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Encyclopedia > Manitoba general election, 1966

Manitoba's general election, held on June 23, 1966, resulted in a third consecutive majority win for the Progressive Conservatives under Dufferin Roblin. Roblin's Tories won 31 seats, against 14 for the Liberals, 11 for the New Democratic Party and one for Social Credit.


See also: List of Manitoba general elections


Party key:

(x) denotes incumbent.


Riding results:


Arthur:

  • (x)James Douglas Watt (PC) 1902
  • Frank Patmore (L) 1807
  • C.M. Robson (NDP) 494

Assiniboia:

  • (x)Stephen Patrick (L) 5168
  • Stewart Millett (PC) 4800
  • Charles Norman (NDP) 2943

Birtle-Russell:

  • Rod Clement (L) 2223
  • (x)Robert G. Smellie (PC) 2078
  • Ronald Kostesky (NDP) 446

Brandon:

  • (x)Reginald Lissaman (PC) 3863
  • Terry Penton (L) 3696
  • Harold Weitman (NDP) 1452
  • Ben Van Hoffen (SC) 508

Brokenhead:

  • Sam Uskiw (NDP) 1889
  • George Mulder (PC) 1315
  • Stanley Copp (Ind L) 669
  • Ken Skiba (SC) 365

Burrows:

  • Ben Hanuschak (NDP) 2415
  • (x)Mark Smerchanski (L) 1487
  • Walter Paschak (PC) 1301

Carillon:

Churchill (deferred to July 7, 1966):

Cypress:

  • (x)Thelma Forbes (PC) 2331
  • Duncan Campbell (L) 1888

Dauphin:

  • (x)Stewart McLean (PC) 3149
  • Edward Demkiw (L) 1512
  • Michael Sotas (NDP) 236

Dufferin:

  • (x)Homer Hamilton (PC) 2135
  • Cam Johnston (L) 1280
  • Walter Taylor (SC) 583

Elmwood:

  • Russell Doern (NDP) 2765
  • Tom Snowden (PC) 1816
  • John Kozoriz (L) 1458
  • Walter Bowden (SC) 744

Emerson:

Ethelbert Plains:

  • Michael Kawchuk (NDP) 1246
  • William Paziuk (L) 1182
  • Melvin Pipe (SC) 884
  • John Tycholis (PC) 548

Fisher:

  • Peter Masniuk (PC) 1480
  • Peter Wagner (NDP) 1368
  • Arthur Devlin (L) 712
  • John Palamarchuk (Ind) 97

Flin Flon:

  • (x)Charles Witney (PC) 1750
  • Scott Day (NDP) 1090
  • Mickey Perepeluk (L) 1071

Fort Garry:

  • (x)Sterling Lyon (PC) 6131
  • Peter Stokes (L) 2435
  • Victor Ratsma (NDP) 1769

Fort Rouge:

  • (x)Gurney Evans (PC) 3767
  • Frank Muldoon (L) 2451
  • Leonard Green (NDP) 1845

Gimli:

  • (x)George Johnson (PC) 1981
  • Gunnar Eggerston (L) 1021
  • Zado Zator (NDP) 767

Gladstone:

  • (x)Nelson Shoemaker (L) 2926
  • John McPhedran (PC) 1787
  • William Yuel (NDP) 236

Hamiota:

  • Earl Dawson (L) 2194
  • (x)Barry Strickland (PC) 2043
  • M.S. Antonation (NDP) 412

Inkster:

Kildonan:

  • Peter Fox (NDP) 4644
  • (x)James Mills (PC) 3808
  • Jim Smith (L) 2966
  • Henry Redekopp (SC) 1331

Lac Du Bonnet:

  • (x)Oscar Bjornson (PC) 1342
  • James Desilets (L) 1262
  • Walter Zarecki (NDP) 1151
  • Ruben Thomas (SC) 474

Lakeside:

La Verendrye:

  • (x)Albert Vielfaure (L) 1807
  • Stan Bisson (PC) 860

Logan:

  • (x)Lemuel Harris (NDP) 1975
  • Wally Fox-Decent (PC) 1657
  • W.M. Suystun (L) 1019

Minnedosa:

  • (x)Walter Weir (PC) 2136
  • Don McNabb (L) 1615
  • Gilbert V. Hutton (SC) 774
  • John Lee (NDP) 648

Morris:

  • (x)Harry Shewman (PC) 1518
  • Bruce McKenzie (L) 1288
  • William Loftus (NDP) 370

Osborne:

  • (x)Obie Baizley (PC) 3363
  • Bob Murdoch (NDP) 2189
  • Howard Loewen (L) 2141

Pembina:

  • (x)Carolyne Morrison (PC) 2056
  • Vernon Spangelo (L) 1545
  • Frederick Hamm (SC) 878
  • Robert Wallcraft (NDP) 129

Portage La Prairie:

  • (x)Gordon Johnston (L) 2726
  • John Christianson (PC) 1991
  • Sybil Barnett (NDP) 312

Radisson:

