Ste. Rose (electoral district)
Ste. Rose was located in the southwestern section of the province. It was bordered to the north by Swan River, to the west by Russell, Dauphin-Roblin and Minnedosa, to the south by Turtle Mountain and to the east by Lake Manitoba.
The riding's population in 1996 was 19,038. In 1999, the average family income was $36,883, and the unemployment rate was 7.60%. Much of the riding was farmland and agriculture accounted for 29% of its industry, followed by health and social services at 11%. Twenty-six per cent of Ste. Rose's population was aboriginal, and 8% were German. There was once a significant francophone population in this region, and 4% of the riding's residents listed themselves as francophone. Over 25% of the population had less than a Grade Nine education, one of the highest rates in the province.
From the 1930s to the 1970s, Ste. Rose was a safe seat for the Manitoba Liberal Party (formerly known as the Liberal-Progressive Party). The New Democratic Party held the seat from 1971 to 1986, at which time it was won by Glen Cummings of the Progressive Conservative Party. He held the seat until 2007 when he retired. The riding was won by Progressive Conservative Party candidate Stu Briese.
List of provincial representatives
|Name||Party||Took Office||Left Office|
|Maurice Dane MacCarthy||Prog||1927||1932|
|2007 Manitoba general election|
|Progressive Conservative||Stu Briese||3,599||58.89||$18,703.39|
|New Democratic||Denise Harder||2,022||33.08||$5,421.04|
|Total valid votes||6,086||99.57|
|Rejected and declined ballots||26|
|Electors on the lists||12,054|
- (x)Glen Cummings (PC) 3709
- John Harapiak (NDP) 2301
- Wendy Menzies (L) 538
|1999 Manitoba general election|
|Progressive Conservative||Glen Cummings||3,871||49.67||$25,226.25|
|New Democratic||Louise Wilson||3,293||42.26||$20,154.00|
|Total valid votes||7,755||99.51|
|Rejected and declined ballots||38|
|Electors on the lists||12,574|