Ed Mandrake

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Edward Charles "Ed" Mandrake (born October 1, 1938[1] in Ethelbert, Manitoba[2] – May 2, 2010) was a politician in Manitoba, Canada. He was a member of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba from 1988 to 1990,[1] representing the west-end Winnipeg riding of Assiniboia for the Manitoba Liberal Party.[3]

The son of Walter Mandrake, he was educated at the Red River Community College,[4] receiving a certificate in motor vehicle work. He worked in vehicle body repair before entering politics.[2] Mandrake also served with the Canadian Army which he joined in 1956,[4] holding administrative posts in Canada and Europe. He was honourably released with the rank of Warrant Officer in 1968.[2] In 1958, he married Marie Wiwchar.[4]

Mandrake first ran for office in the 1988 provincial election,[1] and defeated incumbent Progressive Conservative Ric Nordman by 187 votes in Assiniboia.[5] The Liberals increased their parliamentary representation from one seat to twenty in this election, and Mandrake sat as a member of the official opposition. Liberal support trailed off in the provincial election of 1990, and he was defeated by PC candidate Linda McIntosh.[5] He did not seek a return to political office.[1]

Mandrake later joined the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada. In 2003, he signed a petition opposing the party's merger with the Canadian Alliance.[citation needed]

He died at the Victoria General Hospital in Winnipeg at the age of 71.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d "MLA Biographies - Deceased". Legislative Assembly of Manitoba. Retrieved 2014-04-30. 
  2. ^ a b c "Hansard" (PDF). Legislative Assembly of Manitoba. December 2, 2010. Retrieved 2014-04-30. 
  3. ^ Paikin, Steve (2001-10-11). The life: the seductive call of politics. Viking. p. 67. ISBN 978-0-670-89223-5. Retrieved 24 April 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Edward Mandrake". Winnipeg Free PRess. Retrieved 2014-04-30. 
  5. ^ a b "Assiniboia". Manitoba Votes 2003. CBC News. Retrieved 2014-04-30.