Winnipeg Centre

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Winnipeg Centre
Flag of Manitoba.svg Manitoba electoral district
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Winnipeg Centre in relation to other federal electoral districts in Winnipeg
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Pat Martin
New Democratic
District created 1996
First contested 1997
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 82,026
Electors (2011) 58,595
Area (km²)[2] 28.42
Pop. density (per km²) 2,886.2
Census divisions Winnipeg
Census subdivisions Winnipeg

Winnipeg Centre is a federal electoral district in Manitoba, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1917 to 1925 and since 1997. The riding is the second poorest in Canada with a median household income of $27,349, the riding of Vancouver East is the poorest with a median household income of $22,144.

History[edit]

This riding was originally created in 1914 from Winnipeg and Selkirk ridings.

In 1924, it was abolished, and parts transferred to Winnipeg North Centre and Winnipeg South Centre ridings.

In 1997, it was re-created from Winnipeg North Centre and Winnipeg South Centre.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Winnipeg Centre
Riding created from Winnipeg and Selkirk
13th  1917 − 1921     George William Andrews Government (Unionist)
14th  1921 − 1925     J.S. Woodsworth Independent Labour
Riding dissolved into Winnipeg North Centre and Winnipeg South Centre
Riding re-created from Winnipeg North Centre and Winnipeg South Centre
36th  1997 − 2000     Pat Martin New Democratic
37th  2000 − 2004
38th  2004 − 2006
39th  2006 − 2008
40th  2008 − 2011
41st  2011 − Present

Current Member of Parliament[edit]

Its Member of Parliament is Pat Martin, a former carpenter. He was first elected in 1997. He is a member of the New Democratic Party and is their critic for Government Operations and Indian Affairs and Northern Development. In the last parliamentary session, he served as vice-chair of the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates and as a member of the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development.

Election results[edit]

1997 – present[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Pat Martin 13,928 53.66 +4.74
Conservative Bev Pitura 7,173 27.64 +5.99
Liberal Allan Wise 2,872 11.07 -4.55
Green Jacqueline Romanow 1,830 7.05 -4.01
Communist Darrell Rankin 152 0.59 +0.12
Total valid votes/Expense limit 25,955 100.00  
Total rejected ballots 248 0.95 +0.05
Turnout 26,203 49.02 +6
Eligible voters 53,452
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Pat Martin 12,285 48.92 +0.5 $42,608
Conservative Kenny Daodu 5,437 21.65 +2.1 $20,177
Liberal Daniel Hurley 3,922 15.62 -8.7 $37,980
Green Jessie Klassen 2,777 11.06 +4.0 $2,733
Independent Joe Chan 226 0.90
First Peoples National Lyle Morrisseau 212 0.84
Independent Ed Ackerman 135 0.54
Communist Darrell Rankin 119 0.47 -0.2
Total valid votes/Expense limit 25,113 100.00   $77,206
Total rejected ballots 227 0.90 +0.1
Turnout 25,340 43 -6
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Pat Martin 13,805 48.4 +3.0 $58,778
Liberal Ray St. Germain 6,940 24.3 -10.4 $27,375
Conservative Helen Sterzer 5,554 19.5 +5.9 $37,740
Green Gary Gervais 2,010 7.1 +2.8 $2,651
Communist Anna-Celestrya Carr 199 0.7 +0.3 $295
Total valid votes 28,508 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 231 0.8 +0.1
Turnout 28,739 49 +4
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Pat Martin 12,149 45.4 +4.1 $51,914
Liberal David Northcott 9,285 34.7 +0.6 $67,134
Conservative Robert Eng 3,631 13.6 -8.0 $7,572
Green Robin (Pilar) Faye 1,151 4.3 +1.7 $2,087
Marijuana John M. Siedleski 346 1.3
Communist Anna-Celestrya Carr 114 0.4 -0.1 $654
Independent Douglas Edward Schweitzer 92 0.3
Total valid votes 26,768 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 188 0.7
Turnout 26,956 45.1

Note: Conservative vote is compared to the total of the Canadian Alliance vote and Progressive Conservative vote in 2000 election.

Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Pat Martin 11,263 41.3 +0.4
Liberal Kevin Lamoureux 9,310 34.1 -2.7
Alliance Reg Smith 3,975 14.6 +3.0
Progressive Conservative Michel Allard 1,915 7.0 -2.1
Green Mikel Magnusson 698 2.6
Communist Harold Dyck 134 0.5
Total valid votes 27,295 100.0

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

Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes %
New Democratic Pat Martin 10,979 40.9
Liberal David Walker 9,895 36.9
Reform Reginald A. Smith 3,095 11.5
Progressive Conservative Campbell Alexander 2,442 9.1
Independent Greg Krawchuk 148 0.6
Marxist–Leninist Glenn Michalchuk 136 0.5
Independent Darrell Rankin 108 0.4
Independent Didz Zuzens 44 0.2
Total valid votes 26,847 100.0

1917 – 1925[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1921
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Labour James Shaver Woodsworth 7,774 40.1
Conservative Norman Kitson McIvor 4,034 20.8 -63.8
Liberal John W. Wilton 4,032 20.8 +5.4
Independent Harriet S. Dick 2,314 11.9
Independent George William Andrew 1,220 6.3
Total valid votes 19,374 100.0

Note: Conservative vote is compared to Unionist vote in 1917 election.

Canadian federal election, 1917
Party Candidate Votes %
Government (Unionist) George William Andrew 25,580 84.6
Opposition (Laurier Liberals) Robert Sinclair Ward 4,650 15.4
Total valid votes 30,230 100.0

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Coordinates: 49°53′42″N 97°10′01″W / 49.895°N 97.167°W / 49.895; -97.167