1941 Manitoba general election

Summary

The 1941 Manitoba general election was held on April 22, 1941 to elect Members of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Manitoba, Canada.

1941 Manitoba general election
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← 1936 April 22, 1941 1945 →

55 seats of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba
27 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  John Bracken circa 1941.jpg
Leader John Bracken Errick Willis Seymour Farmer
Party Liberal–Progressive Progressive Conservative Co-operative Commonwealth
Leader since August 8, 1922 June 9, 1936 1936
Leader's seat The Pas Turtle Mountain Winnipeg
Last election 23 16 7
Seats won 27 12 3
Seat change Increase4 Decrease4 Decrease4
Popular vote 58,337 25,940 28,301
Percentage 35.1% 19.9% 17.0%

Premier before election

John Bracken
Liberal–Progressive

Premier after election

John Bracken
Liberal–Progressive

This election was held shortly after the formation of a coalition government in December 1940. The coalition was created after the start of World War II, as a display of unity among the different parties in the legislature.

Premier John Bracken's Liberal-Progressives were the dominant force in government, while the Conservative Party under Errick Willis held a secondary position. The smaller Co-operative Commonwealth Federation and Social Credit League were also included in the government, and had cabinet representation.

The four coalition parties were the only legal political parties in Manitoba in 1941. The Communist Party had been declared illegal the previous year. Its only Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA), James Litterick, had been expelled from the legislature and had gone into hiding.

When the coalition was created, Independent MLA Lewis Stubbs was the only legislator who did not join the government side. He claimed that a healthy opposition was necessary in a parliamentary democracy, and rejected offers to join the government. Later, Social Credit MLA Salome Halldorson and Conservatives Huntly Ketchen and John Poole also crossed to the opposition. And more were be elected in the 1941 election.

The coalition's victory was a foregone conclusion: in most constituencies, there were no anti-coalition candidates. The opposition came mostly from anti-coalition dissidents in the governing parties. These candidates did not run a coordinated campaign, and did not seriously threaten the government.

The Social Credit League split before the election, and most of its candidates were opposed to the coalition. The party's most prominent MLAs, however, remained on the government side.

In some constituencies, the coalition parties ran candidates against one other. This had little effect on the overall result, though it did influence the relative strength of the coalition partners after the election. In most instances, the incumbent candidates were re-elected. The CCF agreed to limit its challenges against incumbent members, although this courtesy was not always reciprocated by other parties.[1]

As expected, the coalition won a landslide victory. The government parties, along with pro-coalition independents, won 50 of the 55 seats in the legislature.

The election confirmed the Liberal-Progressives and Conservatives as the dominant parties in government. The Liberal-Progressives increased their representation from 23 MLAs to 27, only two short of an overall majority. The Conservatives were not as successful, falling from 16 seats to 12. The party remained influential in cabinet, however, and its leadership remained committed to the coalition.

For the CCF and Social Credit, the election was problematic. Many CCF members opposed the coalition, and due to the party's official support for the coalition the party had difficulty mobilizing its supporters to the voting booths. The CCF won only two seats in Winnipeg, and the Gimli constituency, for a total of three seats. John Queen, the CCF Mayor of Winnipeg, lost the legislative seat he had held since 1920.

After this result, the CCF's tenure in government was brief. Farmer left the coalition ministry in late 1942, and the party formally voted to leave the coalition at its 1943 convention. Many CCF officials later described their period in the coalition as a disaster for the party.

The result was also bad for Social Credit, which lost its internal cohesion during the campaign. All of the party's anti-coalition candidates were defeated, while three pro-government incumbents were re-elected. These MLAs effectively became an adjunct of the government, and did little in the way of promoting party policy. The Manitoba Social Credit League was marginalized in the 1940s, and did not become a functioning party again until 1953.

Five pro-coalition Independent MLAs were also elected.

Five anti-coalition MLAs were elected - three dissident Conservatives (one of whom later rejoined the government), Independent Lewis Stubbs, and Bill Kardash. Kardash, who ran as a "Worker's candidate", was widely known to be associated with the banned Communist Party. He did not proclaim this association openly, however, and was able to take his seat without a legal challenge. (He was re-elected under the label "Labor-Progressive Party" once being a Communist was no longer illegal.)

