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The 2011- boundaries for Burrows highlighted in red.

Burrows is a provincial electoral division in the Canadian province of Manitoba. It was created by redistribution in 1957, and formally came into existence in the provincial election of 1958. The riding is located in the northern part of Winnipeg.

Burrows is named after Theodore Arthur Burrows, who served as Lieutenant-Governor of Manitoba from 1926 to 1929. It is bordered to the east by St. Johns and Point Douglas, to the south by Wellington, to the north by Kildonan and The Maples, and to the west by Inkster. The riding's boundaries were significantly redrawn in 1999, taking in a considerable amount of territory which was previously a part of Inkster.

The riding's population in 1996 was 18,718. In 1999, the average family income was $35,575, one of the lowest rates in the province. Thirty-nine per cent of the riding's residents are listed as low-income, with an unemployment rate of 13%. One household in four has only one parent. Nineteen per cent of the riding's residents are over sixty-five years of age.

The total immigrant population in Burrows is 21%, with almost one in three residents speaking a first language other than English or French. The aboriginal population is 15%.

Manufacturing accounts for 22% of Burrows's industry, with a further 15% in the service sector.

The CCF and its successor the NDP have won Burrows on all but two occasions since the riding was created. It is considered extremely safe for the party. The current MLA is Melanie Wight, who was elected with 59% of the vote in 2011.


  • List of provincial representatives 1
  • Electoral results 2
  • Previous boundaries 3
  • References 4

List of provincial representatives

Name Party Took Office Left Office
John Hawryluk CCF 1958 1961
NDP 1961 1962
Mark Smerchanski Lib 1962 1966
Ben Hanuschak NDP 1966 1981
Independent 1981 1981
Prog 1981 1981
Conrad Santos NDP 1981 1988
William Chornopyski Lib 1988 1990
Doug Martindale NDP 1990 2011
Melanie Wight NDP 2011 present

Electoral results

Manitoba general election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Melanie Wight 3,063 59.00 −11.75
     Progressive Conservative Rick Negrych 1,314 25.31 +6.55
Liberal Twyla Motkaluk 629 12.12 +1.63
Green Garett Peepeetch 124 2.39
Communist Frank Komarniski 32 0.62
Total valid votes 5,162 100.00
Rejected and declined ballots 29
Turnout 5,191 47.08 −3.04
Electors on the lists 11,025
Manitoba general election, 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Doug Martindale 3,790 70.75 +1.74 $16,207.51
     Progressive Conservative Rick Negrych 1,005 18.76 +11.47 $13,322.81
Liberal Bernd Hohne 562 10.49 −11.09 $3,416.97
Total valid votes 5,357 100.00
Rejected and declined ballots 29
Turnout 5,386 50.12 −0.01
Electors on the lists 10,747
Manitoba general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Doug Martindale 4,004 69.01 +2.67 $14,056.29
Liberal Tony Sanchez 1,252 21.58 −2.23 $17,240.92
     Progressive Conservative Derek Lambert 423 7.29 −2.03 $0.00
Green Catharine Johannson 123 2.12 $200.80
Total valid votes 5,802 100.00
Rejected and declined ballots 31
Turnout 5,833 50.13 −15.50
Electors on the lists 11,636
Manitoba general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Doug Martindale 5,151 66.34 $21,056.00
Liberal Mike Babinsky 1,849 23.81 $24,553.70
     Progressive Conservative Cheryl Clark 724 9.32 $11,879.28
Communist Darrell Rankin 41 0.53 $0.00
Total valid votes 7,765 100.00
Rejected and declined ballots 55
Turnout 7,820 65.63
Electors on the lists 11,916

Previous boundaries

The 1999-2011 boundaries for Burrows highlighted in red.


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