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Lac du Bonnet (electoral district)

Lac du Bonnet
Manitoba electoral district
The 2011- boundaries for Lac du Bonnet highlighted in red
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Manitoba
Gerald Hawranik
Progressive Conservative
District created 1957
First contested 1958
Last contested 2007
Population (2008) 19,645
Electors (2007) 14,132

Lac du Bonnet is a provincial electoral division in the Canadian province of Manitoba. It was created by redistribution in 1957, and has formally existed since the provincial election of 1958. It is a relatively large constituency, located to the northeast of Winnipeg.

Lac du Bonnet is bordered to the west by Selkirk and Springfield, to the south by La Verendrye, to the north by Rupertsland and to the east by the Ontario border. Communities in the riding include Lac Du Bonnet, Pinawa, Beausejour (known as the birthplace of Edward Schreyer) and Whitemouth.

The riding is currently regarded as a Progressive Conservative/New Democratic Party marginal. The Tories have held the seat since 1988, though they retained it by only a narrow majority in 2003.


  • Demographics 1
  • List of provincial representatives 2
  • Electoral results 3
  • Previous boundaries 4
  • References 5


The riding's population in 1996 was 20,035. In 1999, the average family income was $45,693, and the unemployment rate was 9.00%. There are a number of diverse economic communities in the riding, including farming, forestry and nuclear research. The service sector accounted for 12% of the riding's industry in 1999, followed by 10% in health and social services.

Lac Du Bonnet is an ethnically diverse riding. Eighteen per cent of the riding's residents are aboriginal, along with 9% German and 6% Ukrainian. Six per cent of the riding's residents are francophone.

List of provincial representatives

This riding has elected the following MLAs:

Parliament Years Member Party
22nd 1958-1959     A.A. Trapp Liberal-Progressive
23rd 1959-1962     Oscar Bjornson Progressive Conservative
24th 1962-1966
25th 1966-1969
26th 1969-1973     Sam Uskiw New Democratic Party
27th 1973-1977
28th 1977-1981
29th 1981-1986
30th 1986-1988     Clarence Baker New Democratic Party
31st 1988-1990     Darren Praznik Progressive Conservative
32nd 1990-1995
33rd 1995-1999
34th 1999-2002
2002-2003     Gerald Hawranik Progressive Conservative
35th 2003-2007
36th 2007-

Electoral results

Manitoba general election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
     Progressive Conservative Wayne Ewasko 4,266 54.94 −3.87
New Democratic Elana Spence 2,853 36.74 +3.23
Liberal Charlett Millen 351 4.52 −2.81
Green Dan Green 295 3.80
Total valid votes 8,011
Rejected and declined votes 24
Turnout 8,035 58.04
Registered voters 13,844
Manitoba general election, 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
     Progressive Conservative Gerald Hawranik 4,866 58.81 +7.56 $24,695.70
New Democratic Patrick O'Connor 2,773 33.51 −11.83 $11,782.23
Liberal Christopher Gmiterek 607 7.33 +3.94 $340.29
Total valid votes 8,246 99.67
Rejected and declined votes 27
Turnout 8,273 58.54
Registered voters 14,132
Manitoba general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Conservative Gerald Hawranik 4,380 51.25%
     NDP Michael Hameluck 3,875 45.34%
     Liberal Cheryl Appleyard 290 3.39%
Lac du Bonnet by-election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Progressive Conservative Gerald Hawranik 3,398 40.9%
     NDP Michael Hameluck 3,234 38.9%
     Liberal Harbottle 1,647 19.8%
Manitoba general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes % Expenditures
Progressive Conservative Darren Praznik 4,835 50.44% $26,804.49
New Democratic Michael Hameluck 4,686 48.89% $29,666.00
Total valid votes 9,521
Rejected and declined votes 64
Turnout 9,585 66.56
Registered voters 14,397

Previous boundaries

The 1998-2011 electoral boundaries for Lac du Bonnet


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

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