Portage—Lisgar

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Portage—Lisgar
Flag of Manitoba.svg Manitoba electoral district
Portage-Lisgar.png
Portage—Lisgar in relation to other Manitoba federal electoral districts
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Candice Bergen
Conservative
District created 1996
First contested 1997
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 92,863
Electors (2011) 60,246
Area (km²)[2] 14,236.32
Pop. density (per km²) 6.5
Census subdivisions Portage la Prairie, Winkler, Morden, Stanley, Macdonald, Rhineland, Altona, Cartier, Carman

Portage—Lisgar is a federal electoral district in Manitoba, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 1997.

Demographics[edit]

Population, 2001 92,863
Electors 60,246
Area (km²) 14236.32
Population density (people per km²)

Portage—Lisgar is the riding with the highest percentage of native German speakers (23.6% of the population) in all of Canada.[3] Only Inuktitut (Nunavut: 66.8%) and Panjabi (Punjabi) (Newton—North Delta, in British Columbia: 33.4%) exceed this concentration of native speakers of a non-official language in a single riding.

Geography[edit]

This is a rural district that includes the cities of Portage la Prairie, Winkler, and Morden, and the towns of Carman and Altona.

History[edit]

The electoral district was created in 1996 from the former districts of Lisgar—Marquette, Portage—Interlake and Provencher.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Portage—Lisgar
Riding created from Lisgar—Marquette, Portage—Interlake and Provencher
36th  1997 − 2000     Jake Hoeppner Reform
 2000 − 2000     Alliance
37th  2000 − 2003     Brian Pallister Alliance
 2003 − 2004     Conservative
38th  2004 − 2006
39th  2006 − 2008
40th  2008 − 2011     Candice Bergen (Hoeppner) Conservative
41st  2011 − Present

Current Member of Parliament[edit]

Its Member of Parliament is Candice Bergen. She was elected in 2008 under the name Candice Hoeppner. She is a member of the Conservative Party of Canada. On November 19, 2008, Bergen was afforded the honour of presenting the motion in the House of Commons to accept the Speech from the Throne (the traditional speech in which the Governor General outlines the government's agenda at the start of a new Parliament). Traditionally this honour is given by the prime minister of the day to a newly elected backbench MP from the governing party who is regarded as being particularly worthy of recognition.

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Candice Hoeppner 26,899 76.0 +7.7
New Democratic Mohamed Alli 3,478 9.8 +2.5
Liberal MJ Willard 2,221 6.3 -7.3
Green Matthew Friesen 1,996 5.6 -2.5
Christian Heritage Jerome Dondo 805 2.3 -0.5
Total valid votes/Expense limit 35,399 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 147 0.4 0.0
Turnout 35,546 60.6 +6.8
Eligible voters 58,624
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Candice Hoeppner 22,036 68.3 -1.5 $57,186
Liberal Ted Klassen 4,374 13.6 +2.2 $19,807
Green Charlie Howatt 2,606 8.1 +3.0 $3,649
New Democratic Mohamed Alli 2,353 7.3 -4.1 $2,873
Christian Heritage Len Lodder 911 2.8 +0.1 $8,429
Total valid votes/Expense limit 32,280 100.0   $83,296
Total rejected ballots 116 0.4 0.0
Turnout 32,396 53.8
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Brian Pallister 25,719 69.8 +3.9 $44,321
Liberal Garry McLean 4,199 11.4 -6.3 $13,875
New Democratic Daren Van Den Bussche 4,072 11.0 +1.7 $2,450
Green Charlie Howatt 1,880 5.1 +2.6 $4,073
Christian Heritage David Reimer 987 2.7 -1.5 $9,372
Total valid votes 36,857 100.00  
Total rejected ballots 123 0.3 -0.1
Turnout 36,980 62
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Brian Pallister 22,939 65.9 +0.1 $55,524
Liberal Don Kuhl 6,174 17.7 -0.1 $70,474
New Democratic Daren Van Den Bussche 3,251 9.3 +3.3 $13,159
Christian Heritage David Reimer 1,458 4.2 $10,620
Green Marc Payette 856 2.5 $649
Communist Allister Cucksey 117 0.3 $741
Total valid votes 34,795 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 146 0.4 +0.1
Turnout 34,941 57.4 -4.2
Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Alliance Brian Pallister 17,318 50.3 +10.1 $44,417
Liberal Gerry J.E. Gebler 6,133 17.8 +3.2 $44,267
Progressive Conservative Morley McDonald 5,339 15.5 -20.4 $16,872
Independent Jake Hoeppner 3,558 10.3 $40,395
New Democratic Diane Beresford 2,073 6.0 -1.2 $3,880
Total valid votes 34,421 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 101 0.3 -0.2
Turnout 34,522 61.6 +0.9
Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Reform Jake Hoeppner 13,532 40.2 $55,221
Progressive Conservative Brian Pallister 12,083 35.9 $52,473
Liberal Heather Mack 4,913 14.6 $14,412
New Democratic Glen Hallick 2,420 7.2 $9,391
Christian Heritage Martin Dewit 517 1.5 $2,674
Canadian Action Roy Lyall 159 0.5 $1,210
Total valid votes 33,624 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 149 0.4
Turnout 33,773 60.6

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Coordinates: 49°40′01″N 98°18′18″W / 49.667°N 98.305°W / 49.667; -98.305