Riding Profiles

Candidate Party Vote Count Vote Share Elected
Rosann Wowchuk NDP 4,522 58.40% X
Maxine Plesiuk PC 2,915 37.65%
Niomi Spence-Pranteau LIB 306 3.95%
Updated: Nov. 30, 2007 10:50 CST 67 of 67 polls reporting

Swan River

Current MLA:

Rosann Wowchuk (NDP)

Wowchuk is the minister of agriculture, food and rural initiatives, the minister responsible for co-operative development, and the deputy premier.


LIBLIB: Niomi Spence-Pranteau
NDPNDP: Rosann Wowchuk
PCPC: Maxine Plesiuk

Riding Profile:

This riding has existed since the 1903 election. It has been NDP since 1990. It's in southwest Manitoba and has the Saskatchewan/Manitoba border as its western boundary. Lake Winnipeg forms the eastern boundary and Lake Winnipegosis runs through the riding. The riding includes the Town of Swan River in the southwest, as well as Birch River, Ethelbert, Minitonas, Camperville and Winnipegosis.

The population in 2001 was 18,920. The average family income was $41,478, with an unemployment rate of 10.9 per cent. The main industry was agriculture (23.8%).

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Riding History:

2003 turnout: 60.17%

2003 NDP Rosann Wowchuk defeated PC Jason Shaw by 2,478 votes.
1999 NDP Wowchuk defeated PC Maxine Plesiuk by 1,449 votes.
1995 NDP Wowchuk defeated PC Fred Betcher by 36 votes.
1990 NDP Wowchuk defeated incumbent PC Parker Burrell by 233 votes.
1988 PC Burrell defeated incumbent NDP Len Harapiak by 669 votes.
1986 NDP Harapiak defeated incumbent PC Doug Gourlay by 65 votes.
1981 PC Gourlay defeated NDP Harapiak by 269 votes.
1977 PC Gourlay defeated NDP Harapiak by 730 votes.
1973, 1969, 1966, 1962 PC James Bilton elected.

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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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