Dauphin—Swan River—Marquette

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Dauphin—Swan River—Marquette
Flag of Manitoba.svg Manitoba electoral district
Dauphin-Swan River.png
Dauphin–Swan River–Marquette in relation to other Manitoba federal electoral districts
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Robert Sopuck
Conservative
District created 1903
First contested 1904
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 74,800
Electors (2011) 53,549
Area (km²)[2] 46,493.79
Pop. density (per km²) 1.6
Census divisions 8, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20
Census subdivisions Dauphin, Swan River, Neepawa, Sandy Bay, Minnedosa

Dauphin—Swan River—Marquette (formerly known as Dauphin and Dauphin—Swan River) is a federal electoral district in Manitoba, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 1904. Its population in 2001 was 77,586.

Dauphin—Swan River—Marquette is currently represented by Robert Sopuck, a member of the Conservative Party of Canada, who was elected in a by-election on November 29, 2010.

Demographics[edit]

According to the Canada 2006 Census

Racial groups: 75.02% White, 24.21% Aboriginal
Languages: 81.05% English, 2.20% French, 16.66% Other
Religions (2001): 47.30% Protestant, 32.18% Catholic, 14.45% Non religious, 3.27% Christian Orthodox, 1.99% Other Christian
Average income: $16,388

Geography[edit]

The riding is located in between southern and central Manitoba, west of Lake Winnipegosis and Lake Manitoba.

History[edit]

The electoral district was created as "Dauphin" riding in 1903 from Macdonald, Marquette and Saskatchewan (Provisional District) ridings.

In 1983, it was renamed "Dauphin–Swan River".

In 2004, it was renamed "Dauphin–Swan River–Marquette".

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Dauphin
Riding created from Macdonald, Marquette
and Saskatchewan provisional district
10th  1904 − 1908     Theodore Arthur Burrows Liberal
11th  1908 − 1911     Glenlyon Campbell Conservative
12th  1912 − 1917     Robert Cruise Liberal
13th  1917 − 1921     Government (Unionist)
14th  1921 − 1925     William John Ward Progressive
15th  1925 − 1926
16th  1926 − 1930     Liberal–Progressive
17th  1930 − 1935     James Langstaff Bowman Conservative
18th  1935 − 1940     William John Ward Liberal
19th  1940 − 1945
20th  1945 − 1949     Fred Zaplitny Co-operative Commonwealth
21st  1949 − 1953     William John Ward Liberal
22nd  1953 − 1957     Fred Zaplitny Co-operative Commonwealth
23rd  1957 − 1958
24th  1958 − 1962     Elmer Forbes Progressive Conservative
25th  1962 − 1963
26th  1963 − 1965
27th  1965 − 1968
28th  1968 − 1972     Gordon Ritchie Progressive Conservative
29th  1972 − 1974
30th  1974 − 1979
31st  1979 − 1980
32nd  1980 − 1984     Laverne Lewycky New Democratic
Riding renamed — Dauphin—Swan River
33rd  1984 − 1988     Brian White Progressive Conservative
34th  1988 − 1993
35th  1993 − 1997     Marlene Cowling Liberal
36th  1997 − 2000     Inky Mark Reform
 2000 − 2000     Alliance
37th  2000 − 2002
 2002 − 2004     Progressive Conservative
Riding renamed — Dauphin—Swan River—Marquette
38th  2004 − 2006     Inky Mark Conservative
39th  2006 − 2008
40th  2008 − 2010
 2010 − 2011     Robert Sopuck Conservative
41st  2011 − Present

Current Member of Parliament[edit]

This seat is held by Robert Sopuck, a fisheries biologist. Sopuck, a member of the Conservative Party of Canada, was first elected in a 2010 by-election.

Election results[edit]