Three Sound Money Economics System candidates also ran in Winnipeg. All fared poorly, and the group disappeared soon after the election.

Like previous elections, all the voters cast preferential votes. Ten MLAs were elected in city-wide Winnipeg district through Single transferable vote; all other MLAs were elected through Instant-runoff voting.

ResultsEdit

Party Party leader # of
candidates
Seats Popular vote
1936 Elected % Change # % % Change
  Liberal-Progressive John Bracken   23 27   58,337 35.1%  
  Conservative Errick Willis   16 12   25,940 19.9%  
  Anti-Coalition Conservative     3   7,199    
  Co-operative Commonwealth Seymour Farmer   7 3   28,301 17.0%  
Social Credit none   5 3   2,723 7.1%  
  Independent   3 7        
  Sound Money Economics            
Total   55 57     100%  
Popular vote
Liberal-Progressive
35.10%
Conservative
19.90%
CCF
17.00%
Social Credit
7.10%
Others
20.90%
Seats summary
Liberal-Progressive
47.37%
Conservative
26.32%
CCF
5.26%
Social Credit
5.26%
Others
12.28%
Preceded by
1936 Manitoba election
List of Manitoba elections Succeeded by
1945 Manitoba election

See alsoEdit

Riding resultsEdit

Arthur:

Assiniboia:

Beautiful Plains:

Birtle:

  • (x)Francis Bell (LP) 1417
  • William C. Wroth (Ind/Coalition) 1228

Brandon:

Carillon:

Cypress:

Dauphin:

Deloraine:

Dufferin:

Emerson:

Ethelbert:

Fairford:

Fisher:

Gilbert Plains:

Gimli:

  • (x)Joseph Wawrykow (CCF) 2666
  • S.T. Cigurdson (LP) 2111
  • James Grant (Ind/Coalition) 47

Gladstone:

Glenwood:

Hamiota:

Iberville:

Kildonan & St. Andrews:

Killarney:

Lakeside:

Lansdowne:

La Verendrye:

  • (x)Sauveur Marcoux (LP) 1793
  • J.S.A. Lemoine (SC/Anti-Coalition) 1303
  • J.H. Graham (C) 231

Manitou:

Minnedosa:

Morden-Rhineland:

  • (x)Wallace Miller (C) 1234
  • R. Wolkof (LP) 1060
  • Robert Stevenson (Ind/Coalition) 914
  • Leonard Kruger (Ind/Coalition) 109

[Miller was subsequently elected on transfers.]

Morris:

Mountain:

Norfolk:

Portage la Prairie:

Roblin:

Rockwood:

  • (x)Mungo Lewis (Ind/Coalition) 1984
  • A.H. Campbell (C) 1139
  • Hugh H. McIntyre (LP) 748

Rupertsland:

Russell:

St. Boniface:

According to the Winnipeg Free Press, Clarke defeated Hansford by 701 votes on the last count.

St. Clements:

St. George:

Ste. Rose:

Springfield:

  • (x)Evelyn Shannon (LP) 2061
  • Alex McLeod (SC/Anti-Coalition) 1786
  • M.J.H. Hoban (Independent LP/Coalition) 1044
  • Fred Small (CCF) 959

The Winnipeg Free Press gives the final count result as: Shannon 2284, McLeod 2238.

Swan River:

The Pas:

Turtle Mountain:

Virden:

WinnipegEdit

Winnipeg: Valid votes: 58,682 Quota: 5335 votes

First Count ; McDiarmid and Stubbs declared elected)

Second Count (McDiarmid surplus; Smith declared elected)

