Results, Ridings and Candidates
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|Updated: Nov. 7, 2008 5:00 PM EST||178/178 polls|
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The southern boundary of this riding is the southern limit of Winnipeg. The western boundary is Brady Road (the western limit of Winnipeg) and McCreary Road. The northern boundary is Wilkes Avenue and the eastern boundary is Waverley Street, Bishop Grandin, St. Mary's Road, Novavista Drive and Seine River.
The top two employers are retail trade and health care and social services. The average family income is $93,817 – second-highest in the province – and unemployment is 4.5 per cent.
According to the 2006 census, five per cent of residents listed French as their mother tongue and three per cent listed Chinese. The total immigrant population is almost 20 per cent. About 35 per cent of residents over age 25 have a university certificate or degree.
This riding was first established in 1914 and abolished in 1976. At that time, a major part went into Winnipeg-Fort Garry. Winnipeg South was re-established in 1986 from 49 per cent of Winnipeg-Fort Garry and 34 per cent of Winnipeg-Assiniboine. In 1996, 59 per cent of the riding was unchanged and 24 per cent of St. Boniface was added. In 2004, 87 per cent of the riding remained unchanged.
Population: 84,424 (2006 census; an increase of 9.8% since 2001)
In the 2006 election, Conservative Rod Bruinooge upset Liberal Reg Alcock's four-term winning streak when Bruinooge won by 111 votes. Alcock had defeated Bruinooge in 2004 by 6,500 votes. Alcock was first elected in 1993 and was appointed president of the Treasury Board and minister responsible for the Canadian Wheat Board in 2003.
Liberal James Richardson won in the old riding of Winnipeg South in 1968, 1972 and 1974, when his main opponent was Sterling Lyon. Lyon was premier of Manitoba from 1977 to 1981. Richardson served under Pierre Trudeau as minister of supply and services and minister of national defence. He resigned as defence minister in 1976 because of his opposition to the government's language policy. In 1978, he left the Liberal party and sat as an Independent.
Liberal Lloyd Axworthy spent some of his time as an MP in Winnipeg-Fort Garry. He was elected there in 1979, 1980 and 1984. He won in Winnipeg South Centre in 1988, 1993 and 1997. Axworthy held several cabinet posts, including employment and immigration, transport, labour, western economic diversification and foreign affairs.
In Winnipeg-Assiniboine, PC Dan McKenzie won in 1979, 1980 and 1984. McKenzie had been elected in 1972 and 1974 in Winnipeg South Centre.
Dorothy Dobbie was elected for the PCs in Winnipeg South in 1988.
- 1935-49 inclusive - LIB
- 1953-62 inclusive - PC
- 1963 - LIB
- 1965 - PC
- 1968, 1972, 1974 - LIB
- 1988 - PC
- 1993, 1997, 2000, 2004 – LIB
- 2006 - CON
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|Updated: Nov. 7, 2008, 5:00 PM EST|
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