Gimli (electoral district)

Gimli was a provincial electoral division in the Canadian province of Manitoba. It was created by redistribution in 1899, and existed continuously until the 2019 election.

Gimli
Manitoba electoral district
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Defunct provincial electoral district
LegislatureLegislative Assembly of Manitoba
District created1889
First contested1889
Last contested2016

Gimli was located to the immediate north of the City of Winnipeg. It was bordered to the north by Interlake, to the west by Interlake and Lakeside, and to the east by Lake Winnipeg and Selkirk.

Communities in the riding included Gimli, Winnipeg Beach, Petersfield, Clandeboye and Matlock.

The riding's population in 1996 was 19,700. In 1999, the average family income was $58,790, and the unemployment rate was 7.90%. The service sector accounts for 15% of industry in the riding, with a further 11% each in manufacturing and the retail trade. There is also a significant fishing and tourism economy in the riding.

Gimli is home to the largest Icelandic community in the world outside Iceland, and many of its MLAs have been from this background. It also has significant Ukrainian and German communities, at 12% and 6% respectively.

Gimli was a "bellwether" riding, and has elected a candidate from a governing party in all but five elections since its establishment (the exceptions were 1907, 1920, 1922, 1936 and 1999).

List of provincial representativesEdit

Name Party Took Office Left Office
Baldwin Baldwinson Cons 1899 1907
Sigtryggur Jonasson Lib 1907 1910
Baldwin Baldwinson Cons 1910 1913
Edmund Taylor Cons 1913 1914
Sveinn Thorvaldson Cons 1914 1915
Taras Ferley Lib 1915 1920
Gudmundur Fjelsted Farmer 1920 1922
Michael Rojeski Lib, later Independent 1922 1927
Ingimar Ingaldson Prog 1927 1932
Einar Jonasson Lib-Prog 1932 1935
Joseph Wawrykow ILP/CCF 1936 1945
Steinn Thompson Lib-Prog 1945 1958
George Johnson PC 1958 1969
John Gottfried NDP 1969 1977
Keith Cosens PC 1977 1981
John Bucklaschuk NDP 1981 1988
Ed Helwer PC 1988 2003
Peter Bjornson NDP 2003 2015
Jeff Wharton PC 2016 2019

Electoral resultsEdit

2016 Manitoba general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Jeff Wharton 5,614 60.07% +16.79
New Democratic Armand Bélanger 2,579 27.60% -23.92
Green Dwight Harfield 843 9.02% +5.84
Manitoba Ed Paquette 239 2.56%
Total valid votes 9,275 100.0  
Eligible voters
Source: Elections Manitoba[1]
2011 Manitoba general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
New Democratic Peter Bjornson 5,012 51.52 $37,146.57
Progressive Conservative Jeff Wharton 4,210 43.28 $34,709.30
Green Glenda Whiteman 309 3.18 $1,012.25
Liberal Lawrence Einarsson 197 2.03 $0.00
Total valid votes 9,728 100.00
Rejected and declined votes 17 0.17
Turnout 9,745 65.98
Registered voters 14,769
Source: Elections Manitoba[2]
2007 Manitoba general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
New Democratic Peter Bjornson 5,946 58.43 $24,714.95
     Progressive Conservative Chris Bourgeois 3,450 33.90 $27,803.47
Liberal Lynn Greenberg 727 7.14 $763.27
Total valid votes 10,123 99.48
Rejected and declined votes 53
Turnout 10,176 62.92
Registered voters 16,174

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June 2003:

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1999 Manitoba general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     Progressive Conservative Ed Helwer 5,488 47.10 $29,615.58
New Democratic Fran Frederickson 5,086 43.65 $29,695.00
Liberal Pat Carroll 1,019 8.75 $10,777.10
Total valid votes 11,593 99.50
Rejected and declined votes 58
Turnout 11,651 77.96
Registered voters 14,944

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Previous boundariesEdit

 
The 1998-2011 boundaries for Gimli highlighted in red

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Candidates: 41st General Election". Elections Manitoba. 29 March 2016. Retrieved 31 March 2016.
  2. ^ "Election Returns: 40th General Election". Elections Manitoba. 2011. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  3. ^ http://www.electionsmanitoba.ca/en/Results/39_division_results/39_gimli_summary_results.html Archived 2012-03-21 at the Wayback Machine - 2007 results
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-06. Retrieved 2009-12-10.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ http://www.electionsmanitoba.ca/apps/results/37gen/pbp.asp?ED=16 Archived 2011-08-07 at the Wayback Machine - 1999 Results

Coordinates: 50°45′50″N 97°03′50″W / 50.764°N 97.064°W / 50.764; -97.064