  • (x)John McDiarmid (LP) 5335
  • (x)Lewis Stubbs (Ind/Anti-Coalition) 5801
  • Charles Rhodes Smith (LP) 5485
  • William Kardash (Workers/Anti-Coalition) 4895
  • Stephen Krawchuk (Ind/Coalition) 4697
  • (x)D.B. Huntly Ketchen (C/Anti-Coalition) 4209
  • Gunnar Thorvaldson (C) 3363
  • Morris Gray (CCF) 3093
  • (x)James A. Barry (C) 2569
  • Paul Bardal (LP) 2408
  • (x)Seymour Farmer (CCF) 2294
  • (x)John Queen (CCF) 2248
  • Stanley Knowles (CCF) 1867
  • W.V. Tobias (Ind) 1829
  • F.E. Warriner (C) 1808
  • H. Dick (LP) 1164
  • William Ivens (CCF) 966
  • H. Dysart (C/Anti-Coalition) 802
  • L. Regnier (L/Anti-Coalition) 742
  • James Cowan (C) 641
  • A. Oddson (SC/Anti-Coalition) 580
  • J. Simpkin (CCF) 522
  • T.H. Elliott (SME) 366
  • M. Hrynlewlecki (SME) 318
  • J.J. Evans (SC/Anti-Coalition) 297
  • J.K. Downes (Ind/Anti-Coalition) 193
  • T. McConochie (SME) 191

Third Count (Stubbs surplus)

  • (x)John McDiarmid (LP) 5335
  • (x)Lewis Stubbs (Ind/Anti-Coalition) 5335
  • Charles Rhodes Smith (LP) 5485
  • William Kardash (Workers/Anti-Coalition) 4931
  • Stephen Krawchuk (Ind/Coalition) 4713
  • (x)D.B. Huntly Ketchen (C/Anti-Coalition) 4270
  • Gunnar Thorvaldson (C) 3381
  • Morris Gray (CCF) 3107
  • (x)James A. Barry (C) 2586
  • Paul Bardal (LP) 2435
  • (x)Seymour Farmer (CCF) 2349
  • (x)John Queen (CCF) 2302
  • Stanley Knowles (CCF) 1900
  • W.V. Tobias (Ind) 1843
  • F.E. Warriner (C) 1825
  • H. Dick (LP) 1174
  • William Ivens (CCF) 986
  • H. Dysart (C/Anti-Coalition) 814
  • L. Regnier (L/Anti-Coalition) 753
  • James Cowan (C) 646
  • A. Oddson (SC/Anti-Coalition) 587
  • J. Simpkin (CCF) 538
  • T.H. Elliott (SME) 373
  • M. Hrynlewlecki (SME) 321
  • J.J. Evans (SC/Anti-Coalition) 303
  • J.K. Downes (Ind/Anti-Coalition) 198
  • T. McConochie (SME) 193

Fourth Count (Smith surplus)

  • (x)John McDiarmid (LP) 5335
  • (x)Lewis Stubbs (Ind/Anti-Coalition) 5335
  • Charles Rhodes Smith (LP) 5335
  • William Kardash (Workers/Anti-Coalition) 4931
  • Stephen Krawchuk (Ind/Coalition) 4714
  • (x)D.B. Huntly Ketchen (C/Anti-Coalition) 4273
  • Gunnar Thorvaldson (C) 3396
  • Morris Gray (CCF) 3108
  • (x)James A. Barry (C) 2592
  • Paul Bardal (LP) 2510
  • (x)Seymour Farmer (CCF) 2353
  • (x)John Queen (CCF) 2304
  • Stanley Knowles (CCF) 1900
  • W.V. Tobias (Ind) 1845
  • F.E. Warriner (C) 1838
  • H. Dick (LP) 1189
  • William Ivens (CCF) 986
  • H. Dysart (C/Anti-Coalition) 815
  • L. Regnier (L/Anti-Coalition) 762
  • James Cowan (C) 647
  • A. Oddson (SC/Anti-Coalition) 587
  • J. Simpkin (CCF) 538
  • T.H. Elliott (SME) 374
  • M. Hrynlewlecki (SME) 321
  • J.J. Evans (SC/Anti-Coalition) 303
  • J.K. Downes (Ind/Anti-Coalition) 198
  • T. McConochie (SME) 193

Fifth Count (McConochie eliminated)

