|Party||Candidate||Votes||Vote Share (%)||Status|
|52/52 polls||Updated: Oct. 5, 2011 9:08 AM EDT|
|GRN||Elizabeth May Cameron||369||
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Current MLA: Jon Gerrard, Liberal
Riding profile: Created by redistribution in 1957, it formally came into existence in the 1958 provincial election. The central Winnipeg riding is located in the south-central region of the City of Winnipeg.
River Heights is immediately southwest of the downtown core, bordered on the east by Lord Roberts and Fort Rouge, to the south by Fort Whyte, to the north by Wolseley, and to the west by Tuxedo.
It runs south from the Assiniboine River in the north to the CNR Main Line in the southwest and Fleet Street in the southeast (east of Cambridge), from the CN and CP lines in the west to Cambridge in the southeast and Stafford in the northeast (north of Fleet Street).
The riding includes many of Winnipeg's oldest and most stately homes, including riverside mansions on prestigious Wellington Crescent. It includes the community of River Heights and part of Crescentwood.
- 2007: 69.43 per cent
- 2003: 67.43 per cent
Jon Gerrard, Liberal
- Leader of the Manitoba Liberal Party.
- Has held the seat since 1999, when he won by 465 votes.
- Previously served as head of pediatric hematology/oncology at Health Sciences Centre from 1985 to 1992.
- Taught at the University of Manitoba department of medicine from 1980 to 1993.
- Authored or co-authored more than 200 scientific publications, and became known during the 1980s as an expert on the research and treatment of children’s cancer.
- Hobbies include hiking, reading, and has also been interested in bald eagles since his teenage years and co-authored a book, The Bald Eagle: Haunts and Habits of a Wilderness Monarch, in 1988.
Marty Morantz, PC Party
- Considers himself a River Heights boy.
- Morantz and his wife, Lisa, both grew up in River Heights.
- Engaged in community through a variety of boards.
- Longtime advocate of the need to protect and enhance the rights of individuals with special needs and their families.
- Has more than 25 years' experience as a lawyer and business person.
Dan Manning, NDP
- Has a bachelor of arts in philosophy from Simon Fraser University, 2001.
- Has law degree from University of Manitoba, 2005.
- Practicing trial lawyer at Brodsky and Company.
- Volunteer for Winnipeg Police Service Cadets in their court advocacy program.
- He and wife, Lisa, have a son.
Elizabeth May Cameron, Green Party
- Gardener and garden designer.
- Active volunteer with Habitat for Humanity.
- Project coordinator for corporate events and as volunteer coordinator for the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, managing the work of more than 100 volunteers.
- Currently employed as an executive assistant at a financial company.
Results from 2007 provincial election
Percentage of votes cast
- 2003: Jon Gerrard (Liberal) defeated PC Mike Radcliffe by 1,825 votes.
- 1999: Jon Gerrard (Liberal) defeated PC Mike Radcliffe by 465 votes.
- 1995: Mike Radcliffe (PC) defeated Liberal Anita Neville by 994 votes.
- 1990: Sharon Carstairs (Liberal) defeated PC Shaun McCaffrey by 866 votes. In 1994, Carstairs resigned her seat, resigned as Manitoba Liberal leader and was appointed to Senate by then-Prime Minister Jean Chrétien.
- 1988: Sharon Carstairs (Liberal) defeated PC Bob Vandewater by 3,247 votes.
- 1986: Sharon Carstairs (Liberal) defeated PC Warren Steen by 1,485 votes. Carstairs had been elected leader of the Manitoba Liberals in 1984.
- 1981: Warren Steen (PC) defeated NDP David Saunders by 1,688 votes. Steen had been MLA for Crescentwood but ran in River Heights when his old riding was abolished.
- 1979: In byelection, Gary Filmon (PC) defeated Liberal Jay Prober by 966 votes. After redistribution, Filmon ran in Tuxedo in the 1981 election.
- 1977, 1973, 1969, 1966: Sid Spivak (PC) was elected and resigned in 1979.