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Fort Rouge (electoral district)

The 2011+ boundaries of the riding of Fort Rouge highlighted in red.

Fort Rouge 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 general election of 1958. The riding was eliminated in 1989, and re-established in 1999. It is located in the central section of the City of Winnipeg.

Fort Rouge is bordered on the east by St. Boniface, to the south by Fort Garry-Riverview, to the north by Logan, and to the west by River Heights. The actual Legislative Assembly of Manitoba building is located across the river from Fort Rouge.

The riding's population in 1996 was 20,364. In 1999, the average family income was $49,361, and the unemployment rate was 8.70%. 39.6% of Fort Rouge's residents are listed as low-income, the sixth-highest rate in the province. Almost 80% of occupied dwelling are rentals, and over 20% of households are single-parent families. Almost 25% of Fort Rouge's residents have a university degree—one of the highest rates in the province.

Fort Rouge has an immigrant population of 20%. Eight per cent of the riding's residents are aboriginal. The service sector accounts for 21% of Fort Rouge's industry, with a further 11% in social services.

The riding is now regarded as relatively safe for the Manitoba New Democratic Party (NDP), although this was not always the case. The seat was held by the Progressive Conservatives from 1958 to 1973, and was a rare bastion of Liberal strength in the province from 1973 to 1981. Lloyd Axworthy was the riding's representative from 1973 to 1979; for a time, he was the only Liberal in the legislature.

The current MLA is Jennifer Howard of the NDP.


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

List of provincial representatives

Name Party Took Office Left Office
Gurney Evans PC 1958 1969
Inez Trueman PC 1969 1973
Lloyd Axworthy Lib 1973 1979
June Westbury Lib 1979 1981
Roland Penner NDP 1981 1988
Jim Carr Lib 1988 1990
Tim Sale NDP 1999 2007
Jennifer Howard NDP 2007 present

Electoral results

Manitoba general election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Jennifer Howard 4,501 50.95 +3.98
Liberal Paul Hesse 2,031 22.99 −7.54
     Progressive Conservative Sonny Dominique 1,770 20.04 +5.29
Green Stephen Weedon 478 5.41 −0.86
Total valid votes 8,780
Rejected and declined votes 54
Turnout 8834 61.22%
Electors on the lists 14429

Manitoba general election, 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Jennifer Howard 3,828 46.97 −10.66 $25.968.04
Liberal Paul Hesse 2,488 30.53 +13.57 $23,866.84
     Progressive Conservative Christine Waddell 1,202 14.75 −4.97 $11,369.89
Green Gerald H. Enns 511 6.27 +1.34 $905.51
     Independent Ron Nash 92 1.13 +1.13 $261.98
Communist Frank Komarniski 29 0.36 +.36
Total valid votes 8,150 100.00
Rejected and declined votes 53
Turnout 8,203 62.29 +7.64
Electors on the lists 13,169
Manitoba general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Tim Sale 4,118 57.63 +9.21 $16,724.33
     Progressive Conservative Mike Francis 1,409 19.72 −10.51 $8,860.98
Liberal David Henteleff 1,212 16.96 −2.07 $4,299.83
Green Mikel Magnusson 355 4.93 +3.14 $48.24
Libertarian Jim Weidman 51 0.71 $0.00
Total valid votes 7,145 100.00
Rejected and declined votes 59
Turnout 7,204 54.65 −15.94
Electors on the lists 13,182
Manitoba general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes % Expenditures
New Democratic Tim Sale 4,759 48.42 $25,152.00
     Progressive Conservative Ron Paley 2,971 30.23 $26,322.65
Liberal John Shanski 1,870 19.03 $24,461.96
Green Alex Reid 176 1.79 $256.65
Total valid votes 9,776 99.47
Rejected and declined votes 52
Turnout 9,828 70.59
Electors on the lists 13,923

Previous boundaries

The 1999-2011 boundaries of the riding of Fort Rouge highlighted in red.


  1. ^ - 2007 results
  2. ^ - 1999 Results

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