Emerson (electoral district)

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The 2011 boundaries of Emerson highlighted in red.
This article is about the provincial riding in southern Manitoba. For the town, see Emerson, Manitoba.

Emerson is a provincial electoral division in the Canadian province of Manitoba. It has existed since 1879, when it was created by redistribution.

It is located in the southeastern corner of the province. It is bordered to the north by Carman, Morris, Steinbach and La Verendrye, to the west by Pembina, to the east by the province of Ontario and to the south by the American state of North Dakota.

The riding includes the communities/municipalities of Emerson, Altona, Dominion City, Rhineland, Gretna, Woodridge and St. Jean Baptiste.

The riding's population in 1996 was 19,006. In 1999, the average family income was $42,863, and the unemployment rate was 5.90%. Agriculture accounts for 24% of the riding's industry, followed by manufacturing at 16%. Over 27% of Emerson's residents have less than a Grade Nine education.

Emerson is an ethnically diverse riding, with only 51% of its residents listing English as their mother tongue. 26% of the riding's residents list themselves as either German, French, Ukrainian, Polish or Mennonite, while a further 5% are aboriginal.

The riding has generally been safe for the Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba since 1969, although the New Democratic Party of Manitoba (NDP) won it in 1973.

List of provincial representatives[edit]

Name Party Took Office Left Office
William Nash Opposition/Conservative 1879 1880
Thomas Carney Cons 1880 1883
Frederick Burnham Lib 1883 1883
Charles Douglas Cons 1883 1888
James Thomson Lib 1888 1892
David McFadden Cons 1892 1907
George Walton Lib 1907 1910
David McFadden Cons 1910 1915
John Baskerville Lib 1915 1920
Dmytro Yakimischak Farmer 1920 1922
Independent 1922 1927
Robert Curran Lib-Prog 1927 1932
Lib-Prog 1932 1936
Herbert Wright Independent/Liberal 1936 1941
John Solomon Independent/Pro-Coalition 1941 1945
Lib-Prog 1945 1953
Independent Liberal-Progressive 1953 1957
John Tanchak Lib-Prog 1957 1969
Gabriel Girard PC 1969 1973
Steve Derewianchuk NDP 1973 1977
Albert Driedger PC 1977 1990
Jack Penner PC 1990 2007
Cliff Graydon PC 2007 present

Electoral results[edit]

Manitoba general election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
     Progressive Conservative Cliff Graydon 3,982 71.98 +12.42
     New Democrat Lorie Fiddler 1,084 19.60 -2.33
Liberal Michelene Belliveau 415 7.50 -10.80
Total valid votes 5,481
Rejected and declined ballots 51
Turnout 5,532 44.42
Electors on the lists 12,453


Manitoba general election, 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
     Progressive Conservative Cliff Graydon 3,635 59.56 +0.74 $22,391.66
     New Democratic Party Chris Murash 1,296 21.93 +2.87 $939.37
Liberal Monica Guetre 1,117 18.30 -2.82 $6,183.77
Total valid votes 6,049 99.08%
Rejected and declined ballots 56
Turnout 6,105 49.51
Electors on the lists 12,330

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Manitoba general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
     Progressive Conservative Jack Penner 3,509 58.82 -2.57 $17,612.69
Liberal Len Schieman 1,260 21.12 +6.17 $13,304.08
     New Democrat Murray Cliff 1,137 19.06 -3.60 $2,277.16
Total valid votes 5,936 100.00
Rejected and declined ballots 30
Turnout 5,966 48.54
Electors on the lists 12,229

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Manitoba general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
     Progressive Conservative (X) Jack Penner 3,994 53.87 $27,307.39
Liberal Ted Klassen 2,054 27.70 $15,533.42
     New Democrat David Kiansky 1,332 17.97 $4,971.00
Total valid votes 7,380 99.54
Rejected and declined ballots 34
Turnout 7,414 62.17
Electors on the lists 11,926

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Previous boundaries[edit]

1998-2011 boundaries of Emerson highlighted in red.


References[edit]

Coordinates: 49°05′49″N 97°14′56″W / 49.097°N 97.249°W / 49.097; -97.249