Riding Profiles

Candidate Party Vote Count Vote Share Elected
Tom Nevakshonoff NDP 4,047 59.51% X
Garry Wasylowski PC 2,445 35.95%
Franklin Swark LIB 309 4.54%
Updated: Nov. 30, 2007 10:50 CST 69 of 69 polls reporting


Current MLA:

Tom Nevakshonoff (NDP)


LIBLIB: Franklin Swark
NDPNDP: Tom Nevakshonoff
PCPC: Garry Wasylowski

Riding Profile:

This riding has existed since 1981, and has been NDP since then. It's in central Manitoba, between Lake Winnipeg makes to the east Lake Manitoba to the west. The Swan River riding is to its north and Lakeside to the south. The communities in this riding include Arborg, Riverton, Ashern, and Hecla. The Black and Deer islands are also in this riding. The riding was one of the three involved in the 1995 vote-splitting scandal.

The population in 2001 was 18,740. The average family income was $39,825, with an unemployment rate of 12 per cent. Agriculture was the main industry in 2001, employing 25 per cent of all workers.

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Riding History:

2003 turnout: 49.90%

2003 NDP Tom Nevakshonoff defeated PC Betty Green by 2062 votes.
1999 NDP Nevakshonoff defeated PC Green by 549 votes.
1995 NDP Clif Evans defeated PC Ed Trachuk by 1,229 votes.
1990 NDP Evans defeated PC Trachuk by 408 votes.
1988 NDP Bill Uruski defeated PC Ed Dandeneau by 247 votes.
1986 NDP Uruski defeated PC Joe Schwartz by 2,453 votes.
1981 With the riding of St. George eliminated, NDP Uruski, who had been elected in St. George in 1969, 1973 and 1977, ran in the new riding and defeated PC Neil Dueck by 2,418 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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