Current MLA: George Hickes (NDP)
1969, 1973, 1977: ND Don Malinowski won. He also ran in St John's in
Liberal: Mary Lou Bourgeois
NDP: George Hickes
PC: Wyatt McIntyre
Communist: Darryl Rankin
A riding of Point Douglas previously existed from 1969 until the redistribution
in 1978. The riding was re-established in the 1989 redistribution. This
central Winnipeg riding runs from the Red River in the east to Balmoral/Gertie/Isabel/CPR
Yards/ McKenzie in the west; from Mountain Avenue in the north to Portage
Avenue/Water Avenue in the south.
The population in 1996 was 19,941. It is an ethnically diverse riding.
Ethnicities included Filipino (10%) as well as Ukrainian (6%), in 1999.
The total immigrant population in this riding was 27 per cent. The Aboriginal
population was 33 per cent. Also, over 18 per cent of the population were
over the age of 65 in 1999.
The riding is composed mainly of individual residences and lower-income
families. This riding had the highest incidence of low income in Manitoba
at 67.6 per cent in 1999. The average family income was $24,715, which
is the lowest in the province. The unemployment rate in 1999 was high
Three-quarters of the occupied dwellings in this riding were rented in
1999, and 37 per cent of families were lone-parent.
In 1999, the major industries in this riding were manufacturing (25%)
followed by other services (22%).
Note: this riding was re-created in the1989 redistribution from parts
of Burrows, Logan and St John's.
Previous Point Douglas:
1990: ND George Hickes defeated LIB Errol Lewis by 1,228 votes.
1995: ND Hickes defeated LIB Linda Cantiveros by 1,963 votes.
1999: ND George Hickes defeated LIB Ajay Chopra by 2,002 votes.
1999 turnout: 59.07%