Dauphin—Swan River—Marquette, 2004–present[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Robert Sopuck 18,543 63.09 +6.60
New Democratic Cheryl Osborne 7,657 26.05 -0.40
Liberal Wendy Menzies 1,947 6.62 -3.70
Green Kate Storey 1,243 4.23 -1.39
Total valid votes/Expense limit 29,390 100.00  
Total rejected ballots 92 0.31 -0.12
Turnout 29,482 55.69 +29.07
Eligible voters 52,941
2010 by-election
Canadian federal by-election, November 29, 2010
due to the resignation of Inky Mark on September 15, 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Robert Sopuck 8,034 56.49 -4.87
New Democratic Denise Harder 3,762 26.45 +9.82
Liberal Christopher Scott Sarna 1,468 10.32 -3.65
Green Kate Storey 799 5.62 -0.89
Christian Heritage Jerome Dondo 159 1.12 -0.08
Total valid votes/Expense limit 14,222 100.00  
Total rejected ballots 61 0.43 +0.07
Turnout 14,283 26.62 -28
Eligible voters 53,660
     Conservative hold Swing -7.13
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Inky Mark 18,132 61.36 +2.28 $42,460
New Democratic Ron Strynadka 4,914 16.63 -1.67 $5,103
Liberal Wendy Menzies 4,128 13.97 -4.18 $22,590
Green Kate Storey 1,923 6.51 +2.84
Christian Heritage David Andres 356 1.20 +0.40
People's Political Power Charles Prefontaine 96 0.32 $1,294
Total valid votes/Expense limit 29,549 100.00   $95,083
Total rejected ballots 107 0.36 -0.09
Turnout 29,656 55
     Conservative hold Swing +2.0
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Inky Mark 20,084 59.08 +5.13 $42,115
New Democratic Walter Kolisnyk 6,221 18.30 -3.67 $21,849
Liberal Don Dewar 6,171 18.15 -2.23 $19,220
Green Kathy Storey 1,246 3.67 +1.66 $2,759
Christian Heritage Iris Yawney 273 0.80 -0.88 $920
Total valid votes 33,995 100.00  
Total rejected ballots 154 0.45 -0.05
Turnout 34,149 62
     Conservative hold Swing +4.4

Dauphin—Swan River, 1983–2004[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Inky Mark 18,025 53.95 -5.57^ $45,456
New Democratic Walter Kolisnyk 7,341 21.97 +4.50 $41,153
Liberal Don Dewar 6,809 20.38 -0.94 $31,775
Green Lindy Clubb 673 2.01 $593
Christian Heritage David Andres 560 1.68 $2,974
Total valid votes 33,408 100.00  
Total rejected ballots 168 0.50 +0.06
Turnout 33,576 58.6 -4.9
     Conservative hold Swing -5.0

^ Change is from the total of Progressive Conservative and Canadian Alliance votes in the 2000 election.

Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Alliance Inky Mark 15,855 47.66 +12.17 $30,460
Liberal Jane Dawson 7,091 21.32 +0.57 $32,160
New Democratic Wayne Kines 5,813 17.47 -3.75 $24,855
Progressive Conservative Keith Eliasson 3,946 11.86 -9.76 $3,345
Canadian Action Terry Drul 372 1.12 $3,068
Independent Iris Yawney 189 0.57 $5,508
Total valid votes 33,266 100.00  
Total rejected ballots 148 0.44 +0.10
Turnout 33,414 63.5 -1.9
     Canadian Alliance (Reform) hold Swing +5.8

Note: Canadian Alliance vote is compared to Reform Party vote in 1997 election.

Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Reform Inky Mark 12,668 35.49 +5.96 $32,650
Progressive Conservative Lorne Boguski 7,716 21.62 +5.85 $50,353
New Democratic Betty Findlay 7,575 21.22 -0.97 $48,818
Liberal Marlene Cowling 7,408 20.75 -10.98 $44,417
Independent Tony Riley 326 0.91 +0.13 $2,130
Total valid votes 35,693 100.00  
Total rejected ballots 122 0.34
Turnout 35,815 65.4
     Reform gain from Liberal Swing -8.5
Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Marlene Cowling 10,600 31.73 +12.10
Reform Dale Brown 9,865 29.53 +26.13
New Democratic Stan Struthers 7,412 22.19 -11.20
Progressive Conservative Bill Galloway 5,267 15.77 -25.60
Canada Party Tony Riley 260 0.78
Total valid votes 33,404 100.00
     Liberal gain from Progressive Conservative Swing -18.85
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Brian White 14,719 41.37 -1.19
New Democratic Eric Irwin 11,881 33.39 -2.93
Liberal Alain Bouchard 6,985 19.63 +4.16
Reform Peter J. Neufeld 1,209 3.40
Confederation of Regions Joseph Hagyard 394 1.11 -4.54
Independent Terry Drul 393 1.10
Total valid votes 35,581 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Brian White 11,973 42.56 +4.1
New Democratic Laverne Lewycky 10,219 36.32 -8.5
Liberal Doug Cowling 4,352 15.47 -1.3
Confederation of Regions Douglas Switzer 1,589 5.65
Total valid votes 28,133 100.0

