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Candidate Party Vote Count Pop. Vote X
Marilyn Brick New Democrats 3341 48.63% X
Marcel Laurendeau Prog. Conservative 2609 37.98%
Jocelyn Greenwood Liberal 737 10.73%
Keith Barber Green Party of MB 183 2.66%
 Last Update Mon Jun 16 11:41:47 EDT 2003 41 of 41 polls reporting


Current MLA: Marcel Laurendeau (PC)


Liberal: Jocelyn Greenwood
NDP: Marilyn Brick
PC: Marcel Laurendeau
Green Party: Keith Watson-Barber

Riding Profile:

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 communities.

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 significant (6%).

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.

Political History:

  • 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.

  • 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%.



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