Riding Profiles

Candidate Party Vote Count Vote Share Elected
Leanne Rowat PC 3,790 52.79% X
Harvey Paterson NDP 2,769 38.57%
James R. Beddome GRN 281 3.91%
Christopher Baker LIB 268 3.73%
Colin Atkins IND 72 1.00%
Updated: Nov. 30, 2007 10:50 CST 63 of 63 polls reporting


Current MLA:

Leanne Rowat (PC)


LIBLIB: Christopher Baker
NDPNDP: Harvey Paterson
PCPC: Leanne Rowat
GREGRE: James R. Beddome
INDIND: Colin Atkins

Riding Profile:

This riding has existed since the 1988 election. It has been PC since 1959. The riding is in southwest Manitoba, surrounding Brandon. Minnedosa is the largest community. Other communities in the riding include Souris, Rivers, Rapid City, Shilo and Wawanesa.

The population in 2001 was 18,055. The average family income was $53,773, with an unemployment rate of 3.4 per cent. The major industry was agriculture (21%) followed by health and social services (12.6%).

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Riding History:

2003 turnout: 56.15%

2003 PC Leanne Rowat defeated NDP Harvey Paterson by 12 votes.
1999 PC Harold Gilleshammer defeated NDP Paterson by 903 votes.
1995 PC Gilleshammer defeated NDP Joe Anderson by 2,457 votes.
1990 PC Gilleshammer defeated LIB Terry Drebit by 2,091 votes.
1988 PC Gilleshammer defeated LIB Drebit by 1,173 votes.
1971 PC David Blake was first elected in a byelection. He was re-elected in 1973, 1977, 1981, and 1986.
  PC Walter Weir was elected in 1959, 1962, 1966, and 1969. He was premier from 1967 to 1969.

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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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