31st Manitoba Legislature

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The members of the 31st Manitoba Legislature were elected in the Manitoba general election held in October 1977.[1] The legislature sat from November 24, 1977, to October 13, 1981.[2]

The Progressive Conservative Party led by Sterling Lyon formed the government.[1]

Edward Schreyer of the New Democratic Party was Leader of the Opposition. Howard Pawley became opposition leader in 1979[3] after Schreyer was named Governor General.[4]

Harry Graham served as speaker for the assembly.[1]

There were five sessions of the 31st Legislature:[2]

Session Start End
1st November 24, 1977 December 12, 1977
2nd March 16, 1978 July 20, 1978
3rd February 15, 1979 June 15, 1979
4th February 21, 1980 July 10, 1980
5th December 11, 1980 May 20, 1981

Francis Lawrence Jobin was Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba.[5]

Members of the Assembly[edit]

The following members were elected to the assembly in 1977:[1]

Member Electoral district Party[6]
  James Downey Arthur Progressive Conservative
  Norma Price Assiniboia Progressive Conservative
  Harry Graham Birtle-Russell Progressive Conservative
  Leonard Evans Brandon East NDP
  Edward McGill Brandon West Progressive Conservative
  Ben Hanuschak Burrows NDP
  Sterling Lyon Charleswood Progressive Conservative
  Jay Cowan Churchill NDP
  Warren Steen Crescentwood Progressive Conservative
  James Galbraith Dauphin Progressive Conservative
  Russell Doern Elmwood NDP
  Albert Driedger Emerson Progressive Conservative
  Thomas Barrow Flin Flon NDP
  Bud Sherman Fort Garry Progressive Conservative
  Lloyd Axworthy Fort Rouge Liberal
  Keith Cosens Gimli Progressive Conservative
  James Ferguson Gladstone Progressive Conservative
  Sidney Green Inkster NDP
  Peter Fox Kildonan NDP
  Samuel Uskiw Lac du Bonnet NDP
  Harry Enns Lakeside Progressive Conservative
  Robert Banman La Verendrye Progressive Conservative
  William Jenkins Logan NDP
  Dave Blake Minnedosa Progressive Conservative
  Warner Jorgenson Morris Progressive Conservative
  Gerald Mercier Osborne Progressive Conservative
  Donald Orchard Pembina Progressive Conservative
  Donald Malinowski Point Douglas NDP
  Lloyd Hyde Portage la Prairie Progressive Conservative
  Abe Kovnats Radisson Progressive Conservative
  Arnold Brown Rhineland Progressive Conservative
  Donald Craik Riel Progressive Conservative
  Sidney Spivak River Heights Progressive Conservative
  Wally McKenzie Roblin Progressive Conservative
  Henry Einarson Rock Lake Progressive Conservative
  Edward Schreyer Rossmere NDP
  Harvey Bostrom Rupertsland NDP
  Laurent Desjardins St. Boniface NDP
  Bill Uruski St. George NDP
  George Minaker St. James Progressive Conservative
  Saul Cherniack St. Johns NDP
  Len Domino St. Matthews Progressive Conservative
  Jim Walding St. Vital NDP
  Pete Adam Ste. Rose NDP
  Howard Pawley Selkirk NDP
  Saul Miller Seven Oaks NDP
  Brian Ransom Souris-Lansdowne Progressive Conservative
  Bob Anderson Springfield Progressive Conservative
  Frank Johnston Sturgeon Creek Progressive Conservative
  Douglas Gourlay Swan River Progressive Conservative
  Ron McBryde The Pas NDP
  Ken MacMaster Thompson Progressive Conservative
  Wilson Parasiuk Transcona NDP
  Morris McGregor Virden Progressive Conservative
  Brian Corrin Wellington NDP
  Bud Boyce Winnipeg Centre NDP
  Robert Wilson Wolseley Progressive Conservative

Notes:


By-elections[edit]

By-elections were held to replace members for various reasons:

Electoral district Member elected Affiliation Election date Reason
Fort Rouge June Westbury Liberal October 16, 1979[7] L Axworthy resigned April 6, 1979, to run for federal seat[4]
River Heights Gary Filmon Progressive Conservative October 16, 1979[4] S Spivak resigned April 12, 1979[7] to run for federal seat[8]
Rossmere Victor Schroeder NDP October 16, 1979 E Schreyer resigned December 7, 1978, to become Governor General[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Members of the Thirty-First Legislative Assembly of Manitoba (1977-1981)". Memorable Manitobans. Manitoba Historical Society. Retrieved 2014-01-20. 
  2. ^ a b Normandin, Pierre G (1985). Canadian Parliamentary Guide. 
  3. ^ "Leaders of the Opposition - Manitoba". Library of Parliament. Retrieved 2013-11-23. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Biographies of Living Members". Legislative Assembly of Manitoba. Retrieved 2014-01-20. 
  5. ^ "Past lieutenant governors". Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba. Archived from the original on 2014-01-05. Retrieved 2014-07-21. 
  6. ^ "Historical Summaries" (PDF). Elections Manitoba. Retrieved 2013-11-23. 
  7. ^ a b "MLA Biographies - Deceased". Legislative Assembly of Manitoba. Archived from the original on 2014-03-30. 
  8. ^ "Winnipeg--Fort Garry, Manitoba (1976 - 1987)". History of Federal Ridings since 1867. Library of Parliament. Retrieved 2013-11-29.