Rosann Wowchuk (NDP)
Wowchuk is the minister of agriculture, food and rural initiatives, the minister responsible for co-operative development, and the deputy premier.
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%).
|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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- Updated: Nov 30, 2007, 10:50 CST
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