Eric Robinson (NDP)
Eric Robinson is the minister of culture, heritage and tourism, and the minister responsible for sport.
This riding has existed since 1920, and has been NDP since 1969. The riding is in the eastern part of Manitoba. The northern border is the Manitoba/Nunavut border. Hudson Bay and the Manitoba/Ontario border form the eastern boundary. Lake Winnipeg forms part of the western boundary (in the south of the riding).The population in 2001 was 16,700. The average family income was $34,560. It was the Manitoba riding with the highest rate of unemployment in 2001, at 21.3 per cent. The main industries were educational services (19%) and health and social services (17.1%).
|2003||NDP Eric Robinson defeated LIB Orville Woodford by 2,041 votes.|
|1999||NDP Robinson defeated LIB Darcy Wood by 1,299 votes.|
|1995||NDP Robinson defeated LIB Harry Wood by 123 votes.|
|1993||In a byelection, NDP Robinson defeated LIB George Munroe by 674 votes.|
|1990||NDP Elijah Harper defeated PC Hugh Wynne by 2,994 votes. He resigned in 1992.|
|1988||NDP Harper defeated PC Joe Guy Wood by 787 votes.|
|1986, 1981||NDP Harper elected.|
|1977, 1973||NDP Harvey Bostrum elected.|
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- Updated: Nov 30, 2007, 10:50 CST
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