Manitoba general election, 1973

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Manitoba general election, 1973
Manitoba
← 1969 June 28, 1973 1977 →

57 seats of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba
29 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  Edward Schreyer (crop).jpg PC LIB
Leader Edward Schreyer Sidney Spivak Izzy Asper
Party New Democratic Progressive Conservative Liberal
Leader since June 7, 1969 February 27, 1971 October 31, 1970
Leader's seat Rossmere River Heights Wolseley
Last election 28 22 5
Seats won 31 21 5
Seat change Increase3 Decrease1 Steady0
Popular vote 197,585 171,553 88,907
Percentage 42.31% 36.73% 19.04%
Swing Increase4.04pp Increase1.17pp Decrease4.95pp

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Map of Election Results

Premier before election

Edward Schreyer
New Democratic

Premier-designate

Edward Schreyer
New Democratic

The Manitoba General Election of June 28, 1973 was held to elect Members of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Manitoba, Canada. It was won by the social-democratic New Democratic Party, which took 31 of 57 seats. The Progressive Conservative Party finished second with 21, while the Manitoba Liberal Party took the remaining five.

A right-of-centre municipal organization known as the Independent Citizens' Election Committee convinced the Progressive Conservative and Liberal parties to avoid competing against each other in certain Winnipeg-area ridings, such that a single "anti-socialist" alternative to the NDP could be offered. This campaign was generally unsuccessful.

Results[edit]

Party Party Leader # of
candidates
Seats Popular Vote
1969 Elected % Change # % Change
  New Democratic Edward Schreyer 57 28 31 +10.7% 197,585 42.31% +4.04
  Progressive Conservative Sidney Spivak 52 22 21 -4.5% 171,553 36.73% +1.17
  Liberal Israel Asper 50 5 5 - 88,907 19.04% -4.95
Social Credit Jacob Froese 3 1 - -100% 1,709 0.37% -0.99
Communist William Cecil Ross 3 - - - 252 0.05% -0.17
Marxist–Leninist   3 - - - 69 0.01% +0.01
  Independent 18 1 - -100% 6,969 1.49% +0.89
Total 186 57 57   467,044 100%  

Note:

* Party did not nominate candidates in previous election.

Riding results[edit]

Party key:

(x) denotes incumbent.

Arthur:

  • (x)Douglas Watt (PC) 3487
  • Lorne Watt (NDP) 1981
  • M.F. Mac Corbett (L) 1181

Assiniboia:

Birtle-Russell:

  • (x)Harry Graham (PC) 3203
  • Michael Sotas (NDP) 2967
  • John Braendle (L) 685

Brandon East:

Brandon West:

Burrows:

Charleswood:

  • (x)Arthur Moug (PC) 6180
  • Roy Neil Benson (NDP) 3554
  • Jim Spencer (L) 3456

Churchill:

  • Les Osland (NDP) 2041
  • Andy Champagne (PC) 1367
  • Walter Perepeluk (L) 1256
  • Andrew Kirkness (Ind) 880

Crescentwood:

Dauphin:

  • (x)Peter Burtniak (NDP) 4261
  • Art Rampton (PC) 3262
  • Hugh Dunlop (L) 1091

Elmwood:

  • (x)Russell Doern (NDP) 4987
  • Edward Tymchuk (PC) 2361
  • Ray Brunka (L) 1363

Emerson:

Flin Flon:

  • (x)Thomas Barrow (NDP) 3112
  • George Njegovan (PC) 1803
  • Roy Veness (L) 893

Fort Garry:

Fort Rouge:

Gimli:

  • (x)John Gottfried (NDP) 3546
  • Ted Revel (PC) 3490
  • Charles Arnason (Ind) 164

Gladstone:

  • (x)James Ferguson (PC) 3605
  • Gordon Stewart (NDP) 2394
  • Gordon McPhail (L) 1698
  • Kenneth Morrison (Ind) 106

Inkster:

  • (x)Sidney Green (NDP) 5442
  • John Sulymko (L) 1686
  • Joe McMullen (PC) 1622
  • Don Currie (Comm) 78
  • Aili Waldman (M-L) 12

Kildonan:

  • (x)Peter Fox (NDP) 5718
  • Don Lynn Heidman (PC) 2660
  • Ann McTavish (L) 2097

Lac Du Bonnet:

Lakeside:

  • (x)Harry Enns (PC) 2969
  • George Schreyer (NDP) 1793
  • Alan Beachell (L) 1778

