Oscar Lathlin (NDP)
Lathlin is the minister of aboriginal and northern affairs, and the minister charged with the administration of the Communities Economic Development Fund Act.
This riding has existed since the 1914 election and has been NDP since 1969. This is a central Manitoba riding. The western boundary is the Saskatchewan/Manitoba border; Lake Winnipeg forms part of the southern boundary. This riding includes Easterville and Norway House.The population in 2001 was 19,220. The average family income was $45,069 with an unemployment rate of 19.5 per cent, the second-highest unemployment rate in the province in 2001. The leading industries were health and social services (15.3%) and educational services (13.6%).
|2003||NDP Oscar Lathlin defeated LIB Mark Sweeny by 2,268 votes.|
|1999||NDP Lathlin defeated PC Ron Evans by 215 votes.|
|1995||NDP Lathlin defeated PC Alfred McDonald by 1,115 votes.|
|1990||NDP Lathlin defeated PC McDonald by 143 votes.|
|1988||NDP Harry Harapiak defeated PC Bruce Unfried by 1,637 votes.|
|1986||NDP Harapiak defeated PC Ernest Polsom by 2,963 votes.|
|1981||NDP Harapiak defeated PC Percy Pielak by 2,993 votes.|
|1969||NDP Ron McBryde defeated, by 195 votes, PC John Carroll, who had held the riding since 1958. McBryde was re-elected in 1973 and 1977.|
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