  • (x)John McDiarmid (LP) 5335
  • (x)Lewis Stubbs (Ind/Anti-Coalition) 5335
  • Charles Rhodes Smith (LP) 5335
  • William Kardash (Workers/Anti-Coalition) 4931
  • Stephen Krawchuk (Ind/Coalition) 4716
  • (x)D.B. Huntly Ketchen (C/Anti-Coalition) 4279
  • Gunnar Thorvaldson (C) 3408
  • Morris Gray (CCF) 3113
  • (x)James A. Barry (C) 2594
  • Paul Bardal (LP) 2525
  • (x)Seymour Farmer (CCF) 2356
  • (x)John Queen (CCF) 2315
  • Stanley Knowles (CCF) 1903
  • W.V. Tobias (Ind) 1848
  • F.E. Warriner (C) 1844
  • H. Dick (LP) 1194
  • William Ivens (CCF) 987
  • H. Dysart (C/Anti-Coalition) 817
  • L. Regnier (L/Anti-Coalition) 766
  • James Cowan (C) 648
  • A. Oddson (SC/Anti-Coalition) 594
  • J. Simpkin (CCF) 539
  • T.H. Elliott (SME) 414
  • M. Hrynlewlecki (SME) 348
  • J.J. Evans (SC/Anti-Coalition) 304
  • J.K. Downes (Ind/Anti-Coalition) 198

Sixth Count (Downes eliminated)

  • (x)John McDiarmid (LP) 5335
  • (x)Lewis Stubbs (Ind/Anti-Coalition) 5335
  • Charles Rhodes Smith (LP) 5335
  • William Kardash (Workers/Anti-Coalition) 4931
  • Stephen Krawchuk (Ind/Coalition) 4717
  • (x)D.B. Huntly Ketchen (C/Anti-Coalition) 4322
  • Gunnar Thorvaldson (C) 3418
  • Morris Gray (CCF) 3117
  • (x)James A. Barry (C) 2609
  • Paul Bardal (LP) 2537
  • (x)Seymour Farmer (CCF) 2376
  • (x)John Queen (CCF) 2326
  • Stanley Knowles (CCF) 1907
  • W.V. Tobias (Ind) 1853
  • F.E. Warriner (C) 1846
  • H. Dick (LP) 1198
  • William Ivens (CCF) 993
  • H. Dysart (C/Anti-Coalition) 836
  • L. Regnier (L/Anti-Coalition) 768
  • James Cowan (C) 654
  • A. Oddson (SC/Anti-Coalition) 594
  • J. Simpkin (CCF) 545
  • T.H. Elliott (SME) 416
  • M. Hrynlewlecki (SME) 349
  • J.J. Evans (SC/Anti-Coalition) 311

Seventh Count (Evans eliminated)

  • (x)John McDiarmid (LP) 5335
  • (x)Lewis Stubbs (Ind/Anti-Coalition) 5335
  • Charles Rhodes Smith (LP) 5335
  • William Kardash (Workers/Anti-Coalition) 4939
  • Stephen Krawchuk (Ind/Coalition) 4720
  • (x)D.B. Huntly Ketchen (C/Anti-Coalition) 4335
  • Gunnar Thorvaldson (C) 3424
  • Morris Gray (CCF) 3127
  • (x)James A. Barry (C) 2611
  • Paul Bardal (LP) 2547
  • (x)Seymour Farmer (CCF) 2433
  • (x)John Queen (CCF) 2345
  • Stanley Knowles (CCF) 1915
  • W.V. Tobias (Ind) 1855
  • F.E. Warriner (C) 1853
  • H. Dick (LP) 1202
  • William Ivens (CCF) 1003
  • H. Dysart (C/Anti-Coalition) 836
  • L. Regnier (L/Anti-Coalition) 770
  • A. Oddson (SC/Anti-Coalition) 691
  • James Cowan (C) 655
  • J. Simpkin (CCF) 552
  • T.H. Elliott (SME) 422
  • M. Hrynlewlecki (SME) 353

Eighth Count (Hrynlewlecki eliminated)

