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Encyclopedia > Denis Rocan

Denis Rocan (February 14, 1949—) is a politician in Manitoba, Canada. He has been a member of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba since 1986, and served as speaker of the assembly from 1988 to 1995. Rocan is a member of the Progressive Conservative Party. He is métis, and is the only member of his party's caucus of aboriginal background. February 14 is the 45th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ... Motto: Gloriosus et Liber (Latin: Glorious and free) Official languages English and French, per mandate of the Constitution Act 1982 Flower Prairie Crocus Tree White Spruce Bird Great Grey Owl Capital Winnipeg Largest city Winnipeg Lieutenant-Governor John Harvard Premier Gary Doer (NDP) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 14... The Legislative Assembly of Manitoba is located in central Winnipeg, at the meeting point of the Wolseley and Fort Rouge ridings. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba is the presiding officer of the provincial legislature. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba is a right-of-centre political party in Manitoba, Canada. ... The Métis (pronounced MAY tee, SAMPA: [meti], in French: [metis] or, [mEtIs]) are an ethnic group of the Canadian prairies and Ontario. ...


Rocan was born to a French Canadian family in Somerset, Manitoba, and was raised in north-end Winnipeg. He was educated at Sacre Coeur in Winnipeg, Somerset Collegiate and Otterburne College. He is fluently bilingual in English and French. Rocan worked as a farmer before entering political life, and also operated a building and moving company and a grain business. He is a Shriner and a freemason, as well as a member of the Royal Canadian Legion. French Canadian is a term that has several different connotations. ... Somerset, Manitoba is a community in Manitoba. ... Motto: Unum Cum Virtute Multorum (One With the Strength of Many) Area: 465. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... A member of the Syrian Corvettes group of Shriners participates in a Memorial Day parade The Shriners, or Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, are an Order appendant to Freemasonry. ... American Square & Compasses Freemasonry is a worldwide fraternal organization. ... The Royal Canadian Legion is a non-profit Canadian ex-service organisation (veterans organization) founded in 1925 with more than 400,000 members worldwide. ...


He was first elected to the Manitoba legislature in the 1986 provincial election, winning the rural, southern constituency of Turtle Mountain. Rural seats in southern Manitoba are generally considered safe for the Progressive Conservative party, and Rocan was elected by more than 2,000 votes over his nearest opponent. The New Democratic Party won the election, and Rocan served as a member of the opposition. The 1986 general election in Manitoba, Canada was won by the New Democratic Party, which took 30 seats out of 57. ... Turtle Mountain is a provincial electoral division in the Canadian province of Manitoba. ... The New Democratic Party of Manitoba is a social democratic political party in Manitoba, Canada. ...


Rocan was re-elected over Liberal candidate Ross McMillan in the 1988 election, though his majority was cut to about 600 votes. The Progressive Conservatives emerged from this election with a minority government, and Rocan was appointed as speaker of the assembly by premier Gary Filmon on July 21, 1988. The Manitoba Liberal Party is a political party in Manitoba, Canada. ... The election of May 9, 1988 in Manitoba, Canada resulted in a hung parliament. ... A minority government or a minority cabinet is a cabinet of a parliamentary system formed when no political party has won a majority of seats in the parliament, typically by the party that does have a plurality. ... The term speaker is a title often given to the presiding officer of a legislative body. ... Categories: Canada-related stubs | Manitoba premiers ... The Honourable Gary Albert Filmon, PC, P.Eng. ... July 21 is the 202nd day (203rd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 163 days remaining. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Support for the Liberal Party declined in the 1990 provincial election, and Rocan was easily re-elected in the redistributed constituency of Gladstone. He won the constituency a second time in the 1995 election, but was not re-appointed as speaker and served for the next four years as a backbench supporter of Filmon's government. Rocan was respected by all parties in the legislature, and his tenure as speaker was free of the controversies over partisanship which plagued his successor, Louise Dacquay. The election of September 11, 1990 in Manitoba, Canada was won by the Progressive Conservatives, who took 30 out of 57 seats. ... Gladstone is a former provincial electoral division in the Canadian province of Manitoba. ... The Manitoba, Canada general election of 1995 was won by the Progressive Conservatives, who won 31 seats out of 57. ... Louise Dacquay (born June 25, 1940 in Manitou, Manitoba) is a politician in Manitoba, Canada. ...


Further redistribution brought Rocan into the riding of Carman for the 1999 provincial election. He was easily returned, and was re-elected again in the 2003 election. The Progressive Conservatives lost both elections to the New Democratic Party, and Rocan now serves as a member of the opposition. A former smoker, he supported premier Gary Doer's efforts to ban public smoking in 2003. Carman is a provincial electoral division in the Canadian province of Manitoba. ... The election of September 21, 1999 in Manitoba, Canada returned to power the New Democratic Party (NDP), which had been out of power since 1988. ... The June 3, 2003 provincial election in Manitoba, Canada was won by the New Democratic Party, which won 35 seats out of 57. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Rocan supported his friend Reg Alcock in the federal elections of 2000 and 2004, despite the fact that Alcock is a Liberal. Hon. ... The 2000 Canadian federal election was held on November 27, 2000, to elect 301 Members of Parliament to the House of Commons of Canada. ... The Canadian federal election, 2004 (more formally, the 38th general election), was held on June 28, 2004 to elect members of the Canadian House of Commons. ... The Liberal Party of Canada (French: Parti libéral du Canada), colloquially known as the Grits (originally Clear Grits), is a Canadian federal political party positioned around the centre to centre-left of the political spectrum, combining a generally progressive social policy with moderate economics. ...


As of November 16, 2006, Denis Rocan lost the nomination race to represent the Conservative Party in the Carman Constituency to Blaine Pederson. Rocan will have represented this area for 21 years

Preceded by:
Myrna Phillips
1986-1988
Speaker of the
Manitoba Legislature

1988-1995
Louise Dacquay
1995-1999

Myrna Phillips (born November 1942 in Roland, Manitoba) is a politician in Manitoba, Canada. ... The Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba is the presiding officer of the provincial legislature. ... Louise Dacquay (born June 25, 1940 in Manitou, Manitoba) is a politician in Manitoba, Canada. ...

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Denis Rocan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (444 words)
Denis Rocan (February 14, 1949—) is a politician in Manitoba, Canada.
Rocan was respected by all parties in the legislature, and his tenure as speaker was free of the controversies over partisanship which plagued his successor, Louise Dacquay.
Rocan supported his friend Reg Alcock in the federal elections of 2000 and 2004, despite the fact that Alcock is a Liberal.
NodeWorks - Encyclopedia: Denis Rocan (320 words)
Rocan was first elected to the Manitoba legislature in the 1986 provincial election, winning as a Progressive Conservative in the rural riding of Turtle Mountain.
Rocan was respected by all parties in the legislature, and his tenure as Spekaer was free of the controversies over partisanship which plagued his successor, Louise Dacquay.
Rocan supported the campaigns of his friend Reg Alcock in the 2000 and 2004 federal elections, despite the fact that Alcock is a Liberal.
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