Point Douglas

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Point Douglas
Manitoba electoral district
PointDouglasED2011.jpg
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Manitoba
MLA
 
 
 
Bernadette Smith
New Democratic
District created 1968
First contested 1968
Last contested 2017
Demographics
Population (2016) 21,606
Electors (2017) 10,761
Census divisions Division No. 11
Census subdivisions Winnipeg

Point Douglas is a provincial electoral district in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. It is named for a part of the city that is surrounded by a bend in the Red River. The riding covers the neighbourhoods of William Whyte, Dufferin Industrial, North Point Douglas, Lord Selkirk Park and South Point Douglas plus parts of St. John's Park, St. John's, Inkster-Faraday, Burrows Central, Robertson, Dufferin, Logan C.P.R., Civic Centre and the Exchange District.

History[edit]

The division was created by redistribution for the 1969 provincial election, eliminated in 1978 into Burrows, Logan and St. Johns. It was re-established in 1989 from parts of Burrows, Logan, St. Johns and a small part of Sevenoaks. It is located in north-central Winnipeg, and includes the Point Douglas neighbourhood.

Point Douglas is bordered to the east by St. Boniface and Elmwood, to the south by Logan, to the north by St. Johns, and to the west by Burrows, Wellington and Minto. Different parts of the division are included in the federal ridings of Winnipeg Centre and Winnipeg North.

Point Douglas is named after Thomas Douglas, the 5th Earl of Selkirk, who established the Red River Colony in 1812. His namesake, twentieth-century politician Tommy Douglas, also lived in the Point Douglas neighbourhood in the early 1910s.[1]

The Manitoba New Democratic Party has won every election in the constituency.

Demographics[edit]

Population 19,941 (1996)
Average family income $24,715 (1999)
Unemployment 25% (1999)
Industries Manufacturing (25%), Other services (22%) (1999)
Other Point Douglas has the lowest average family income of any electoral division in the province. Three-quarters of the riding's residences are rented, and 37% of families are single-parent households. The division is ethnically diverse, with significant aboriginal (33%), Filipino (10%) and Ukrainian populations (6%).

Source: 2003 CBC Profile

List of provincial representatives[edit]

Name Party Took Office Left Office
  Donald Malinowski
New Democratic Party 1969 1981
    
  George Hickes
New Democratic Party 1990 2011
  Kevin Chief
New Democratic Party 2011 2017

Electoral history[edit]

1990 to present[edit]

Manitoba provincial by-election, 13 June 2017
Resignation of Kevin Chief
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Bernadette Smith 1,534 44.35 -13.46
Liberal John Cacayuran 1,006 29.08 +9.62
Progressive Conservative Jodi Moskal 562 16.25 -0.27
Manitoba Gary Marshall 181 5.23
Green Sabrina Koehn Binesi 147 4.25 -0.78
Communist Frank Komarniski 29 0.84 -0.34
Total valid votes 3,459 100.00
Total rejected and declines votes 25 0.72 -0.45
Turnout 3,484 32.38 -10.16
Electors on the lists 10,761
New Democratic hold Swing -11.54
Manitoba general election, 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Kevin Chief 2,839 57.81 -15.47
Liberal Althea Guiboche 956 19.47 +14.52
Progressive Conservative Marsha Street 811 16.51 -1.14
Green Alberteen Spence 247 5.03 +1.64
Communist Frank Komarniski 58 1.18 +0.45
Total valid votes 4,911 100.00
Total rejected and declines votes 58 1.17 +0.63
Turnout 4,969 42.53 -1.51
Registered electors 11,683
New Democratic hold Swing -14.99
Source: Elections Manitoba[2]


Manitoba general election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Kevin Chief 3,806 73.28 +6.92 $18,567.73
Progressive Conservative John Vernaus 917 17.65 +5.68 $19,915.21
Liberal Mary Lou Bourgeois 257 4.95 −9.77 $5,383.65
Green Teresa Pun 176 3.39 −1.92 $17.48
Communist Darrell Rankin 38 0.73 −0.91 $312.12
Total valid votes 5,194
Rejected and declined votes 28 0.54 -0.18
Turnout 5,222 44.04 +3.90
Electors on the lists 11,858
New Democratic hold Swing +0.62