  • (x)John McDiarmid (LP) 5335
  • (x)Lewis Stubbs (Ind/Anti-Coalition) 5335
  • Charles Rhodes Smith (LP) 5335
  • William Kardash (Workers/Anti-Coalition) 4953
  • Stephen Krawchuk (Ind/Coalition) 4788
  • (x)D.B. Huntly Ketchen (C/Anti-Coalition) 4335
  • Gunnar Thorvaldson (C) 3432
  • Morris Gray (CCF) 3132
  • (x)James A. Barry (C) 2664
  • Paul Bardal (LP) 2559
  • (x)Seymour Farmer (CCF) 2466
  • (x)John Queen (CCF) 2361
  • Stanley Knowles (CCF) 1920
  • F.E. Warriner (C) 1861
  • W.V. Tobias (Ind) 1857
  • H. Dick (LP) 1212
  • William Ivens (CCF) 1013
  • H. Dysart (C/Anti-Coalition) 844
  • L. Regnier (L/Anti-Coalition) 785
  • A. Oddson (SC/Anti-Coalition) 695
  • James Cowan (C) 656
  • J. Simpkin (CCF) 559
  • T.H. Elliott (SME) 484

Ninth Count (Elliott eliminated)

  • (x)John McDiarmid (LP) 5335
  • (x)Lewis Stubbs (Ind/Anti-Coalition) 5335
  • Charles Rhodes Smith (LP) 5335
  • William Kardash (Workers/Anti-Coalition) 4973
  • Stephen Krawchuk (Ind/Coalition) 4804
  • (x)D.B. Huntly Ketchen (C/Anti-Coalition) 4402
  • Gunnar Thorvaldson (C) 3456
  • Morris Gray (CCF) 3141
  • (x)James A. Barry (C) 2678
  • Paul Bardal (LP) 2582
  • (x)Seymour Farmer (CCF) 2482
  • (x)John Queen (CCF) 2388
  • Stanley Knowles (CCF) 1946
  • F.E. Warriner (C) 1882
  • W.V. Tobias (Ind) 1859
  • H. Dick (LP) 1220
  • William Ivens (CCF) 1021
  • H. Dysart (C/Anti-Coalition) 857
  • L. Regnier (L/Anti-Coalition) 793
  • A. Oddson (SC/Anti-Coalition) 716
  • James Cowan (C) 662
  • J. Simpkin (CCF) 563

Tenth Count (Simpkin eliminated)

  • (x)John McDiarmid (LP) 5335
  • (x)Lewis Stubbs (Ind/Anti-Coalition) 5335
  • Charles Rhodes Smith (LP) 5335
  • William Kardash (Workers/Anti-Coalition) 4977
  • Stephen Krawchuk (Ind/Coalition) 4811
  • (x)D.B. Huntly Ketchen (C/Anti-Coalition) 4419
  • Gunnar Thorvaldson (C) 3475
  • Morris Gray (CCF) 3156
  • (x)James A. Barry (C) 2696
  • Paul Bardal (LP) 2627
  • (x)Seymour Farmer (CCF) 2623
  • (x)John Queen (CCF) 2470
  • Stanley Knowles (CCF) 2000
  • F.E. Warriner (C) 1906
  • W.V. Tobias (Ind) 1873
  • H. Dick (LP) 1230
  • William Ivens (CCF) 1068
  • H. Dysart (C/Anti-Coalition) 859
  • L. Regnier (L/Anti-Coalition) 801
  • A. Oddson (SC/Anti-Coalition) 719
  • James Cowan (C) 665

Eleventh Count (Cowan eliminated)

  • (x)John McDiarmid (LP) 5335
  • (x)Lewis Stubbs (Ind/Anti-Coalition) 5335
  • Charles Rhodes Smith (LP) 5335
  • William Kardash (Workers/Anti-Coalition) 4979
  • Stephen Krawchuk (Ind/Coalition) 4831
  • (x)D.B. Huntly Ketchen (C/Anti-Coalition) 4468
  • Gunnar Thorvaldson (C) 3698
  • Morris Gray (CCF) 3161
  • (x)James A. Barry (C) 2767
  • Paul Bardal (LP) 2664
  • (x)Seymour Farmer (CCF) 2635
  • (x)John Queen (CCF) 2487
  • Stanley Knowles (CCF) 2021
  • F.E. Warriner (C) 1982
  • W.V. Tobias (Ind) 1881
  • H. Dick (LP) 1266
  • William Ivens (CCF) 1072
  • H. Dysart (C/Anti-Coalition) 884
  • L. Regnier (L/Anti-Coalition) 823
  • A. Oddson (SC/Anti-Coalition) 721

