1966 Manitoba general election

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1966 Manitoba general election
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  1962 June 23, 1966 1969  

57 seats of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba
29 seats were needed for a majority
 First partySecond partyThird party
  Gildas Molgat.jpg NDP
Leader Duff Roblin Gildas Molgat Russell Paulley
Party Progressive Conservative Liberal New Democratic
Leader since June 17, 1954 April 20, 1961 November 4, 1961
Leader's seat Wolseley Ste. Rose Radisson
Last election36137
Seats won311411
Seat changeDecrease2.svg5Increase2.svg1Increase2.svg4
Popular vote130,102107,84175,333
Percentage39.96%33.13%23.14%
SwingDecrease2.svg4.74pp Decrease2.svg2.97pp Increase2.svg8.94pp

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Map of Election Results

Premier before election

Dufferin Roblin
Progressive Conservative

Premier after the election

Dufferin Roblin
Progressive Conservative

The 1966 Manitoba general election was held on June 23, 1966 to elect Members of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Manitoba, Canada. It resulted in a third consecutive majority win for the Progressive Conservative Party led by Dufferin Roblin. Roblin's Tories won 31 seats, against 14 for the Liberal Party, 11 for the New Democratic Party and one for Social Credit.

Contents

Results

PartyParty Leader# of
candidates
SeatsPopular Vote
1962 Elected% Change#%% Change
  Progressive Conservative Dufferin Roblin 573631-13.9%130,10239.96% 
  Liberal Gildas Molgat 561314+7.7%107,84133.13% 
  New Democratic Russell Paulley 53711+57.1%75,33323.14% 
Social Credit Jacob Froese 1611-11,5383.54% 
Communist William Cecil Ross 2---6380.20% 
 Independent1--970.03% 
Total1855757-325,549100% 
Popular vote
PC
39.96%
Liberal
33.13%
New Democratic
23.14%
Social Credit
3.54%
Others
0.23%
Seats summary
PC
54.39%
Liberal
24.56%
New Democratic
19.30%
Social Credit
1.75%
Preceded by
1962 Manitoba election
List of Manitoba elections Succeeded by
1969 Manitoba election

See also

Riding results

Party key:

(x) denotes incumbent.

Arthur:

Assiniboia:

Birtle-Russell:

Brandon:

Brokenhead:

Burrows:

1966 Manitoba general election : Carillon
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Leonard Barkman 2,35263.83
Progressive Conservative John Blatz1,21733.03
New Democratic Elmer Reimer1163.12
Total valid votes3,685100.00
Rejected and discarded votes59
Turnout3,74459.84
Electors on the lists6,257

Churchill (deferred to July 7, 1966):

Cypress:

Dauphin:

Dufferin:

Elmwood:

Emerson:

Ethelbert Plains:

Fisher:

Flin Flon:

Fort Garry:

Fort Rouge:

Gimli:

Gladstone:

Hamiota:

Inkster:

Kildonan:

Lac Du Bonnet:

Lakeside:

La Verendrye:

Logan:

Minnedosa:

1966 Manitoba general election : Morris
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Progressive Conservative Harry Shewman 1,51847.80
Liberal Bruce McKenzie1,28840.55
New Democratic William T. Loftus37011.65
Total valid votes3,176100.00
Rejected and discarded votes33
Turnout3,20960.83
Electors on the lists5,275

Osborne:

Pembina:

Portage la Prairie:

Radisson:

Rhineland:

River Heights:

Roblin:

Rock Lake:

Rockwood-Iberville:

Rupertsland:

St. Boniface:

St. George:

St. James:

St. Johns:

St. Matthews:

St. Vital:

Ste. Rose:

Selkirk:

Seven Oaks:

Souris-Lansdowne:

Springfield:

Swan River:

The Pas:

Turtle Mountain:

Virden:

Wellington:

Winnipeg Centre:

1966 Manitoba general election : Wolseley
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Progressive Conservative Dufferin Roblin 3,13248.88
Liberal Julius Koteles1,78027.78
New Democratic Cecil Wood1,49523.33
Total valid votes6,407100.00
Rejected and discarded votes45
Turnout6,45255.52
Electors on the lists11,621

Post-election changes

Note: These by-election results are taken from newspaper reports, and may not exactly match the official returns.

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

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

Four seats became vacant in 1968:

By-elections for all four ridings were called for February 20, 1969. The Progressive Conservative, Liberal, and New Democratic parties fielded candidates in all four ridings, and there was also an independent candidate in Churchill. The Social Credit Party intended to field a candidate in Morris, but ultimately did not do so. [1]

Manitoba provincial by-election, February 20, 1969: Birtle-Russell
PartyCandidateVotes%±%Expenditures
Progressive Conservative Harry Graham 2,11746.46$1,500.98
Liberal Edward Shust 1,40630.85$2,476.39
New Democratic Donald Kostesky1,03422.69$1,248.00
Total valid votes4,557 100
Rejected and discarded votes23
Turnout4,580 76.30
Electors on the lists6,003
Manitoba provincial by-election, February 20, 1969: Churchill
PartyCandidateVotes%±%Expenditures
New Democratic Joseph Borowski 2,63732.67$2,350.33
Independent Blain Johnston 2,61632.41$3,733.76
Liberal Garry Walsh 1,70921.17$6,242.87
Progressive Conservative Michael Klewchuk 1,10913.74$7,346.47
Total valid votes8,071 100
Rejected and discarded votes17
Turnout8,088 62.97
Electors on the lists12,845
Manitoba provincial by-election, February 20, 1969: Morris
PartyCandidateVotes%±%Expenditures
Progressive Conservative Warner Jorgenson 2,14665.77$966.85
Liberal Ralph Rasmussen84125.77$526.56
New Democratic William T. Loftus2768.46$770.61
Total valid votes3,263 100
Rejected and discarded votes17
Turnout3,280 62.07
Electors on the lists5,284
Manitoba provincial by-election, February 20, 1969: Wolseley
PartyCandidateVotes%±%Expenditures
Progressive Conservative Leonard Claydon 2,16146.62$2,640.69
Liberal Julius Koteles1,52833.01$10,753.19
New Democratic Archie Stone 94420.37$1,423.50
Total valid votes4,633 100
Rejected and discarded votes75
Turnout4,708 41.97
Electors on the lists11,217

The results for Birtle-Russell, Morris and Wolseley are taken from the Winnipeg Free Press , 21 February 1969. The result from Churchill reflects the findings of a judicial review, and is taken from the Winnipeg Free Press, 19 March 1969.

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References

  1. Winnipeg Free Press, 4 February 1969, p. 14.

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