Current MLA: Marcel Laurendeau (PC)
1981: PC Gerry Mercier, who had been elected in Osborne in 1977, ran
here after redistribution and defeated ND Ruth Pear by 1,902 votes.
Liberal: Jocelyn Greenwood
NDP: Marilyn Brick
PC: Marcel Laurendeau
Green Party: Keith Watson-Barber
This riding first existed in the 1981 election, and has been
PC since then - except for 1988. This is a southern Winnipeg riding which
runs between the city limits in the west and the Red River in the east;
from the city limits in the south to the Perimeter Highway/CNR line/Chancellor
Matheson Rd/University Cres/Sifton Road. The riding contains suburban
The population in 1996 was 19,184. It was an ethnically-diverse riding
in 1999: 5 per cent cited German as their ethnic origin, along with Chinese
(4%), East Indian (3%) and Italian (2%). The Francophone population was
The average family income in 1999 was $59,444 with an unemployment rate
of 8.20 per cent.
The major industries in 1999 were services (16%) followed by educational
services (15%). Almost 28 per cent of the population in this riding had
a university degree -- one of the highest in the province.
1986: PC Mercier again defeated ND Pear, this time by 2,949 votes.
1988: LIB John Angus defeated Mercier by 378 votes.
1990: PC Marcel Laurendeau defeated LIB Angus by 117 votes.
1995: PC Laurendeau defeated LIB Val Thompson by 527 votes.
1999: PC Laurendeau defeated ND Marilyn Brick by 760 votes.
1999 Turnout: 72.69%.