Twelfth Count (Oddson eliminated)

  • (x)John McDiarmid (LP) 5335
  • (x)Lewis Stubbs (Ind/Anti-Coalition) 5335
  • Charles Rhodes Smith (LP) 5335
  • William Kardash (Workers/Anti-Coalition) 5036
  • Stephen Krawchuk (Ind/Coalition) 4858
  • (x)D.B. Huntly Ketchen (C/Anti-Coalition) 4563
  • Gunnar Thorvaldson (C) 3740
  • Morris Gray (CCF) 3171
  • (x)James A. Barry (C) 2778
  • Paul Bardal (LP) 2728
  • (x)Seymour Farmer (CCF) 2664
  • (x)John Queen (CCF) 2542
  • Stanley Knowles (CCF) 2051
  • F.E. Warriner (C) 1991
  • W.V. Tobias (Ind) 1887
  • H. Dick (LP) 1285
  • William Ivens (CCF) 1106
  • H. Dysart (C/Anti-Coalition) 904
  • L. Regnier (L/Anti-Coalition) 853

Thirteenth Count (Regnier eliminated)

  • (x)John McDiarmid (LP) 5335
  • (x)Lewis Stubbs (Ind/Anti-Coalition) 5335
  • Charles Rhodes Smith (LP) 5335
  • William Kardash (Workers/Anti-Coalition) 5050
  • Stephen Krawchuk (Ind/Coalition) 4877
  • (x)D.B. Huntly Ketchen (C/Anti-Coalition) 4721
  • Gunnar Thorvaldson (C) 3787
  • Morris Gray (CCF) 3179
  • (x)James A. Barry (C) 2946
  • Paul Bardal (LP) 2897
  • (x)Seymour Farmer (CCF) 2687
  • (x)John Queen (CCF) 2579
  • Stanley Knowles (CCF) 2078
  • F.E. Warriner (C) 2026
  • W.V. Tobias (Ind) 1897
  • H. Dick (LP) 1337
  • William Ivens (CCF) 1113
  • H. Dysart (C/Anti-Coalition) 931

Fourteenth Count (Dysart eliminated)

  • (x)John McDiarmid (LP) 5335
  • (x)Lewis Stubbs (Ind/Anti-Coalition) 5335
  • Charles Rhodes Smith (LP) 5335
  • (x)D.B. Huntly Ketchen (C/Anti-Coalition) 5176
  • William Kardash (Workers/Anti-Coalition) 5060
  • Stephen Krawchuk (Ind/Coalition) 4885
  • Gunnar Thorvaldson (C) 3862
  • Morris Gray (CCF) 3185
  • (x)James A. Barry (C) 3012
  • Paul Bardal (LP) 2932
  • (x)Seymour Farmer (CCF) 2703
  • (x)John Queen (CCF) 2595
  • Stanley Knowles (CCF) 2089
  • F.E. Warriner (C) 2069
  • W.V. Tobias (Ind) 1904
  • H. Dick (LP) 1362
  • William Ivens (CCF) 1120

Fifteenth Count (Ivens eliminated)

  • (x)John McDiarmid (LP) 5335
  • (x)Lewis Stubbs (Ind/Anti-Coalition) 5335
  • Charles Rhodes Smith (LP) 5335
  • (x)D.B. Huntly Ketchen (C/Anti-Coalition) 5217
  • William Kardash (Workers/Anti-Coalition) 5099
  • Stephen Krawchuk (Ind/Coalition) 4900
  • Gunnar Thorvaldson (C) 3872
  • Morris Gray (CCF) 3235
  • (x)James A. Barry (C) 3033
  • (x)Seymour Farmer (CCF) 3031
  • Paul Bardal (LP) 2952
  • (x)John Queen (CCF) 2732
  • Stanley Knowles (CCF) 2442
  • F.E. Warriner (C) 2082
  • W.V. Tobias (Ind) 1907
  • H. Dick (LP) 1369

Sixteenth Count (Dick eliminated; Ketchen declared elected)

