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 DISTRICT: Winnipeg South
Candidate Party Vote Count Vote Share Elected
Reg Alcock LIB 19270 51.24% X
Rod Bruinooge CON 12770 34.0%
Catherine Green NDP 4217 11.23%
Ron Cameron GRN 1003 2.67%
Jane MacDiarmid CHP 296 0.79%
 Last Update:  June 29, 5:38:55 AM EDT 158 of 158 polls reporting


226 Winnipeg South

2004 Candidates

LIB: Reg Alcock (Incumbent)
CON: Rod Bruinooge
GRN: Ron Cameron
NDP: Catherine Green
CHP: Jane MacDiarmid

Riding Profile
 Riding Map
The southern boundary of this riding is the southern limit of Winnipeg. The western boundary is Brady Rd. (western limit of Winnipeg) and McCreary Road. The northern boundary is Wilkes Ave. and the eastern boundary is Waverley/Bishop Grandin/St. Mary's Rd./Novavista Dr./Seine River.

The top two industries in this riding are health and social services (almost 10 per cent), followed by retail trade.

According to the 2001 census, five per cent of the population listed French as their mother tongue and four per cent listed Chinese. The total immigrant population is over 16 per cent. Only three per cent of the population have less than a Grade 9 education and almost 22 per cent have a university degree.

The average family income is $78,012 with an unemployment rate of 4.80 per cent.

When Winnipeg South was abolished in 1976, a major part of the riding went into Winnipeg-Fort Garry. It was re-established in 1986 from 49 per cent of Winnipeg-Fort Garry, 34 per cent of Winnipeg Assiniboine. In 1996, it kept 59 per cent of the riding and added 24 per cent of Saint-Boniface. In 2004, it kept 87 per cent (population=76,871) of riding.

Political History
This riding was established in 1914 and abolished in 1976. It was re-established as Winnipeg South in 1986.

1935-1949 - LIB
1953-1962 - PC
1963 - LIB
1965 - PC
1968, 1972, 1974 - LIB
1988 - PC
1993, 1997, 2000 - LIB

Winnipeg South: (1914-1976)
LIB James Richardson won in 1968 and 1972. He served as Minister of Supply and Services and Minister of National Defence. In 1974, LIB Richardson defeated PC Sterling Lyon by 1,266 votes. He resigned as Defence Minister in 1976 because of his opposition to the government's language policy. In 1978, he left the Liberal Party and sat as an Independent.

Winnipeg-Fort Garry: (1976-1986)
LIB Lloyd Axworthy won in 1979, 1980, 1984.

Winnipeg-Assiniboine: (1976-86)
PC Dan McKenzie (Winnipeg South Centre) won in 1979, 1980, 1984.

In 1988, PC Dorothy Dobbie defeated LIB Allan Kaufman by 715 votes. In 1993, LIB Reg Alcock defeated REF Mark Hughes by 11,128 votes. PC incumbent Dobbie was third. In 1997, LIB Reg Alcock defeated REF Greg Yost by 11,290 votes. In 2000, LIB Alcock defeated LIB Bill Hancock by 8,795 votes. He was appointed President of the Treasury Board and Minister responsible for the Canadian Wheat Board in 2003.

Candidate Profiles

Reg Alcock

Party: Liberal Party of Canada
Birth Date: April 16, 1948
Age: 56
Birthplace: Winnipeg, MB

University Degree: Yes
Education: Holds a BA from Simon Fraser University and a Master's in public administration from Harvard.
Profession: Consultant
Career Background: Was a consultant for Management Information Systems. Was a superintendent of Seven Oaks Centre in Manitoba. From 1983 to 1985, he was director of Manitoba Child and Family Services. In the community, he is a founding member of Project Prevention; chair of the Manitoba Council of Child Care Institutions; chair of the Prairie Theatre Exchange Board of Director, and is also with the Manitoba Community Treatment Association, as well as a foster parent with the Winnipeg South Child and Family Services Agency. He is a member of the Harvard Policy Group, located at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. The group studies the impact of information technology and communication tools on the public sector and government.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Karen Arras
Children: Three

Political History
Provincial: Was elected Liberal MLA for Osborne, MB in 1988; was re-elected in 1990. Resigned in 1993 to seek federal nomination.
Federal: Elected in Winnipeg South in 1993, 1997, and 2000.
Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Cabinet: Since December 2003, has been president of the Treasury Board and minister responsible for the Canadian Wheat Board.
Parliamentary Secretary: From July 1998 to August 2000, he was parliamentary secretary to the president of the Privy Council and to the minister of intergovernmental affairs.
Committee: Former vice-chair, health committee. Former chair: Transport; Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities; Government Operations and Estimates committee. Also, former member: Foreign Affairs and Trade; Justice and Human Rights; Aboriginal affairs and Northern Development; Citizenship and Immigration; Health; Industry, Science and Technology; Transport and Government Operations chair. Cabinet committees: Treasury Board; Expenditure review. Member, cabinet committees: Priorities and Planning; Operations.
Caucus: Manitoba: Liberal critic for Finance, Post-secondary Education and Industry, Trade and Tourism. House leader for two years. Former chair of the Manitoba Liberal Caucus. Former chair of the Northern and Western Liberal Caucus. Also former chair, for the social policy committee of the Liberal caucus. He is a former member of the Prime Minister's Caucus task force on urban issues
Office Address: 1609 Pembina Hwy., Winnipeg, MB
Tel: (204) 984-6787
Capital Address: House of Commons, Ottawa, ON
Tel: (613) 995-7517

Rod Bruinooge

Party: Conservative Party of Canada
Birthplace: Thompson, MB

University Degree: Yes
Education: Holds a bachelor of political science degree from the University of Manitoba.
Career Background: Creator of the internationally renowned internet game The Stone, based on the premise of an internet game that you had to access with a password-inscribed stone. Historical based puzzles would make up the bulk of the game's activities, providing players with an educational backdrop for their entertainment. After selling his interest in The Stone, he has continued to be involved in the technology sector. Has his own consulting practice. He has also been working as a film maker recently, and is currently involved within the local film scene. In the community, he is director of the River View Health Centre and the Manitoba Children's Museum. He is a member on the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority Fort Garry Council, and is also a communications co-ordinator of the Winnipeg Aboriginal Film and Video Festival, and was president of the Wildwood Community Club in 2002. He is the environmental co-ordinator (Winnipeg South) of the North American Indigenous Games.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Chantale Marion

Catherine Green

Party: New Democratic Party of Canada

Ron Cameron

Party: Green Party of Canada

Career Background: Was in charge of the RCMP Forensic Laboratory in Winnipeg. He was living in Vancouver when he retired and in 1999 returned to Winnipeg. He coaches swimming, participates in a master swim program and helps the Lifesaving Society.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Darlene
Children: 2 grown daughters

Jane MacDiarmid

Party: Christian Heritage Party


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 Overall Election Results (2004)
Party Elected Leading Total Vote Share
LIB 135 0 135 36.71%
CON 99 0 99 29.61%
BQ 54 0 54 12.40%
NDP 19 0 19 15.69%
NA 1 0 1 .13%
OTH 0 0 0 5.47%
 Last Update June 29, 5:39:26 AM EDT


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