La Verendrye:

Logan:

  • (x)William Jenkins (NDP) 2671
  • Rita Servin (PC) 1582
  • Andrew Mazur (L) 644
  • William Hawryluk (Ind) 671
  • Gordon Anderson (Ind) 48

Minnedosa:

  • (x)Dave Blake (PC) 3777
  • Lawrence Bell (NDP) 2708
  • Ed Turner (L) 739

Morris:

  • (x)Warner Jorgenson (PC) 3650
  • Lawrence Lewco (NDP) 1602
  • Norm Dashevsky (L) 825

Osborne:

Pembina:

  • (x)George Henderson (PC) 4408
  • Robert McKenzie (L) 1553
  • Paul Klassen (NDP) 1013


Manitoba general election, 1973: Point Douglas
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Donald Malinowski 3,676 65.55
     Independent Joseph Borowski 1,127 20.10
Liberal Lawrence Belanger 569 10.15
     Independent George Munroe 236 4.21
Total valid votes 5,608 100.00
Rejected and discarded votes 100
Turnout 5,708 65.56
Electors on the lists 8,706

Portage la Prairie:

Radisson:

Rhineland:

Riel:

River Heights:

Roblin:

Rock Lake:

  • (x)Henry Einarson (PC) 3470
  • Paul Cenerini (NDP) 1825
  • Arnold Collins (L) 1361

Rossmere:

Rupertsland:

  • Harvey Bostrom (NDP) 2093
  • John Ateah (L) 1329
  • Raymond Guiboche (PC) 504
  • Dave Courchene Jr. (Ind) 415
  • Lorne Lester (Ind) 166

St. Boniface:

St. George:

St. James:

St. Johns:

St. Matthews:

  • (x)Wally Johannson (NDP) 3875
  • Einar Arnason (PC) 2492
  • Norm Kirton (L) 1365


Manitoba general election, 1973: St. Vital
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Jim Walding 3,870 39.25 +3.56
Liberal Dan Kennedy 3,765 38.18 +9.87
     Progressive Conservative John Gee 2,225 22.57 −13.44
Total valid votes 9,860 100.00
Rejected votes 51
Turnout 9,911 85.84 +17.80
Electors on the lists 11,546

Ste. Rose:

  • (x)A.R. Pete Adam (NDP) 2627
  • Dwight Hopfner (L) 1748
  • Alf O'Loughlin (PC) 1516

Selkirk:

Seven Oaks:

  • (x)Saul Miller (NDP) 6579
  • Carl Zawatsky (PC) 4921
  • Henry Froese (L) 1386

Souris-Killarney:

Springfield:

  • (x)Rene Toupin (NDP) 3611
  • John Vaags (PC) 3245
  • Len Mendes (L) 694
  • Harry Meronek (Ind) 333

Sturgeon Creek:

Swan River:

  • (x)James Bilton (PC) 3370
  • Omar Lamb (NDP) 2669
  • Vic Mearon (L) 687

The Pas:

  • (x)Ron McBryde (NDP) 3673
  • George Takashima (Ind) 1873


Manitoba general election, 1973: Thompson
Party Candidate Votes %
New Democratic Ken Dillen 2,742 37.54
Progressive Conservative Anna Denby 2,480 33.95
Liberal Blain Johnston 2,083 28.51
Total valid votes 7,305 100.00
Rejected votes 33
Turnout 7,338 71.30
Electors on the lists 10,292

Transcona:

Virden:

  • (x)Morris McGregor (PC) 2981
  • Barry Forman (NDP) 1741
  • Duncan McDonald (L) 911

Wellington:

  • (x)Philip Petursson (NDP) 4190
  • Brandson Thornson (PC) 2272
  • Neil Baker (Ind) 1165

Winnipeg Centre:

Wolseley:

Post-election changes[edit]

St. Boniface (election declared void), December 20, 1974:

Wolseley (res. Israel Asper, March 1, 1975), June 25, 1975:

Crescentwood (election declared void, February 20, 1975), June 25, 1975:

Souris-Killarney (dec. Earl McKellar, April 18, 1976), November 7, 1976:

  • Sterling Lyon (PC) 4478
  • Jean Strath (L) 1272
  • Howard Nixon (NDP) 1073

See also[edit]


Preceded by
1969 Manitoba election
List of Manitoba elections Succeeded by
1977 Manitoba election