denise Van Rooyen 116 1.14 $1,032.59
Total valid votes 10,101 99.64
Rejected and declined votes 37
Turnout 10,138 75.09
Electors on the lists 13,502
1995 Manitoba general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     Progressive Conservative Rosemary Vodrey 5,959 48.29 +1.22 $32,899.54
Liberal Jim Woodman 4,434 35.93 −0.88 $34,086.38
New Democratic Brock Holowachuk 1,857 15.05 +1.22 $1,399.00
Libertarian Alexander Pressey 91 0.74 $124.74
Total valid votes 12,341 100.00
Rejected ballots 53
Turnout 12,394 71.16 −1.80
Registered voters 17,418
1990 Manitoba general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Rosemary Vodrey 5,105 47.07 +7.27
Liberal Laurie Evans 3,992 36.81 -9.77
New Democratic Shirley Lord 1,500 13.83 +1.88
Western Independence Jan Mandseth 249 2.30 +0.98
Total valid votes 10,846 100.00
Rejected ballots 17
Turnout 10,863 72.96
Registered voters 14,890
Progressive Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +8.52
1988 Manitoba general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Laurie Evans 6,055 46.58 +26.68
Progressive Conservative Charlie Birt 5,173 39.80 -8.65
New Democratic Brian Pannell 1,553 11.95 -17.78
Western Independence Ivan Merritt 172 1.32 -0.60
Communist Millie Lamb 45 0.35 n/a
Total valid votes 12,998 100.00
Rejected ballots 12
Turnout 13,011 78.22
Eligible voters 16,634
Liberal gain from Progressive Conservative Swing +17.67
Source: Elections Manitoba[3]
1984 Fort Garry By- election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Charles Birt 3,561 44.59 -11.12
Liberal Sharon Carstairs 1,993 24.96 +15.64
New Democratic Shirley Lord 1,211 15.16 -17.99
Progressive Sidney Green 1,035 12.96 +11.14
Western Independence Fred Cameron 186 2.33

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Marcoux, Jacques (2019-08-27). "New Manitoba election boundaries give upper hand to Progressive Conservatives, CBC News analysis finds". CBC. Retrieved 2019-09-14.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-03-21. Retrieved 2010-11-23.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Candidates: 34th General Election" (PDF). Elections Manitoba. April 26, 1988. Retrieved 2 October 2018.

Coordinates: 49°49′48″N 97°09′25″W / 49.830°N 97.157°W / 49.830; -97.157