Current MLA: Peter George Dyck (PC)
1969: PC George Henderson defeated LIB K.J. Draper by 1,008 votes.
PC: Peter George Dyck
Liberal: Marilyn Skubovius
NDP: Mary Johnson
Communist: Aaron Crossman
This riding has existed since the 1958 election, and it has been
PC since then. The riding is in southern Manitoba -- the southern boundary
is the Manitoba/North Dakota border. Morden and Winkler are the main communities.
The 1996 population was 20,177. This is an ethnically-diverse riding.
In 1999, 24 per cent of the population listed German as their ethnic origin,
as well as Mennonite (9%) and Dutch (8%).
The average family income in 1999 was $44,624 with an unemployment rate
of 5.00 per cent. A quarter of the population had less than a Grade 9
In 1999, the major industries in this riding were manufacturing (17%)
and agriculture (16%).
1973: PC Henderson defeated LIB Robert McKenzie by 2,855 votes.
1977: PC Don Orchard defeated LIB Vic Epp by 4,073 votes.
1981: PC Orchard defeated ND Jeff Taylor by 5,499 votes.
1986: PC Orchard defeated CORs Abe Giesbrecht by 4,326 votes.
1988: PC Orchard defeated LIB Marilyn Skubovius by 3,872 votes.
1990: PC Orchard again defeated LIB Skubovius, this time by 4,664 votes.
1995: PC Peter Dyck defeated LIB Walter Hoeppner by 2,460 votes.
1999: PC Dyck defeated ND Celso Arevalo by 3,688 votes.
1999 Turnout: 52.56%
Historical Note: Harry Emmerson, premier from 1897-1900 had been elected
J.D. Hazen, premier from 1908-1911, was elected here in 1899, 1903,
In 1974, PC MALCOLM "MAC" MacLEOD, first elected here in
1970, defeated LIB FRANK WILSON by 620 votes.
MacLEOD appointed Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dec
In 1978, PC MacLEOD defeated LIB GRANT COLPITTS by 1,380 votes.
MacLEOD reappointed Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Nov
In 1982, PC MacLEOD defeated LIB GORDON RATTRAY by 1,467 votes.
MacLEOD reappointed Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Oct
3/82; appointed Min of Natural Resources and Energy, Oct 3/85.
In 1987, LIB HAROLD TERRIS defeated PC MacLEOD by 850 votes.
In 1991, COR BEVERLY BRINE defeated PC WAYNE STEEVES by 687 votes.
Brine left COR and was sitting as an Independent at the time of next
In 1995, LIB HARRY DOYLE defeated PC WAYNE STEEVES by 907 votes.
DOYLE appointed Minister of State for Youth and Literacy, May 14/98.
In 1999 PC WAYNE STEEVES defeated LIB HARY DOYLE by 1,548 votes.