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Events in Manitoba History: Canadian Federal Election (1979)

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Canadian Federal Election (1974) | Canadian Federal Election (1980)

The Canadian federal election of 1979 was held on 22 May. The results were as follows:

Riding

Candidate

Party

Votes

Brandon-Souris

Walter Gilbert Dinsdale (1916-1982)

Progressive Conservative

19,108

David Serle

New Democratic

8,949

Vaughn Ramsay

Liberal

7,918

John William Gross (1914-1994)

Social Credit

302

Churchill

Rod Murphy

New Democratic

12,544

Cecil Smith

Progressive Conservative

7,802

Andrew Kirkness

Liberal

3,936

Dauphin

William Gordon David Ritchie (1918-1998)

Progressive Conservative

12,239

Laverne Lewycky

New Democratic

11,770

Robert Klimchuk

Liberal

4,311

Lisgar

Jack Burnett Murta

Progressive Conservative

21,366

Peter Cole

Liberal

6,201

Keith W. D. Poulson

New Democratic

2,920

Portage-Marquette

Charlie Mayer

Progressive Conservative

18,824

Maude Lelond

New Democratic

6,612

Joe Sponarski

Liberal

6,164

K. F. Baker

Social Credit

347

Kenneth B. Morrison

Independent

319

Provencher

Arthur Jacob “Jake” Epp

Progressive Conservative

17,030

Richard C. Greenway

New Democratic

8,473

Howard Loewen

Liberal

7,459

St. Boniface

Robert Theodore Bockstael (1923-2017)

Liberal

19,752

John Harold “Jack” Hare (1920-2009)

Progressive Conservative

16,987

Grant Wichenko

New Democratic

11,455

Manuel Gitterman

Marxist-Leninist

60

Russ Maley

none

56

Selkirk-Interlake

Terry Sargeant

New Democratic

14,225

Peter Paul Masniuk (1920-1995)

Progressive Conservative

13,569

Bill Shead

Liberal

5,522

Winnipeg North

David Orlikow (1919-1998)

New Democratic

22,417

Anne Steen

Progressive Conservative

11,749

Walter M. Hlady

Liberal

8,002

William Cecil Ross (c1911-1998)

Communist

242

Brian Ostrow

Marxist-Lennonist

141

Winnipeg North Centre

Stanley Howard Knowles (1908-1997)

New Democratic

15,121

Frank Johnson

Liberal

5,428

Joseph C. “Joe” Kerr (?-2000)

Progressive Conservative

5,408

Paula Fletcher

Communist

182

Marnie Frain

Marxist-Leninist

97

Winnipeg-Assiniboine

A. Daniel McKenzie

Progressive Conservative

28,192

David Matas

Liberal

13,668

Max Melnyk

New Democratic

7,949

Peter Stevens

Social Credit

150

Anne Segal

Marxist-Leninist

72

Winnipeg-Birds Hill

Bill Blaikie

New Democratic

25,492

Dean Whiteway

Progressive Conservative

19,536

Ronald Wally

Liberal

5,674

Harold J. Dyck

Communist

62

Karen Naylor

Marxist-Leninist

56

Winnipeg-Fort Garry

Lloyd Axworthy

Liberal

18,822

Sidney Joel Spivak (1928-2002)

Progressive Conservative

18,337

Vivian Rachlis

New Democratic

8,176

Tony Reznowski

Social Credit

245

Douglas Michalchuk

Marxist-Leninist

90

Larry E. Johnston

none

87

Winnipeg-St. James

Robert “Bob” Lane

Progressive Conservative

12,640

J. Frank Syms

New Democratic

11,747

Richard Mercier

Liberal

7,636

Linda Lloyd

Marxist-Leninist

135

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Manitoba Members of the Thirtieth Canadian Parliament (1974-1979)

Sources:

History of Federal Ridings Since 1867, Parliament of Canada.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 15 April 2018

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