1962 Manitoba general election

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Manitoba general election, 1962

← 1959 December 16, 1962 1966 →

57 seats of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba
29 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party
  Gildas Molgat.jpg
Leader Duff Roblin Gildas Molgat
Party Progressive Conservative Liberal
Leader since June 17, 1954 April 20, 1961
Leader's seat Wolseley Ste. Rose
Last election 36 11
Seats won 36 13
Seat change Steady Increase2
Popular vote 134,208 103,283
Percentage 45.0% 36.3%
Swing Decrease2.0pp Increase6.0pp

  Third party Fourth party
  NDP SC
Leader Russell Paulley Jacob Froese
Party New Democratic Social Credit
Leader since November 4, 1961 1959
Leader's seat Radisson Rhineland
Last election 10 -
Seats won 7 1
Seat change Decrease3 Increase1
Popular vote 47,304 6,930
Percentage 15.8% 2.3%
Swing Decrease6.0pp Increase2.3pp

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Map of Election Results

Premier before election

Dufferin Roblin
Progressive Conservative

Premier

Dufferin Roblin
Progressive Conservative

The 27th Manitoba General Election was held on December 16, 1962 to elect 57 members to the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, Canada. It resulted in a majority victory for the incumbent Progressive Conservatives under the leadership of Premier Dufferin Roblin, securing a third term for the party.

Roblin's Tories won 36 seats versus 13 for the Liberals led by Gildas Molgat, 7 for the social democratic New Democrats led by Russell Paulley, and 1 seat for the Social Credit Party led by Jacob Froese.

The Communist Party ran two candidates, neither being successful.


Detailed Results[edit]

Summary[edit]

Party Party leader # of
candidates
Seats Popular vote
1959 Elected # % % Change
  Progressive Conservative Dufferin Roblin 57 36 36 134,208 45.0%  
  Liberal Gildas Molgat 57 11 13 108,283 36.3%  
  New Democratic Russell Paulley 40 10 7 47,304 15.8%  
  Social Credit Jacob Froese 11 - 1 6,930 2.3%  
Communist William Cecil Ross 2 - - 816 0.3%  
  Independent 3 - - 960 0.3%  
Total 170 57 57 298,501 100%  

Northern Manitoba[edit]

Electoral District Candidates   Incumbent
  PC   Liberal   NDP
Churchill Gordon Beard
2,170
Francis Jobin
1,973
John Ingebrigtson
Flin Flon Charles Witney
2,375
Eli Ross
1,175
Fred Ledieu
448
Charles Witney
Rupertsland Joseph Jeannotte
2,329
Reginald McKay
515
Thomas Hamilton
461
Joseph Jeannotte
The Pas John Carroll
2,484
Adam Deminick
1,497
Rachael Schewchuk
430
John Carroll

Southern Manitoba[edit]

Electoral District Candidates   Incumbent
  PC   Liberal   NDP   Social Credit
Arthur J. Douglas Watt
2,629
Harry Patmore
1,861
J. Douglas Watt
Birtle-Russell Robert Smellie
2,676
Victor Fulton
1,701
Arnold Minish
704
Robert Smellie
Brandon Reginald Lissaman
4,771
James Creighton
3,182
Hans Fries
1542
Harold Wright
535
Reginald Lissaman
Brokenhead Richard Mulder
1,314
Max Dubas
971
Ed Schreyer
1,910
Ed Schreyer
Carillon Peter Thiessen
1,278
Leonard Barkman
2,116
Edward Dubois
811
Edmond Prefontaine
Cypress Thelma Forbes
2,746
Welland Stonehouse
1,928
Charles Turner
267
Thelma Forbes
Dauphin Stewart McLean
3,247
John Seale
1,801
Stewart McLean
Dufferin William Homer Hamilton
2,542
R.G. Douglas
1,309
William Homer Hamilton
Emerson Michael Sokolyk
1,964
John Tanchak
2,545
John Tanchak
Ethelbert Plains James Crowe
1,376
Michael Hryhorczuk
1,930
A. Clifford Matthews
706
Michael Hryhorczuk
Fisher Emil Moeller
1,410
Arthur Dublin
1,076
Peter Wagner
1,323
Peter Wagner
Gimli George Johnson
2,316
Don Martin
794
Magnus Eliason
917
George Johnson
Gladstone Jack McPhedran
2,020
Nelson Shoemaker
2,868
Fred Cooks
249
Nelson Shoemaker
Hamiota Barry Strickland
2,573
Frank Taylor
2,015
M.S. Antonation
329
Barry Strickland
Lac du Bonnet Oscar Bjornson
1,740
John Ateah
1,264
John Bracken
843
Oscar Bjornson
Lakeside John Frederick Bate
1,452
Douglas Campbell
2,009
H.C. Alfen
207
Douglas Campbell
La Verendrye Rene Prefontaine
1,086
Albert Vielfaure
1,394
Raymond Thuot
719
Stan Roberts
Minnedosa Walter Weir
2,828
Frank Anderson
1,536
John Lee
472
C.V. Hutton
456
Walter Weir
Morris Harry Shewman
1,648
Phil Perron
1,126
Wilbur Tinkler
609
Harry Shewman
Pembina Carolyne Morrison
2,436
Charles Cousins
2,225
Carolyne Morrison
Portage la Prairie John Christianson
2,124
Gordon Johnston
2,414
Francis Mason
220
John Christianson
Rhineland A.J. Thissen
1,478
J.H. Pennber
791
Jacob Froese
1,511
Jacob Froese
Roblin Keith Alexander
2,205
Charles Filowich
1,530
Ray Taylor
645
Keith Alexander
Rock Lake Abram Harrison
2,444
Harry Parsonage
2,015
J.A. Potter
257
Abram Harrison
Rockwood-Iberville George Hutton
2,594
C.E. Crawford
1,256
Samuel Cranston
471
George Hutton
St. George John Hjalmasson
1,210
Elman Guttormson
2,451
Elman Guttormson
Ste. Rose J.A. Fletcher
1,467
Gildas Molgat
2,648
Leon Hoefer
147
Gildas Molgat
Selkirk Ben Massey
1,527
Thomas P. Hillhouse
2,104
Robert Luining
579
Thomas P. Hillhouse
Souris-Lansdowne Malcolm McKellar
2,471
D.L. Barclay
1,532
Malcolm McKellar
Springfield Fred Klym
1,993
William Lucko
1,562
Harold Patzer
429
Fred Klym
Swan River James Bilton
2,350
Elmir Simms
1,004
M.G. Hofford
718
Albert H.C. Corbett
Turtle Mountain Peter J. McDonald
2,788
Edward Dow
1,973
C.R. Baskerville
691
Edward Dow
Virden Donald McGregor
2,828
Malcolm McGregor
1,323
J.J. Morton
450
John Thompson

