Riding Profiles

Candidate Party Vote Count Vote Share Elected
Len Derkach PC 4,141 58.49% X
Teri Nicholson NDP 2,375 33.55%
Clarice Wilson LIB 564 7.97%
Updated: Nov. 30, 2007 10:50 CST 66 of 66 polls reporting


Current MLA:

Len Derkach (PC)


LIBLIB: Clarice Wilson
NDPNDP: Teri Nicholson
PCPC: Len Derkach

Riding Profile:

This riding has existed since the 1958 election. The Roblin-Russell riding became Russell in 1999. It has been PC since 1981. This is a rural riding in southwest Manitoba. The western boundary is the Manitoba/Saskatchewan border. Riding Mountain National Park forms most of the northern and part of the eastern boundaries. Russell is the main community in this riding. Other communities include Birtle, Inglis, Angusville, Rossburn, Erickson, and Hamiota. Asessippi Provincial Park, in the northwest corner of the riding, has many tourist attractions.

The population in 2001 was 17,920. The average family income was $45,139, with an unemployment rate of 5.4 per cent. The major industry was agriculture (29.5 per cent of the workforce).

Riding Map:
Instructions: Drag the map to look around or use the controllers to zoom in and out to get a closer look.
(Note to Internet Explorer and Firefox users: I.E. v.6+ and Firefox 1.5+ are required.)
Riding History:

2003 turnout: 63.35%

2003 PC Len Derkach defeated NDP Don Yanick by 879 votes.
1999 PC Derkach defeated NDP Vince Lelond by 595 votes.


1995 PC Derkach defeated NDP Fred Embryk by 1,984 votes.
1990 PC Derkach defeated NDP William Nicholson by 2,144 votes.
1988, 1986 PC Derkach elected.
1981 PC Wally McKenzie, incumbent from Roblin, defeated NDP Zane Wonitoway by 835 votes.


1977, 1973, 1969, 1966 PC Wally McKenzie elected.

(The CBC does not endorse and is not responsible for the content of external sites. External links will open in a new window.External link opens in a new window)

Go to the Top

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

Riding Profiles

More Manitoba Votes Headlines »

Sorry - we can't find that page

Sorry, we can't find the page you requested.

  1. Please check the URL in the address bar, or ...
  2. Use the navigation links at left to explore our site, or ...
  3. Enter a term in the Quick Search box at top, or ...
  4. Visit our site map page

In a few moments, you will be taken to our site map page, which will help you find what you looking for.

more »