Springfield (provincial electoral district)

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The last boundaries for Springfield from 1998-2011 highlighted in red

Springfield was a provincial electoral division in the Canadian province of Manitoba. It was created by the province's first electoral redistribution in 1874 and existed until 2011, except for the period from 1914 to 1920.

Springfield was located to the immediate east of the City of Winnipeg. It was bordered to the north by Selkirk and Gimli, to the east by Lac Du Bonnet and to the south by La Verendrye. The riding included the municipalities of Springfield and East St. Paul, as well as Anola, Dugald, Birds Hill and Oakbank. Before 1989, the riding stretched as far as the Ontario border.

The riding's population in 1996 was 18,599. In 1999, the average family income was $67,794, and the unemployment rate was 4.50%. Manufacturing accounted for 12% of all industry in the riding, followed by 11% in the service sector. Springfield had significant Ukrainian and German populations, at 9% and 8% respectively.

Springfield was represented by various political parties over its long history, without any one party dominating for an extended period of time. This pattern hd begun to change, as the riding had been represented by the Progressive Conservatives since 1990, and the last member, Member of the Legislative Assembly, Ron Schuler, was re-elected with over 60% of the vote in 2003. The seat was considered safe for the Progressive Conservatives.

Following the 2008 electoral redistribution, the riding was dissolved into La Verendrye and the new riding of St. Paul. This took effect for the 2011 election.

List of provincial representatives[edit]

Name Party Took Office Left Office
William Dick Opposition 1874 1878
Arthur Ross Opposition/Liberal 1878 1879
Government/Liberal 1879 1882
Charles Edie Conservative 1882 1883
John Bell Independent Liberal 1883 1886
Thomas Smith Liberal-Conservative 1886 1888(?)
Independent 1888(?) 1889(?)
Liberal 1889(?) 1903
W.H. Corbett Conservative 1903 1907
Donald Ross Liberal 1907 1914
Arthur Moore Dominion Labour 1920 1920
Independent Labour Party 1920 1922
Clifford Barclay Progressive 1922 1927
Murdoch Mackay Liberal 1927 1932
Clifford Barclay Independent Farmer-Labour 1932 1936
Evelyn Shannon Liberal-Progressive 1936 1945
George Olive Co-operative Commonwealth 1945 1949
William Lucko Liberal-Progressive 1949 1959
Fred Klym Progressive Conservative 1959 1969
Rene Toupin New Democrat 1969 1977
Bob Anderson Progressive Conservative 1977 1981
Andy Anstett New Democrat 1981 1986
Gilles Roch Progressive Conservative 1986 1988
Liberal 1988 1990
Glen Findlay Progressive Conservative 1990 1999
Ron Schuler Progressive Conservative 1999 2011

Electoral results[edit]

Manitoba general election, 2007: Springfield
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
     Progressive Conservative Ron Schuler 5,165 58.16 $25,538.14
     New Democratic Party Ernest Muswagon 2,656 29.91 $7,505.06
Liberal James Johnston 1,014 11.42 $4,606.05
Total valid votes 8,835 99.48
Rejected and declined votes 46
Turnout 8,881 56.78
Registered voters 15,642

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June, 2003:[2]


Manitoba general election, 1999: Springfield
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
     Progressive Conservative Ron Schuler 4,969 49.47 $25,718.76
     New Democratic Party Leonard Kimacovich 4,058 40.40 $26,227.00
Liberal Patricia Aitken 771 7.68 $13,962.00
     Manitoba Party Roger Woloshyn 203 2.02 $2,703.08
Total valid votes 10,001 99.56
Rejected and declined votes 44
Turnout 10,045 77.12
Registered voters 13,025

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References[edit]

Coordinates: 49°58′05″N 96°46′41″W / 49.968°N 96.778°W / 49.968; -96.778