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Selkirk (provincial electoral district)

The 2011 boundaries for Selkirk highlighted in red

Selkirk 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 named after Thomas Douglas, 5th Earl of Selkirk, who set up the Red River Colony colonization project in 1811.

Selkirk is bordered to the east by Lac Du Bonnet, to the south by Springfield, to the west by Gimli, and to the north by Lake Winnipeg.

Most of the riding's population is located in the city of Selkirk. Other communities in the riding include Belair and Grand Marais, and there is a significant amount of agricultural land in the riding as well.

The riding's population in 1996 was 19,409. In 1999, the average family income was $51,605, and the unemployment rate was 8.30%. Health and social services account for 16% of all industry in the riding.

Thirteen per cent of Selkirk's residents are aboriginal, while 8% are Ukrainian and 6% German.

The riding has generally been safe for the New Democratic Party since 1969, although the Liberal Party held the seat from 1988 to 1990. Former Premier of Manitoba Howard Pawley represented Selkirk from 1969 to 1988.

The current MLA is Gregory Dewar, who was re-elected in 2003 with over 60% of the vote.


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

List of provincial representatives

Name Party Took Office Left Office
Thomas Hillhouse Lib-Prog 1958 1961
Lib 1961 1969
Howard Pawley NDP 1969 1988
Gwen Charles Lib 1988 1990
Gregory Dewar NDP 1990 present

Electoral results

Manitoba general election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Greg Dewar 4,279 55.59 +0.33
     Progressive Conservative David Bell 3,008 39.08 +3.51
Liberal Marilyn Courchene 351 4.56 −3.93
Total valid votes 7,638
Rejected and declined ballots 59
Turnout 7,697 54.77 −4.41
Manitoba general election, 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Greg Dewar 4,584 55.26 $16,897.63
     Progressive Conservative Gordie Dehn 2,951 35.57 $20,947.84
Liberal Karen Keppler 704 8.49 $10,032.84
Total valid votes 8,239 99.31
Rejected and declined ballots 57
Turnout 8,296 59.18%
Electors on the lists 14,018

June, 2003:[2]

Manitoba general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Greg Dewar 5,376 53.92 $645.00
     Progressive Conservative Barry Uskiw 3,353 33.63 $30,085.86
Liberal Joe Smolinski 1,162 11.65 $10,422.27
Total valid votes 9,881 99.10
Rejected and declined ballots 80
Turnout 9,971 73.37%
Electors on the lists 13,590

Previous boundaries

The 1998-2011 boundaries for Selkirk highlighted in red


  1. ^ - 2007 results
  2. ^ "Selkirk — Official Results — 2003 Provincial Elections". 2003-06-03. Retrieved 2011-12-21. 
  3. ^ - 1999 Results

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