Charleswood—St. James—Assiniboia

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Charleswood—St. James—Assiniboia
Flag of Manitoba.svg Manitoba electoral district
Charleswood--Saint James--Assiniboinia.png
Charleswood—St. James—Assiniboia in relation to other Manitoba federal electoral districts
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Steven Fletcher
Conservative
District created 1996
First contested 1997
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 81,864
Electors (2011) 63,508
Area (km²)[2] 204.75
Pop. density (per km²) 399.8
Census divisions Winnipeg
Census subdivisions Winnipeg, Headingley

Charleswood—St. James—Assiniboia (formerly known as Charleswood—Assiniboine) is a federal electoral district in Manitoba, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 1997.

History[edit]

In 1996, it was created as "Charleswood—Assiniboine" from Winnipeg–St. James riding.

In 1998, it was renamed "Charleswood St. James—Assiniboia".

In 2003, it was abolished, but the entire district was transferred to "Charleswood—St. James", and small parts of Winnipeg Centre and Winnipeg South Centre were added.

In 2004, it was renamed "Charleswood—St. James—Assiniboia".

The riding will be renamed Charleswood—St. James—Assiniboia—Headingley for the next federal election, but there will be no boundary changes following the Canadian federal electoral redistribution, 2012.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Parliament Years Member Party
Charleswood—Assiniboine
Riding created from Winnipeg—St. James
36th  1997 − 2000     John Harvard Liberal
Riding renamed — Charleswood St. James—Assiniboia
37th  2000 − 2004     John Harvard Liberal
Riding renamed — Charleswood—St. James
38th  2004 − 2006     Steven Fletcher Conservative
Riding renamed — Charleswood—St. James—Assiniboia
39th  2006 − 2008     Steven Fletcher Conservative
40th  2008 − 2011
41st  2011 − Present

Current Member of Parliament[edit]

Its Member of Parliament is Steven Fletcher, a former engineer. He was first elected in 2004. He is a member of the Conservative Party of Canada, and was their critic on Health when the party was in opposition. In the last parliamentary session he served as a member of the Standing Committee on Health. Fletcher is the parliamentary secretary to the Minister of Health and the Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario.

After the 2008 election, Fletcher was appointed to cabinet as Minister of State (Democratic Reform) and member of the Treasury Board cabinet committee. Fletcher is only the third Conservative cabinet minister from Winnipeg since Confederation. The other two were Gordon Churchill and Hugh A. MacDonald at the end of the 19th century.

Election results[edit]

Charleswood—St. James—Assiniboia, 2004–present[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Steven Fletcher 23,264 57.56 +3.73
New Democratic Tom Paulley 8,134 20.12 +2.20
Liberal Rob Clement 7,433 18.39 -2.83
Green Denali Enns 1,587 3.93 -2.63
Total valid votes/Expense limit 40,418 100.00  
Total rejected ballots 135 0.33 -0.01
Turnout 40,553 65.67 +2.31
Eligible voters 61,755
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Steven Fletcher 21,588 53.83 +6.86 $69,196
Liberal Bob Friesen 8,514 21.22 -15.15 $32,010
New Democratic Fiona Shiells 7,190 17.92 +5.12 $14,322
Green Brian Timlick 2,632 6.56 +2.72 $2,383
Christian Heritage Mark Price 180 0.44
Total valid votes/Expense limit 40,104 100.00   $78,841
Total rejected ballots 136 0.34 -0.01
Turnout 40,240 63.36 -6.03
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Steven Fletcher 20,791 46.97 +2.7 $71,903
Liberal John Loewen 16,099 36.37 -6.2 $68,104
New Democratic Dennis Kshyk 5,669 12.80 +2.7 $1,977
Green Michael Johannson 1,700 3.84 +1.7 $397.50
Total valid votes 44,259 100.00  
Total rejected ballots 157 0.35 +0.1
Turnout 44,416 69.39 +3.9

Charleswood—St. James, 2003–2004[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Steven Fletcher 18,688 44.3 -11.9 $71,182
Liberal Glen Murray 17,954 42.6 +6.3 $71,685
New Democratic Peter Carney 4,283 10.2 +2.9 $6,030
Green Andrew Basham 880 2.1 $1,061
Marijuana Dan Zupansky 337 0.8
Communist Beatriz Alas 49 0.1 -0.2 $654
Total valid votes 42,191 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 109 0.3 0.0
Turnout 42,300 65.5 -1.6

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

Charleswood St. James—Assiniboia, 1998–2003[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal John Harvard 13,901 36.2 -6.8 $56,399
Alliance Cyril McFate 11,569 30.1 +7.5 $51,131
Progressive Conservative Curtis Moore 9,991 26.0 +2.7 $18,126
New Democratic Dennis Kshyk 2,786 7.3 -3.3 $1,741
Communist Greg Crowe 138 0.4 $287
Total valid votes 38,385 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 89 0.2 -0.1
Turnout 38,474 67.0 -0.6

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

Charleswood—Assiniboine, 1996–1998[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal John Harvard 15,925 43.0 $37,585
Progressive Conservative Felix Holtmann 8,664 23.4 $51,089
Reform Cyril McFate 8,398 22.7 $21,501
New Democratic Rupert Forde 3,923 10.6 $1,850
Marxist–Leninist Mary Stanley 154 0.4 $11
Total valid votes 37,064 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 262 0.4
Turnout 37,326 67.6

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

Coordinates: 49°52′08″N 97°19′30″W / 49.869°N 97.325°W / 49.869; -97.325