Riding Profiles

Candidate Party Vote Count Vote Share Elected
Blaine Pedersen PC 3,845 58.45% X
Sharon Sadowy NDP 1,440 21.89%
Don Oldcorn LIB 1,293 19.66%
Updated: Nov. 30, 2007 10:50 CST 63 of 63 polls reporting


Current MLA:

Denis Rocan (PC)


LIBLIB: Don Oldcorn
NDPNDP: Sharon Sadowy
PCPC: Blaine Pedersen

Riding Profile:

This riding was created in 1999. It's located in southwest Manitoba. Communities in the riding include Carman, Somerset, Treherne, St. Claude, Notre Dame de Lourdes, Miami, and Elm Creek. The Long Plain and Dakota Plains reserves are in the northwest corner, and the Swan Lake reserve is in the southwest corner. Spruce Woods Provincial Park forms part of the western boundary.

The population in 2001 was 18,680. The average family income was $52,146, with an unemployment rate of 4.2 per cent. The major industry was agriculture (32%) followed by health and social services (12%).

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Riding History:

2003 turnout: 54.14%

2003 PC Denis Rocan defeated LIB Don Oldcorn by 1,698 votes.
1999 PC Rocan defeated LIB Raymond Le Neal by 1,407 votes.


1995 PC Rocan defeated LIB Eric Bzikot by 3,175 votes.
1990 PC Rocan, the incumbent MLA from Turtle Mountain, ran in this riding and defeated LIB Cordell Barker by 2,559 votes.
1988, 1986, 1981 PC Charlotte Oleson elected.
1977, 1973, 1969 PC James Ferguson elected. In 1969, he defeated incumbent LIB Nelson Shoemaker (who had been elected in 1958, 1959, 1962, 1966) by 417 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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