  • (x)Russell Paulley (NDP) 7114
  • Joseph Guay (L) 4905
  • Nelson McLean (PC) 2561

Rhineland:

  • (x)Jacob Froese (SC) 1676
  • Bruce Gunn (PC) 1324
  • Alf Loewen (L) 696

River Heights:

  • Sidney Spivak (PC) 5325
  • Scott Wright (L) 4083
  • Lionel Orlikow (NDP) 826

Roblin:

  • Wally McKenzie (PC) 1798
  • Joseph Perchaluk (NDP) 1583
  • Jack Mitchell (L) 863

Rock Lake:

  • Henry Einarson (PC) 1835
  • Ronald Gardiner (L) 1691
  • Jacob Harms (SC) 505
  • Ernest Sloane (NDP) 333

Rockwood-Iberville:

  • Harry Enns (PC) 2091
  • Douglas Trick (L) 1429
  • Armand De Ryck (NDP) 804
  • Wilmer Antonius (SC) 228

Rupertsland:

  • (x)Joseph Jeannotte (PC) 1866
  • Jean Allard (L) 953
  • Douglas MacLachlan (NDP) 363

St. Boniface:

St. George:

  • (x)Elman Guttormson (L) 2009
  • Arthur Schwartz (PC) 1418
  • Stanley Burdett (NDP) 357

St. James:

  • (x)Douglas Stanes (PC) 3034
  • Lloyd Axworthy (L) 2244
  • Jim Rose (NDP) 1487

St. Johns:

  • (x)Saul Cherniack (NDP) 2427
  • Dan Zaharia (PC) 1215
  • Harry Meronek (L) 970
  • Don Currie (Comm) 326

St. Matthews:

  • Robert Steen (PC) 2941
  • Andrew Robertson (NDP) 1950
  • Donald Cook (L) 1922

St. Vital:

  • Donald Craik (PC) 4432
  • Douglas HoneyMan (L) 2927
  • William Hutton (NDP) 2310

Ste. Rose:

Selkirk:

  • (x)Thomas Hillhouse (L) 1832
  • Syndey Sarbitt (PC) 1792
  • Alan Cooper (NDP) 876
  • Jens Magnusson (SC) 227

Seven Oaks:

  • Saul Miller (NDP) 5295
  • Nathan Nurgitz (PC) 2596
  • Melvin Fenson (L) 2010

Souris-Lansdowne:

  • (x)Malcolm McKellar (PC) 1919
  • Frank Ellis (L) 1556
  • Margaret Gray (SC) 387
  • Irene Bauman (NDP) 238

Springfield:

  • (x)Fred Klym (PC) 1697
  • Richard Loeb (NDP) 1274
  • William Lucko (L) 1113

Swan River:

  • (x)James Bilton (PC) 1591
  • Gerald Webb (SC) 1185
  • Claude Dunbar (L) 793
  • George Higgs (NDP) 602

The Pas:

  • (x)John Carroll (PC) 2278
  • Calvin Gibson (L) 1769
  • Glen Allen (NDP) 288

Turtle Mountain:

  • Edward Dow (L) 2149
  • (x)Peter McDonald (PC) 2144
  • Peter Sawatsky (SC) 690
  • Selwyn Burrows (NDP) 141

Virden:

  • (x)Donald Morris McGregor (PC) 2092
  • Roland Tolton (L) 1245
  • Donald Rowan (SC) 743
  • Vernon Mazawasicuna (NDP) 256

Wellington:

  • Philip Petursson (NDP) 3153
  • (x)Richard Seaborn (PC) 2447
  • Gurzon Harvey (L) 1117

Winnipeg Centre:

Wolseley:

  • (x)Dufferin Roblin (PC) 3132
  • Julius Koteles (L) 1780
  • Cecil Wood (NDP) 1495

post-election changes:


(Note: The following results are based on contemprary newspaper reports, and may not match the official results.)


Gordon Beard (PC) became (Ind) in 1968.


Turtle Mountain (results overturned and seat declared vacant, January 30, 1968), March 4, 1968:

  • Edward Dow (L) 2443
  • Allan Rose (PC) 2240
  • Peter Sawatsky (SC) 610

Birtle-Russell (res. Rod Clement, June 5, 1968), February 20, 1969):

  • Harry Graham (PC) 2117
  • Ed Shust (L) 1406
  • Don Kostesky (NDP) 1034

Churchill (res. Gordon Beard, October 8, 1968), February 20, 1969):

  • Joseph Borowski (NDP) 2628
  • Blaine Johnstone (Ind) 2605
  • Garry Walsh (L) 1767
  • Michael Klewchuk (PC) 1128

[Borowski’s victory was narrowed to seven votes in the final count, and was confirmed by recount.]


Morris (dec. Harry Shewman, July 13, 1968), February 20, 1969:

Wolseley (res. Duff Roblin, May 1968), February 20, 1969):

  • Leonard Claydon (PC) 216
  • Julius Kotales (L) 1530
  • Archie Stone (NDP) 944

Preceded by:
1962 Manitoba election

List of Manitoba elections

Followed by:
1969 Manitoba election


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