The Pas (electoral district)
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|Manitoba electoral district|
|Provincial electoral district|
|Legislature||Legislative Assembly of Manitoba|
|Census divisions||Division No. 21, Division No. 22|
|Census subdivisions||Cross Lake 19, Division No. 21, Unorganized, Division No. 22, Unorganized, Kelsey, Moose Lake 31A, Norway House 17, Opaskwayak Cree Nation 21, The Pas|
The Pas is a provincial electoral division in the Canadian province of Manitoba. It was created in 1912 following the expansion of the province's northern border, and has existed continuously since that time. It is named for the rural city of The Pas.
Until the 1960s, elections in The Pas were deferred until a few weeks after the rest of the province for logistical reasons. It was not unheard of for politicians from the south of the province to run in The Pas after being chosen as cabinet ministers by newly elected provincial governments; Edward Brown and John Bracken were both elected in this manner.
The Pas is located in the north of the province. It is bordered by Rupertsland to the east and south, Thompson and Flin Flon to the north, Swan River and Lake Winnipeg to the south, and the province of Saskatchewan to the west. Besides The Pas, it also includes Easterville and Norway House.
The riding's population in 1996 was 19,449. In 1999, the average family income was $42,878, and the unemployment rate was 17.80%. Health and social services account for 14% of the riding's economy, with retail trade accounting for another 14%.
Sixty-seven per cent of the riding's residents are aboriginal, the second-highest rate in the province.
The Pas has been represented by candidates of the New Democratic Party since 1969 (and for all but 11 years since 1943), and is now considered safe for the party. The district is currently held by Amanda Lathlin, daughter of former NDP MLA Oscar Lathlin following the resignation of Frank Whitehead on May 16, 2014. He had previously won a by-election on March 24, 2009 following the death in office of his predecessor Oscar Lathlin.
List of provincial representatives
|Name||Party||Took Office||Left Office|
|Beresford Richards||Co-operative Commonwealth||1943||1945|
|Francis Bud Jobin||Liberal-Progressive||1949||1958|
|John Carroll||Progressive Conservative||1958||1969|
|Ron McBryde||New Democrat||1969||1977|
|Harry Harapiak||New Democrat||1977||1990|
|Oscar Lathlin||New Democrat||1990||2008|
|Frank Whitehead||New Democrat||2009||2014|
|Amanda Lathlin||New Democrat||2015|
|Manitoba general election, 2016|
|New Democratic||Amanda Lathlin||1,976||43.48||-13.28||$26,898.08|
|Progressive Conservative||Doug Lauvstad||1,765||38.84||+9.06||$14,083.14|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||4,544||100.0||$|
|Source: Elections Manitoba|
|Manitoba provincial by-election, April 21, 2015|
|New Democratic||Amanda Lathlin||1,557||56.76||-16.84||$26,202.75|
|Progressive Conservative||Jacob Nasekapow||817||29.78||+6.22||$31,878.68|
|Total valid votes||2,743||99.49|
|Rejected and declined votes||14||0.51|
|Electors on the lists||12,475|
|New Democratic hold||Swing||-11.53|
|Source: Elections Manitoba|
|Manitoba general election, 2011|
|New Democratic||Frank Whitehead||2,995||73.61||−1.51||$20,683.92|
|Prog. Cons.||Alfred McDonald||959||23.57||+5.18||$ 5,562.86|
|Liberal||Girma Tessema||115||2.83||−3.67||$ 0.00|
|Total valid votes||4,069||99.46|
|Rejected and declined ballots||22||0.54|
|Electors on the lists||13,459|
|New Democratic hold||Swing||−3.34|
|Manitoba provincial by-election, March 24, 2009|
|New Democratic||Frank Whitehead||2,949||75.11||+6.25||25,898.41|
|Prog. Cons.||Edna Nabess||722||18.39||−3.06||31,676.75|
|Total valid votes||3,926||99.32|
|Rejected and declined ballots||27||0.68|
|Electors on the lists||13,334|
|New Democratic hold||Swing||+4.66|
|Manitoba general election, 2007|
|New Democratic||Oscar Lathlin||3,262||68.30%||+2.95%||$22,521.26|
|Progressive Conservative||George Muswaggon||1,016||21.27%||+4.62%||$7,505.06|
|Total valid votes||4,737||99.18|
|Rejected and declined ballots||39|
|Electors on the lists||13,038|
|Manitoba general election, 2003|
|New Democratic||Oscar Lathlin||3,104||65.35%||+18.50%||$ 18,254.02|
|Progressive Conservative||Richard Goudy||791||16.65%||−26.79%||$ 6,302.87|
|Liberal||Mark Sweeny||836||17.60%||+7.89%||$ 4,258.53|
|Total valid votes||4,731||99.60%|
|Rejected and declined ballots||19|
|Electors on the lists||11,739|
|Manitoba general election, 1999|
|New Democratic||Oscar Lathlin||2,952||46.85%||−4.91%|
|Progressive Conservative||Ron Evans||2,737||43.44%||+7.82%|
|Total valid votes||6,301||98.42%|
|Rejected and declined ballots||101|
|Electors on the lists||12,377|
- "Candidates: 41st General Election". Elections Manitoba. 29 March 2016. Retrieved 31 March 2016.
- "41ST GENERAL ELECTION, APRIL 19, 2016 - OFFICIAL RESULTS". Elections Manitoba. 19 April 2016. Retrieved 16 November 2016.
- "Election Returns: 41st General Election". Elections Manitoba. 2016. Retrieved 10 September 2018.
- "Candidates: The Pas By-election". Elections Manitoba. 2015. Retrieved 22 August 2018.
- http://www.electionsmanitoba.ca/en/Results/39_division_results/39_the-pas_summary_results.html - 2007 results