^ Change is not based on redistributed results


Manitoba general election, 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic George Hickes 2,665 66.36 −8.50 $12,892.59
Liberal Mary Lou Bourgeois 591 14.72 +0.48 $11,443.44
     Progressive Conservative Alexa Rosentreter 481 11.98 +3.21 $1,180.30
Green Kristen Andrews 213 5.30 $84.55
Communist Darrell Rankin 66 1.64 −0.49 $373.89
Total valid votes 4,016 100.00
Rejected and declined ballots 29 0.72 -0.69
Turnout 4,045 40.14 −0.10
Electors on the lists 10,077
New Democratic hold Swing -4.49


Manitoba general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic George Hickes 2,877 74.86 +21.52 $10,189.54
Liberal Mary Lou Bourgeois 547 14.23 −7.12 $7,991.06
     Progressive Conservative Wyatt McIntyre 337 8.77 −10.79 $10.68
Communist Darrell Rankin 82 2.13 $376.06
Total valid votes 3,843 100.00
Rejected and declined ballots 55 1.41 +0.48
Turnout 3,898 40.24 −18.84
Electors on the lists 9,687
New Democratic hold Swing +14.32


Manitoba general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic George Hickes 3,338 53.34 -9.69 $21,952.00
Liberal Ajay Chopra 1,336 21.35 -1.71 $21,013.00
     Progressive Conservative Mary Richard 1,224 19.56 +7.79 $20,221.11
     Independent Peter Juba 360 5.75 $2,113.33
Total valid votes 6,258 100.00
Rejected and declined ballots 59 0.93 -0.17
Turnout 6,317 59.08 0.85
Electors on the lists 10,693
New Democratic hold Swing +3.99

^ Change is not based on redistributed results


Manitoba general election, 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic George Hickes 3,095 63.03 +8.32 $15,378.00
Liberal Linda Cantiveros 1,132 23.05 -7.47 $15,916.74
     Progressive Conservative Claire Riddle 578 11.77 +0.45 $13,389.05
     Ind. (First Peoples Party) Lyle Morrisseau 105 2.14 no report filed
Total valid votes 4,910 100.00
Rejected and discarded ballots 55 1.11 -0.27
Turnout 4,965 58.23 -2.70
Electors on lists 8,527
New Democratic hold Swing +7.90


Manitoba general election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic George Hickes 2,778 54.72
Liberal Errol Lewis 1,550 30.53
     Progressive Conservative Calvin Pompana 575 11.33
     Independent William Hawryluk 108 2.13
     Independent Roy Price 66 1.30
Total valid votes 5,077 100.00
Rejected ballots 71 1.38
Turnout 5,148 60.92
Electors on lists 8,450

1969 to 1981[edit]

Manitoba general election, 1977
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Donald Malinowski 3,116 63.32
     Progressive Conservative Margaret Didenko 915 18.59
Liberal Don Marks 769 15.63
Communist Harold Dyck 62 1.26
Social Credit Peter Stevens 59 1.20
Total valid votes 4,921 100.00
Rejected votes 85
Turnout 5,006 61.10
Electors on the lists 8,193


Manitoba general election, 1973
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


Manitoba general election, 1969
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Donald Malinowski 2,253 52.52
     Progressive Conservative Slaw Rebchuk 1,088 25.36
Liberal Roger Garrity 528 12.31
Communist Bill Kardash 421 9.81
Total valid votes 4,290 100.00
Rejected and discarded votes 62
Turnout 4,352 46.37
Electors on the lists 9,385

All electoral information is taken from Elections Manitoba. Expenditures refer to individual candidate expenses.

Previous boundaries[edit]

The 1999-2011 boundaries for Point Douglas highlighted in red.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bill Blaikie, Address to the Premier's Dinner, 29 October 2004.
  2. ^ "Candidates: 41st General Election". Elections Manitoba. 29 March 2016. Retrieved 31 March 2016. 

Coordinates: 49°54′22″N 97°07′41″W / 49.906°N 97.128°W / 49.906; -97.128