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Events in Manitoba History: Manitoba Provincial By-Elections (1979)

The results of provincial by-elections held in 1979 were as follows:

Constituency

Election Date

Candidate

Party

Votes

Fort Rouge

16 October 1979

June Alwyn Westbury (1921-2004)

Liberal

2,659

Victor Steven “Vic” Savino (1947-2007)

New Democratic

2,291

Julian Hugh McDonald

Progressive Conservative

1,830

River Heights

16 October 1979

Gary Albert Filmon

Progressive Conservative

3,473

Jay Prober

Liberal

2,477

Donald B. “Don” Jewison

New Democratic

697

William Hawryluk

Western Democracy

19

Rossmere

16 October 1979

Victor Harold “Vic” Schroeder

New Democratic

6,191

Harold Piercy

Progressive Conservative

5,961

E. J. “Sandy” Clancy

Liberal

523

Linda J. Penner

Western Democracy

39

Manual Gitterman

Marxist-Leninist

21

See also:

Events in Manitoba History: Manitoba Provincial Election (1977)

Memorable Manitobans: Members of the Thirty-First Legislative Assembly of Manitoba (1977-1981)

Sources:

“Foes talk tough as PCs stand pat,” Winnipeg Free Press, 6 October 1979, page 4.

This page was prepared by Jacques Marcoux and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 August 2019

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