Riding Profiles

Candidate Party Vote Count Vote Share Elected
Larry N. Maguire PC 4,451 64.05% X
Bob Senff NDP 2,141 30.81%
Fred Curry LIB 357 5.14%
Updated: Nov. 30, 2007 10:50 CST 65 of 65 polls reporting


Current MLA:

Larry Maguire (PC)


LIBLIB: Fred Curry
NDPNDP: Bob Senff
PCPC: Larry N. Maguire

Riding Profile:

The riding has existed since the 1990 election. The former Arthur and Virden ridings were PC from 1953. It is located in the southwest corner of the province on the border with the United States. The Saskatchewan/Manitoba border forms the western boundary. Communities in the riding include Virden, Elkhorn, Oak Lake, Hartney, Deloraine, Melita, Reston, and Boissevain. According to the 2001 census, agriculture continues to be an important industry in this riding, particularly in rural municipalities, while towns rely more on other industries, such as health and education.

The population in 2001 was 18,385. The average family income was $47,092 with an unemployment rate of four per cent. Agriculture was the major industry (31%) followed by health and social services (11%).

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Riding History:

2003 turnout: 60.40%

2003 PC Larry Maguire defeated NDP Perry Kalynuk by 916 votes.
1999 PC Maguire defeated NDP Kalynuk by 1,152 votes.
1995 PC Jim Downey defeated NDP Ray Cantelo by 3,496 votes.
1990 PC Downey, elected in Arthur in 1977, 1981, 1986, and 1988, won in this new riding, defeating LIB Glen McKinnon by 2,688 votes.

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Overall Election Results
Party Elected Leading Total Vote Share
NDP 36 0 36 48%
PC 19 0 19 37.89%
LIB 2 0 2 12.39%
GRN 0 0 0 1.34%
OTH 0 0 0 0.38%
  • Updated: Nov 30, 2007, 10:50 CST

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