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Point Douglas

The 2011- boundaries for Point Douglas highlighted in red.

Point Douglas is a part of the city of Winnipeg, Manitoba, surrounded by a bend in the Red River. It is the namesake of a larger city ward, represented by a member of Winnipeg City Council. With different boundaries, it is also eponymous of a provincial electoral division of Manitoba.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Demographics 2
  • List of provincial representatives 3
  • Electoral history 4
  • Previous Boundaries 5
  • References 6

History

The division was created by redistribution for the 1969 provincial election, eliminated in 1978, and re-established in 1989 from parts of Burrows, Logan and St. Johns. It is located in north-central Winnipeg, and includes the Point Douglas neighbourhood.

Point Douglas is bordered to the east by St. Boniface and Elmwood, to the south by Fort Rouge, to the north by St. Johns, and to the west by Burrows, Wellington and Minto. Different parts of the division are included in the federal ridings of Winnipeg Centre and Winnipeg North.

Point Douglas is named after Thomas Douglas, the 5th Earl of Selkirk, who established the Red River Colony in 1812. His namesake, twentieth-century politician Tommy Douglas, also lived in the Point Douglas neighbourhood in the early 1910s.[1]

The Manitoba New Democratic Party has won every election in the constituency. The current Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) for Point Douglas is Kevin Chief, an Aboriginal candidate who grew up in Point Douglas. Chief is also Minister of Child and Youth Opportunities.

Demographics

Population 19,941 (1996)
Average family income $24,715 (1999)
Unemployment 25% (1999)
Industries Manufacturing (25%), Other services (22%) (1999)
Other Point Douglas has the lowest average family income of any electoral division in the province. Three-quarters of the riding's residences are rented, and 37% of families are single-parent households. The division is ethnically diverse, with significant aboriginal (33%), Filipino (10%) and Ukrainian populations (6%).

Source: 2003 CBC Profile

List of provincial representatives

Name Party Took Office Left Office
     Donald Malinowski
New Democratic Party 1969 1981
    
     George Hickes
New Democratic Party 1990 2011
     Kevin Chief
New Democratic Party 2011 current

Electoral history

Manitoba general election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Kevin Chief 3,806 72.88 +6.52 $18,567.73
Progressive Conservative John Vernaus 917 17.56 +5.58 $19,915.21
Liberal Mary Lou Bourgeois 257 4.92 −9.80 $5,383.65
Green Teresa Pun 176 3.37 −1.93 $17.48
Communist Darrell Rankin 38 0.73 −0.91 $312.12
Total valid votes 5,194
Rejected and declined votes 28
Turnout 5,222 44.04 +3.88
Manitoba general election, 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic George Hickes 2,665 66.36 −8.50 $12,892.59
Liberal Mary Lou Bourgeois 591 14.72 +0.49 $11,443.44
     Progressive Conservative Alexa Rosentreter 481 11.98 +3.21 $1,180.30
Green Kristen Andrews 213 5.30 $84.55
Communist Darrell Rankin 66 1.64 −0.49 $373.89
Total valid votes 4,016 100.00
Rejected and declined ballots 29
Turnout 4,045 40.16 −0.08
Electors on the lists 10,073
Manitoba general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic George Hickes 2,877 74.86 +21.52 $10,189.54
Liberal Mary Lou Bourgeois 547 14.23 −7.12 $7,991.06
     Progressive Conservative Wyatt McIntyre 337 8.77 −10.79 $10.68
Communist Darrell Rankin 82 2.13 $376.06
Total valid votes 3,843 100.00
Rejected and declined ballots 55
Turnout 3,898 40.24 −18.84
Electors on the lists 9,687
Manitoba general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic George Hickes 3,338 53.34 $21,952.00
Liberal Ajay Chopra 1,336 21.35 $21,013.00
     Progressive Conservative Mary Richard 1,224 19.56 $20,221.11
     Independent Peter Juba 360 5.75 $2,113.33
Total valid votes 6,258 100.00
Rejected and declined ballots 59
Turnout 6,317 59.08
Electors on the lists 10,693
Manitoba general election, 1995
Party Candidate Votes % Expenditures
New Democratic George Hickes 3,095 63.03 $15,378.00
Liberal Linda Cantiveros 1,132 23.05 $15,916.74
     Progressive Conservative Claire Riddle 578 11.77 $13,389.05
     Ind. (First Peoples Party) Lyle Morrisseau 105 2.14 no report filed
Total valid votes 4,910 100.00
Rejected and discarded ballots 55
Turnout 4,965 58.23
Electors on lists 8,527
Manitoba general election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic George Hickes 2,778 54.72
Liberal Errol Lewis 1,550 30.53
     Progressive Conservative Calvin Pompana 575 11.33
     Independent William Hawryluk 108 2.13
     Independent Roy Price 66 1.30
Total valid votes 5,077 100.00
Rejected ballots 71
Turnout 5,148 60.92
Electors on lists 8,450
Manitoba general election, 1977
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Donald Malinowski 3,116 63.32
     Progressive Conservative Margaret Didenko 915 18.59
Liberal Don Marks 769 15.63
Communist Harold Dyck 62 1.26
Social Credit Peter Stevens 59 1.20
Total valid votes 4,921 100.00
Rejected votes 85
Turnout 5,006 61.10
Electors on the lists 8,193
Manitoba general election, 1973
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Donald Malinowski 3,676 65.55
     Independent Joseph Borowski 1,127 20.10
Liberal Lawrence Belanger 569 10.15
     Independent George Munroe 236 4.21
Total valid votes 5,608 100.00
Rejected and discarded votes 100
Turnout 5,708 65.56
Electors on the lists 8,706
Manitoba general election, 1969
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Donald Malinowski 2,253 52.52
     Progressive Conservative Slaw Rebchuk 1,088 25.36
Liberal Roger Garrity 528 12.31
Communist William A. Kardash 421 9.81
Total valid votes 4,290 100.00
Rejected and discarded votes 62
Turnout 4,352 46.37
Electors on the lists 9,385

All electoral information is taken from Elections Manitoba. Expenditures refer to individual candidate expenses.

Previous Boundaries

The 1999-2011 boundaries for Point Douglas highlighted in red.

References

  1. ^ Bill Blaikie, Address to the Premier's Dinner, 29 October 2004.

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