Manitoba general election, 1966

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Manitoba general election, 1966
Manitoba
1962 ←
June 23, 1966 → 1969

57 seats of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba
29 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  PC Gildas Molgat.jpg NDP
Leader Dufferin Roblin Gildas Molgat Russell Paulley
Party Progressive Conservative Liberal New Democratic
Leader since June 17, 1954 April 20, 1961 June 7, 1969
Leader's seat Wolseley Ste. Rose Radisson
Last election 36 13 7
Seats won 31 14 11
Seat change -5 +1 +4
Popular vote 130,102 107,841 75,333
Percentage 39.96% 33.13% 23.14%
Swing -4.74pp -2.97pp +8.94pp

ManitobaElection1966.png

Map of Election Results

Premier before election

Dufferin Roblin
Progressive Conservative

Elected Premier

Dufferin Roblin
Progressive Conservative

The Manitoba general election held on June 23, 1966, was held to elect Members of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Manitoba, Canada. It resulted in a third consecutive majority win for the Progressive Conservative Party led by Dufferin Roblin. Roblin's Tories won 31 seats, against 14 for the Liberal Party, 11 for the New Democratic Party and one for Social Credit.

Results[edit]

Party Party Leader # of
candidates
Seats Popular Vote
1962 Elected % Change # % % Change
     Progressive Conservative
Dufferin Roblin
57 36 31 -13.9% 130,102 39.96%  
     Liberal
Gildas Molgat
56 13 14 +7.7% 107,841 33.13%  
     New Democratic
Russell Paulley
53 7 11 +57.1% 75,333 23.14%  
     Social Credit
Jacob Froese
16 1 1 - 11,538 3.54%  
     Communist
William Cecil Ross
2 - - - 638 0.20%  
     Independent 1 - - 97 0.03%  
Total 185 57 57 - 325,549 100%  


Preceded by
1962 Manitoba election
List of Manitoba elections Succeeded by
1969 Manitoba election

See also[edit]

Riding results[edit]

Party key:

(x) denotes incumbent.

Arthur:

Assiniboia:

Birtle-Russell:

Brandon:

Brokenhead:

Burrows:


Manitoba general election, 1966: Carillon
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Leonard Barkman 2,352 63.83
     Progressive Conservative John Blatz 1,217 33.03
     New Democratic Party Elmer Reimer 116 3.12
Total valid votes 3,685 100.00
Rejected and discarded votes 59
Turnout 3,744 59.84
Electors on the lists 6,257

Churchill (deferred to July 7, 1966):

Cypress:

Dauphin:

Dufferin:

Elmwood:

Emerson:

Ethelbert Plains:

Fisher:

Flin Flon:

Fort Garry:

Fort Rouge:

Gimli:

Gladstone:

Hamiota:

Inkster:

Kildonan:

Lac Du Bonnet:

Lakeside:

La Verendrye:

Logan:

Minnedosa:


Manitoba general election, 1966: Morris
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
     Progressive Conservative Harry Shewman 1,518 47.80
Liberal Bruce McKenzie 1,288 40.55
     New Democratic Party William T. Loftus 370 11.65
Total valid votes 3,176 100.00
Rejected and discarded votes 33
Turnout 3,209 60.83
Electors on the lists 5,275

Osborne:

Pembina:

Portage La Prairie:

Radisson:

Rhineland:

River Heights:

Roblin:

Rock Lake:

Rockwood-Iberville:

Rupertsland:

St. Boniface:

St. George:

St. James:

St. Johns:

St. Matthews:

St. Vital:

Ste. Rose:

Selkirk:

Seven Oaks:

Souris-Lansdowne:

Springfield:

Swan River:

The Pas:

Turtle Mountain:

Virden:

Wellington:

Winnipeg Centre:


Manitoba general election, 1966: Wolseley
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
     Progressive Conservative Dufferin Roblin 3,132 48.88
Liberal Julius Koteles 1,780 27.78
     New Democratic Party Cecil Wood 1,495 23.33
Total valid votes 6,407 100.00
Rejected and discarded votes 45
Turnout 6,452 55.52
Electors on the lists 11,621

Post-election changes[edit]

Note: These by-election results are taken from newspaper reports, and may not exactly match the official returns.

Gordon Beard (PC) became (Ind) in 1968.

Turtle Mountain (results overturned and seat declared vacant, January 30, 1968), March 4, 1968:

Four seats became vacant in 1968:

By-elections for all four ridings were called for February 20, 1969. The Progressive Conservative, Liberal, and New Democratic parties fielded candidates in all four ridings, and there was also an independent candidate in Churchill. The Social Credit Party intended to field a candidate in Morris, but ultimately did not do so.[1]


Manitoba provincial by-election, February 20, 1969: Birtle-Russell
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
     Progressive Conservative Harry Graham 2,117 46.46 $1,500.98
Liberal Edward Shust 1,406 30.85 $2,476.39
     New Democratic Party Donald Kostesky 1,034 22.69 $1,248.00
Total valid votes 4,557 100
Rejected and discarded votes 23
Turnout 4,580 76.30
Electors on the lists 6,003


Manitoba provincial by-election, February 20, 1969: Churchill
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
     New Democratic Party Joseph Borowski 2,637 32.67 $2,350.33
     Independent Blain Johnston 2,616 32.41 $3,733.76
Liberal Garry Walsh 1,709 21.17 $6,242.87
     Progressive Conservative Michael Klewchuk 1,109 13.74 $7,346.47
Total valid votes 8,071 100
Rejected and discarded votes 17
Turnout 8,088 62.97
Electors on the lists 12,845


Manitoba provincial by-election, February 20, 1969: Morris
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
     Progressive Conservative Warner Jorgenson 2,146 65.77 $966.85
Liberal Ralph Rasmussen 841 25.77 $526.56
     New Democratic Party William T. Loftus 276 8.46 $770.61
Total valid votes 3,263 100
Rejected and discarded votes 17
Turnout 3,280 62.07
Electors on the lists 5,284


Manitoba provincial by-election, February 20, 1969: Wolseley
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
     Progressive Conservative Leonard Claydon 2,161 46.62 $2,640.69
Liberal Julius Koteles 1,528 33.01 $10,753.19
     New Democratic Party Archie Stone 944 20.37 $1,423.50
Total valid votes 4,633 100
Rejected and discarded votes 75
Turnout 4,708 41.97
Electors on the lists 11,217

The results for Birtle-Russell, Morris and Wolseley are taken from the Winnipeg Free Press, 21 February 1969. The result from Churchill reflects the findings of a judicial review, and is taken from the Winnipeg Free Press, 19 March 1969.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Winnipeg Free Press, 4 February 1969, p. 14.