Fort Whyte

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The 2011+ boundaries for Fort Whyte highlighted in red.

Fort Whyte is a provincial electoral division in the Canadian province of Manitoba. It was created in 1999, after the provincial electoral boundaries commission determined that southwestern Winnipeg had experienced enough population growth to deserve an extra seat. Fort Whyte was created from territory formerly belonging to Fort Garry and St. Norbert.

Fort Whyte is bordered on the east by Fort Garry and St. Norbert, to the south by St. Norbert, to the north by River Heights and Tuxedo, and to the west by Charleswood and Morris.

The constituency's population in 1996 was 19,396. The average family income in 1999 was $78,422, the second-highest in the province. The unemployment rate is 4.00%, and only 4% of the population is above 65 years of age. Almost 30% of the population have university degrees, once again the second highest rating in the province. Health and social services account for 13% of Fort Whyte's industry, with a further 12% in educational services.

Fort Whyte is an ethnically diverse constituency, with an immigrant population of 21%. Eight per cent of the riding's residents are Chinese, 5% are German and 4% are East Indian.

The constituency was represented by John Loewen of the Progressive Conservative Party from 1999 to 2005. On September 23, 2005, Loewen announced that he was leaving provincial politics to seek the Liberal Party of Canada's nomination for Charleswood—St. James—Assiniboia. He formally resigned from the legislature on September 26.

On December 13, 2005, a by-election was held to fill Loewen's seat. The winner was Hugh McFadyen, meaning that the Tories retained their seat in the Manitoba legislature. McFadyen was easily re-elected in the 2007 provincial election, but was one of only four PC MLAs returned from Winnipeg.

List of provincial representatives[edit]

Name Party Took Office Left Office
     John Loewen
Progressive Conservative 1999 2005
     Hugh McFadyen
Progressive Conservative 2005 2012
     Brian Pallister
Progressive Conservative 2012

Electoral history[edit]

Manitoba provincial by-election, September 4, 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
     Progressive Conservative Brian Pallister 3,626 55.18 -7.29
Liberal Bob Axworthy 2,074 31.56 +23.64
     New Democrat Brandy Schmidt 739 11.25 -18.36
Green Donnie Benham 113 1.72
     Independent Darrell Ackman 19 0.29
Total valid votes 6,571 100.00
Rejected and declined votes 8
Turnout 6,579 42.28 -19.63
Electors on the lists 15,560


Manitoba general election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
     Progressive Conservative Hugh McFadyen 5,588 62.47 +10.52
     New Democrat Sunny Dhaliwal 2,649 29.61 -4.22
Liberal Chae Tsai 708 7.92 -6.30
Total valid votes 8,959
Rejected and declined votes 44
Turnout 9,003 61.91 +2.75
Electors on the lists 14,542

* Percent change is not based on redistributed results


Manitoba general election, 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
     Progressive Conservative Hugh McFadyen 5,981 51.95 -0.76 $20,363.37
     New Democratic Party Sunny Dhaliwal 3,895 33.83 +5.70 $5,331.36
Liberal Angelina Olivier-Job 1,637 14.22 -4.94 $2,162.37
Total valid votes 11,513 100.00
Rejected and declined votes 38
Turnout 11,551 59.16 +2.55
Electors on the lists 19,526


Manitoba provincial by-election, December 16, 2005
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
     Progressive Conservative Hugh McFadyen 3,542 52.26 -0.45 $27,219.00
     New Democratic Party Christina McDonald 1,650 24.34 -3.79 $18,333.89
Liberal Jean Paterson 1,466 21.63 +2.47 $6,134.47
Green Shelagh Pizey-Allen 120 1.77 $233.71
Total valid votes 6,778 100.00
Rejected ballots 6
Turnout 6,784 38.07 -18.54
Registered voters 17,820


Manitoba general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
     Progressive Conservative John Loewen 4,960 52.71 -9.02 $13,693.53
     New Democratic Party Janine Ballingall Scotten 2,647 28.13 +1.31 $18,368.88
Liberal Gerry Sankar 1,803 19.16 +7.71 $14,257.51
Total valid votes 9,410 99.75
Rejected and declined votes 24
Turnout 9,434 56.61 -19.72
Electors on the lists 16,664


Manitoba general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
     Progressive Conservative John Loewen 6,480 61.73 $25,444.88
     New Democratic Party Bidhu Jha 2,815 26.82 $24,511.00
Liberal Malli Aulakh 1,202 11.45 $18,808.08
Total valid votes 10,497 99.38
Rejected and declined votes 66
Turnout 10,563 76.33
Registered voters 13,838

Previous boundaries[edit]

The 1999-2011 boundaries of the riding of Fort Whyte highlighted in red.

References[edit]

Coordinates: 49°49′48″N 97°11′49″W / 49.830°N 97.197°W / 49.830; -97.197