Prince Edward Island general election, 1993

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Prince Edward Island general election, 1993
Prince Edward Island
← 1989 March 29, 1993 (1993-03-29) 1996 →

All 32 seats in the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island
17 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
Lib
PC
Leader Catherine Callbeck Pat Mella
Party Liberal Progressive Conservative
Leader since January 23, 1993 November 10, 1990
Leader's seat 1st Queens 3rd Queens
Last election 30 seats, 60.7% 2 seats, 35.8%
Seats won 31 1
Seat change +1 -1
Popular vote 80,443 57,549
Percentage 55.1% 39.5%
Swing -5.6pp +3.7pp

Prince Edward Island general election 1993.gif
Map of PEI's ridings coloured in based on how they voted

Premier before election

Catherine Callbeck
Liberal

Premier-designate

Catherine Callbeck
Liberal

The 59th Prince Edward Island general election was held on March 29, 1993.[1]

The campaign resulted in the re-election of the governing Liberals under Premier Catherine Callbeck, the province's first female premier, who had taken over only two months previous from former premier Joe Ghiz. Despite dropping in the popular vote, the Liberals gained on its seat tally, taking 31 of 32 seats, with only PC Leader Pat Mella as the sole opposition member in the Legislature.

This election featured several notable events. It was the first to see a female party leader lead her party to a victory in a general election,[2] it was also the first to feature two women leading the two major parties. It was the last to use the dual-member constituencies that had been in place 1893.

Party standings[edit]

31 1
Liberal PC
Party Party Leader Seats Popular Vote
1989 Elected Change # % Change
  Liberal Catherine Callbeck 30 31 +1 80,443 55.1% -5.6%
  Progressive Conservative Pat Mella 2 1 -1 57,649 39.5% +3.7%
  New Democratic Larry Duchesne 0 0 - 7,819 5.4% +1.9%

Members elected[edit]

The Legislature of Prince Edward Island had two levels of membership from 1893 to 1996 - Assemblymen and Councillors. This was a holdover from when the Island had a bicameral legislature, the General Assembly and the Legislative Council.

In 1893, the Legislative Council was abolished and had its membership merged with the Assembly, though the two titles remained separate and were elected by different electoral franchises. Assembleymen were elected by all eligible voters of within a district, while Councillors were only elected by landowners within a district.[3]

Assemblymen[edit]

Electoral District Candidates   Incumbent
  Liberal   PC   NDP
1st Kings Roger Soloman
1,681
Craig Norton
1,279
Ross Young
2nd Kings Claude Matheson
1,031
Henry Compton
786
Martin Kenny
85
Claude Matheson
3rd Kings Peter Doucette
1,436
John Callaghan
1,133
Peter Doucette
4th Kings Stanley Bruce
1,540
Marjory Tattrie
1,053
Janet MacDonald
164
Stanley Bruce
5th Kings Rose Marie MacDonald
1,098
Hal Jamieson
601
Rose Marie MacDonald
1st Queens Marion Murphy
1,598
Wilber Lamont
1,065
Karen Kelly-Fyfe
184
Marion Murphy
2nd Queens Gordon MacInnis
3,916
George Watts
2,783
Marlene Hunt
416
Gordon MacInnis
3rd Queens Betty Jean Brown
3,326
Pat Mella
4,486
Gerry Birt
301
Betty Jean Brown
4th Queens Alan Buchanan
1,343
Wilbur MacDonald
1,245
Alan Buchanan
5th Queens Wayne Cheverie
5,251
Lloyd McKenna
3,387
Barbara Boudreau
606
Wayne Cheverie
6th Queens Jeannie Lea
3,934
Diane Griffin
3,300
Heather DeMille
402
Joe Ghiz
1st Prince Bobby Morrissey
3,530
Larry Gaudet
2,600
Leroy Hiltz
273
Bobby Morrissey
2nd Prince Keith Milligan
1,660
Jimmy Stewart
816
Grace Coughlin
246
Keith Milligan
3rd Prince Robert Maddix
1,942
Emile Gallant
1,066
Léonce Bernard
4th Prince Stavert Huestis
4,215
Fred McCardle
2,568
Larry Duchesne
825
Stavert Huestis
5th Prince Walter McEwen
2,179
Greg Deighan
1,298
Neil Matthews
255
Walter McEwen

Councillor[edit]

Electoral District Candidates   Incumbent
  Liberal   PC   NDP
1st Kings Ross Young
1,702
Peter McQuaid
1,208
Brian MacDonald
83
Albert Fogarty
2nd Kings Walter Bradley
1,081
Kevin MacAdam
815
Walter Bradley
3rd Kings Roberta Hubley
1,369
Doug Johnston
1,123
Bruno Peripoli
106
Roberta Hubley
4th Kings Gilbert Clements
1,618
Philip Curley
912
Alan Hicken
235
Gilbert Clements
5th Kings Barry Hicken
1,202
Wesley Stead
506
Barry Hicken
1st Queens Catherine Callbeck
1,602
Ronald Myers
1,115
Marvyn Wells
150
Leone Bagnall
2nd Queens Ron MacKinley
4,043
Brian Dollar
2,729
Gerard Gallant
368
Ron MacKinley
3rd Queens Tom Dunphy
3,940
Mildred Dover
3,769
Paul McCarron
389
Tom Dunphy
4th Queens Lynwood MacPherson
1,553
Lou Douse
1,034
Lynwood MacPherson
5th Queens Tim Carroll
4,463
Chester Gillan
4,199
Mickey MacDonald
579
Tim Carroll
6th Queens Paul Connolly
4,365
Stuart Drummond
2,732
Ronald Kelly
515
Paul Connolly
1st Prince Hector MacLeod
3,354
Gary Morgan
2,751
Ed Kilfoil
297
Bob Campbell
2nd Prince Randy Cooke
1,459
Donna Williams
720
Herb Dickieson
540
Allison Ellis
3rd Prince Edward Clark
2,229
Lorne Ramsay
794
Edward Clark
4th Prince Libbe Hubley
4,342
Don MacFarlane
2,668
Margaret Arsenault
598
Libbe Hubley
5th Prince Nancy Guptill
2,441
Mac MacDonald
1,108
Gordon Whitlock
202
Nancy Guptill

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ "Provincial General Election Results, 1993" (PDF). Elections PEI. 
  2. ^ "Canada's first elected female premier never set out to be a trailblazer". The Globe and Mail. 
  3. ^ Fred Driscoll. "History and Politics of Prince Edward Island" (PDF). Canadian Parliamentary Review.