Winnipeg[edit]

Electoral District Candidates   Incumbent
  PC   Liberal   NDP Other
Assiniboia George Johnson
2,993
Stephen Patrick
3,232
Al Mackling
1,978
George Johnson
Burrows Peter Okrainec
747
Mark Smerchanski
1,791
John Hawryluk
1,502
Andrew Bileski (Comm.)
517
John Hawryluk
Elmwood Don Thompson
1,737
John Kozoriz
1,815
Steve Peters
2,024
Steve Peters
Fort Garry Sterling Lyon
4,721
David Bowles
2,828
Cliff Brownridge
1,168
Sterling Lyon
Fort Rouge Gurney Evans
3,507
Brock McArthur
2,128
William Reid
990
Gurney Evans
Inkster Mary Wayrykaw
1,497
John Shanski
2,081
Morris Gray
2,658
Morris Gray
Kildonan James Mills
3,176
Ernie Rudolph
2,751
A.J. Reid
3,172
John De Fehr (SC)
452
A.J. Reid
Logan Uberta Blackburn
1,126
Thomas Blaine
1,006
Lemuel Harris
1,462
Lemuel Harris
Osborne Obie Baizley
3,025
Robert E. Moffat
1,871
Jim Buchanan
1,523
Obie Baizley
Radisson Nelson McLean
2,712
Nick Slotek
3,169
Russell Paulley
4,032
Russell Paulley
River Heights Maitland Steinkopf
5,044
Roy Matas
3,941
W.B. Scarth
St. Boniface Brunelle Leveille
1,937
Laurent Desjardins
4,175
Ian Wright
662
Laurent Desjardins
St. James Douglas Stanes
2,707
Dave Johnston
2,202
William Hardy
1,239
Douglas Stanes
St. Johns M. Baryluk
1,236
Ed Pollack
1,229
Saul Cherniack
1,796
Saul Simkin (Comm.)
299
F.P. Bashchak (Ind.-Lib.-Lab.)
111
Sam Bordman (Ind.)
54
David Orlikow
St. Matthews William Martin
2,485
Don Cook
1,771
Gordon Fines
1,386
William Martin
St. Vital Fred Groves
3,626
Doug Honeyman
2,605
Clare Martineau
1,023
Fred Brennan (Ind.)
795
Fred Groves
Seven Oaks Jack Chapman
2,635
Calvin Scarfe
1,600
Arthur E. Wright
3,095
Arthur E. Wright
Wellington Richard Seaborn
2,422
Gurzon Havey
1,391
Lloyd Stinson
2,202
Richard Seaborn
Winnipeg Centre James Cowan
2,779
Frank Lamont
1,684
Donovan Swailes
1,016
James Cowan
Wolseley Dufferin Roblin
3,207
Russ Davis
1,559
Ed Stefaniuk
798
Dufferin Roblin

By-elections 1962 to 1966[edit]

Manitoba provincial by-election, September 30, 1964: River Heights
Resignation of Maitland Steinkopf
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Maitland Steinkopf 4,963 52.57 -3.57
Liberal Scott Wright 4,478 47.43 +3.57
Total valid votes 9,441 100
Progressive Conservative hold Swing −3.57

See also[edit]

References[edit]


Preceded by
1959 Manitoba election
List of Manitoba elections Succeeded by
1966 Manitoba election