Dauphin, 1904–1983[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Laverne Lewycky 12,960 44.8 +3.2
Progressive Conservative Orville Heschuk 11,116 38.4 -4.8
Liberal Ron Hale 4,849 16.8 +1.5
Total valid votes 28,925 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Gordon Ritchie 12,239 43.2 -3.5
New Democratic Laverne Lewycky 11,770 41.6 +9.9
Liberal Robert Klimchuk 4,311 15.2 -6.4
Total valid votes 28,320 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Gordon Ritchie 11,439 46.7 -7.7
New Democratic Laverne Lewycky 7,743 31.6 +4.7
Liberal Ronald Hale 5,300 21.6 +3.0
Total valid votes 24,482 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Gordon Ritchie 12,584 54.4 +17.2
New Democratic Bernhard Dirauf 6,234 27.0 -1.8
Liberal Ferdinand A. Guiboche 4,305 18.6 -10.3
Total valid votes 23,123 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Gordon Ritchie 8,701 37.2 -2.8
Liberal Raymond-J. Allard 6,770 28.9 +4.0
New Democratic Evelyn Syme 6,737 28.8 +9.2
Social Credit Dean Whiteway 1,194 5.1 -10.5
Total valid votes 23,402 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1965
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Elmer Forbes 6,545 39.9 -3.0
Liberal Siggi Sigurdson 4,082 24.9 -6.6
New Democratic John Zaplitny 3,202 19.5 +13.0
Social Credit Lawrence A. Milner 2,558 15.6 -3.4
Total valid votes 16,387 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Elmer Forbes 7,541 43.0 +3.3
Liberal Siggi T. Sigurdson 5,526 31.5 +5.9
Social Credit Lawrence A. Milner 3,334 19.0 +9.8
New Democratic Ray Taylor 1,148 6.5 -19.0
Total valid votes 17,549 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Elmer Forbes 7,158 39.6 -6.8
Liberal Sigurdur Thorberg Sigurdson 4,620 25.6 +4.3
New Democratic Fred Zaplitny 4,619 25.6 -6.7
Social Credit Lawrence A. Milner 1,665 9.2
Total valid votes 18,062 100.0

Note: NDP vote is compared to CCF vote in 1958 election.

Canadian federal election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Elmer Forbes 8,674 46.4 +25.8
Co-operative Commonwealth Fred Zaplitny 6,023 32.2 -7.6
Liberal A. Thomas Warnock 3,981 21.3 +4.1
Total valid votes 18,678 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1957
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Co-operative Commonwealth Fred Zaplitny 6,706 39.9 -3.1
Progressive Conservative W. Gordon Ritchie 3,463 20.6 +7.2
Liberal Alfred Hallam Parker 2,896 17.2 -14.6
Social Credit Sherman S. Hunt 2,442 14.5 +2.8
Independent Liberal William John Ward 1,304 7.8
Total valid votes 16,811 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Co-operative Commonwealth Fred Zaplitny 6,839 43.0 +2.6
Liberal Alfred Hallam Parker 5,050 31.8 -13.3
Progressive Conservative R. Elmer Forbes 2,136 13.4 -1.1
Social Credit Sherman Stanley Hunt 1,866 11.7
Total valid votes 15,891 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal William John Ward 7,896 45.1 +11.2
Co-operative Commonwealth Fred Zaplitny 7,089 40.4 +2.4
Progressive Conservative Michael F. Szewczyk 2,541 14.5 -13.6
Total valid votes 17,526 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1945
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Co-operative Commonwealth Fred Zaplitny 6,226 38.0 +7.8
Liberal William John Ward 5,550 33.9 -1.1
Progressive Conservative George Craig Dowler 4,599 28.1 -6.6
Total valid votes 16,375 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1940
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal William John Ward 5,953 35.0 -11.5
National Government James Langstaff Bowman 5,900 34.7 -2.2
Co-operative Commonwealth Ronald S. Moore 5,142 30.3 +13.8
Total valid votes 16,995 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1935
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal William John Ward 7,091 46.6 -0.9
Conservative James Langstaff Bowman 5,628 37.0 -15.6
Co-operative Commonwealth Robert Arthur D. McKellar 2,508 16.5
Total valid votes 15,227 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1930
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Conservative James Langstaff Bowman 7,083 52.5 +9.4
Liberal–Progressive William John Ward 6,399 47.5 -9.4
Total valid votes 13,482 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1926
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal–Progressive William John Ward 7,260 56.9 +5.8
Conservative James Langstaff Bowman 5,502 43.1 -5.8
Total valid votes 12,762 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1925
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive William John Ward 5,102 51.1 -27.3
Conservative James Langstaff Bowman 4,883 48.9 +27.3
Total valid votes 9,985 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1921
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive William John Ward 7,779 78.4
Conservative Robert Cruise 2,138 21.6
Total valid votes 9,917 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1917
Party Candidate Votes
Government (Unionist) Robert Cruise acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1911
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Robert Cruise 3,674 55.7 +7.4
Conservative Glenlyon Archibald Campbell 2,926 44.3 -7.4
Total valid votes 6,600 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1908
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Glenlyon Archibald Campbell 3,206 51.8
Liberal Theodore Arthur Burrows 2,989 48.2
Total valid votes 6,195 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1904
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Theodore Arthur Burrows acclaimed

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Coordinates: 51°41′10″N 100°20′56″W / 51.686°N 100.349°W / 51.686; -100.349