39th Manitoba Legislature

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The 39th Manitoba Legislature was elected in a general election held May 22, 2007.[1] The majority NDP government under the leadership of Premier Gary Doer had been sustained for a third term in office.[2]

In August 27, 2009, Doer announced that he would be stepping down as Premier.[3] Greg Selinger was elected in a leadership convention held on October 17, 2009 and was sworn in as premier two days later.[4]

Hugh McFadyen of the Progressive Conservative Party served as Leader of the Opposition.[5]

George Hickes served as speaker for the assembly.[1]

There were five sessions of the 39th Legislature:[6]

Session Start End
1st June 6, 2007 November 8, 2007
2nd November 20, 2007 October 9, 2008
3rd November 20, 2008 October 8, 2009
4th November 30, 2009 June 17, 2010
5th November 16, 2010 June 16, 2011

The legislature was dissolved on September 6, 2011.[6]

John Harvard was Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba until August 3, 2009, when Philip S. Lee became lieutenant governor.[7]

Members of the 39th Legislative Assembly[edit]

Member Party Riding
     Nancy Allan NDP St. Vital
     Rob Altemeyer NDP Wolseley
     Steve Ashton NDP Thompson
     Peter Bjornson NDP Gimli
     Sharon Blady NDP Kirkfield Park
     Jim Maloway NDP Elmwood
     Bill Blaikie NDP
     Rick Borotsik Progressive Conservative Brandon West
     Erna Braun NDP Rossmere
     Marilyn Brick NDP St. Norbert
     Stu Briese Progressive Conservative Ste. Rose
     Drew Caldwell NDP Brandon East
     David Chomiak NDP Kildonan
     Cliff Cullen Progressive Conservative Turtle Mountain
     Len Derkach Progressive Conservative Russell
     Gregory Dewar NDP Selkirk
     Myrna Driedger Progressive Conservative Charleswood
     Peter Dyck Progressive Conservative Pembina
     Ralph Eichler Progressive Conservative Lakeside
     David Faurschou Progressive Conservative Portage la Prairie
     Jon Gerrard Liberal River Heights
     Kelvin Goertzen Progressive Conservative Steinbach
     Cliff Graydon Progressive Conservative Emerson
     Gerald Hawranik Progressive Conservative Lac Du Bonnet
     George Hickes NDP Point Douglas
     Jennifer Howard NDP Fort Rouge
     Kerri Irvin-Ross NDP Fort Garry
     Gerard Jennissen NDP Flin Flon
     Bidhu Jha NDP Radisson
     Bonnie Korzeniowski NDP St. James
     Kevin Lamoureux Liberal Inkster
     Ron Lemieux NDP La Verendrye
     Gord Mackintosh NDP St. Johns
     Larry Maguire Progressive Conservative Arthur-Virden
     Flor Marcelino NDP Wellington
     Doug Martindale NDP Burrows
     Hugh McFadyen Progressive Conservative Fort Whyte
     Diane McGifford NDP Lord Roberts
     Christine Melnick NDP Riel
     Bonnie Mitchelson Progressive Conservative River East
     Tom Nevakshonoff NDP Interlake
     Theresa Oswald NDP Seine River
     Blaine Pedersen Progressive Conservative Carman
     Daryl Reid NDP Transcona
     Eric Robinson NDP Rupertsland
     Jim Rondeau NDP Assiniboia
     Leanne Rowat Progressive Conservative Minnedosa
     Mohinder Saran NDP The Maples
     Ron Schuler Progressive Conservative Springfield
     Erin Selby NDP Southdale
     Greg Selinger NDP St. Boniface
     Heather Stefanson Progressive Conservative Tuxedo
     Stan Struthers NDP Dauphin-Roblin
     Andrew Swan NDP Minto
     Mavis Taillieu Progressive Conservative Morris
     Oscar Lathlin NDP The Pas
     Frank Whitehead NDP
     Gary Doer NDP Concordia
     Matt Wiebe NDP
     Rosann Wowchuk NDP Swan River

Source: "Historical Summaries" (PDF). Elections Manitoba. Retrieved 2014-07-21. 

Standings changes since the 2007 general election[edit]

Number of members
per party by date
2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
May 22 Sep 8 Nov 1 Mar 24 Oct 19 Mar 2 Nov 1 Mar 25
     NDP 36 35 34 36 35 36
     Progressive Conservative 19 18
     Liberal 2 1
Total members 57 56 55 57 56 57 56 55
Vacant 0 1 2 0 1 0 1 2
Government Majority 15 14 13 15 14 15 16 17
Membership changes in the 39th Assembly
Date Name District Party Reason
  March 3, 2008 See List of Members Election day of the 39th Manitoba general election
     September 8, 2008 Jim Maloway Elmwood NDP Resigned to run in federal election.
     November 1, 2008 Oscar Lathlin The Pas NDP Died at his cabin.[8]
     March 24, 2009 Bill Blaikie Elmwood NDP Elected in a by-election.
     March 24, 2009 Frank Whitehead The Pas NDP Elected in a by-election.
     October 19, 2009 Gary Doer Concordia NDP Vacated seat to accept post as Canadian Ambassador to the US.[9]
     March 2, 2010 Matt Wiebe Concordia NDP Elected in a by-election
     November 1, 2010 Kevin Lamoureux Inkster Liberal Vacated seat to run in federal by-election.
     March 25, 2011 Gerald Hawranik Lac du Bonnet Progressive Conservative Vacated seat



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  2. ^ "NDP wins historic 3rd majority in Manitoba". CBC News. May 22, 2007. Retrieved 2014-07-21. 
  3. ^ Puxley, China (August 27, 2009). "Premier Doer stepping down". Winnipeg Free Press. 
  4. ^ "Greg Selinger leadership profile". CBC News. August 23, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Leaders of the Opposition - Manitoba". Library of Parliament. Retrieved 2013-11-23. 
  6. ^ a b "Sessional Information" (PDF). Legislative Assembly of Manitoba. Retrieved 2014-05-11. 
  7. ^ "Past lieutenant governors". Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba. Retrieved 2014-07-21. 
  8. ^ "Minister Oscar Lathlin dies at 61". CTV Winnipeg. November 3, 2008. 
  9. ^ "Doer named Canada's next U.S. ambassador". CBC News. August 20, 2009.