  • (x)John McDiarmid (LP) 5335
  • (x)Lewis Stubbs (Ind/Anti-Coalition) 5335
  • Charles Rhodes Smith (LP) 5335
  • (x)D.B. Huntly Ketchen (C/Anti-Coalition) 5335
  • William Kardash (Workers/Anti-Coalition) 5108
  • Stephen Krawchuk (Ind/Coalition) 4932
  • Gunnar Thorvaldson (C) 4024
  • Paul Bardal (LP) 3390
  • Morris Gray (CCF) 3242
  • (x)Seymour Farmer (CCF) 3115
  • (x)James A. Barry (C) 3101
  • (x)John Queen (CCF) 2793
  • Stanley Knowles (CCF) 2525
  • F.E. Warriner (C) 2227
  • W.V. Tobias (Ind) 1927

Seventeenth Count (Tobias eliminated)

  • (x)John McDiarmid (LP) 5335
  • (x)Lewis Stubbs (Ind/Anti-Coalition) 5335
  • Charles Rhodes Smith (LP) 5335
  • (x)D.B. Huntly Ketchen (C/Anti-Coalition) 5335
  • William Kardash (Workers/Anti-Coalition) 5162
  • Stephen Krawchuk (Ind/Coalition) 4940
  • Morris Gray (CCF) 4364
  • Gunnar Thorvaldson (C) 4098
  • Paul Bardal (LP) 3462
  • (x)James A. Barry (C) 3188
  • (x)Seymour Farmer (CCF) 3159
  • (x)John Queen (CCF) 2980
  • Stanley Knowles (CCF) 2545
  • F.E. Warriner (C) 2268

Eighteenth Count (Warriner eliminated)

  • (x)John McDiarmid (LP) 5335
  • (x)Lewis Stubbs (Ind/Anti-Coalition) 5335
  • Charles Rhodes Smith (LP) 5335
  • (x)D.B. Huntly Ketchen (C/Anti-Coalition) 5335
  • William Kardash (Workers/Anti-Coalition) 5171
  • Stephen Krawchuk (Ind/Coalition) 4970
  • Gunnar Thorvaldson (C) 4723
  • Morris Gray (CCF) 4391
  • Paul Bardal (LP) 4007
  • (x)James A. Barry (C) 3552
  • (x)Seymour Farmer (CCF) 3263
  • (x)John Queen (CCF) 3103
  • Stanley Knowles (CCF) 2611

Eighteenth Count (Knowles eliminated)

  • (x)John McDiarmid (LP) 5335
  • (x)Lewis Stubbs (Ind/Anti-Coalition) 5335
  • Charles Rhodes Smith (LP) 5335
  • (x)D.B. Huntly Ketchen (C/Anti-Coalition) 5335
  • William Kardash (Workers/Anti-Coalition) 5242
  • Stephen Krawchuk (Ind/Coalition) 5031
  • Gunnar Thorvaldson (C) 4825
  • Morris Gray (CCF) 4552
  • (x)Seymour Farmer (CCF) 4461
  • Paul Bardal (LP) 4174
  • (x)John Queen (CCF) 3631
  • (x)James A. Barry (C) 3612

Nineteenth Count (Barry eliminated; Thorvaldson, Kardash, Krawchuk, Bardal, Farmer and Gray declared elected)

  • (x)John McDiarmid (LP) 5335
  • (x)Lewis Stubbs (Ind/Anti-Coalition) 5335
  • Charles Rhodes Smith (LP) 5335
  • (x)D.B. Huntly Ketchen (C/Anti-Coalition) 5335
  • Gunnar Thorvaldson (C) 5796
  • William Kardash (Workers/Anti-Coalition) 5281
  • Stephen Krawchuk (Ind/Coalition) 5207
  • Paul Bardal (LP) 4867
  • (x)Seymour Farmer (CCF) 4718
  • Morris Gray (CCF) 4674
  • (x)John Queen (CCF) 3892

All ten seats are filled, with ten candidates declared elected. Final party seat counts: 3 Liberal/Progressive, 1 Independent (anti-Coalition), 1 Independent (Coalition), 1 Conservative (anti-Coalition), 1 Conservative, 2 CCF, 1 Workers (anti-Coalition)

Twentieth Count (Queen eliminated; final positioning determined)

  • (x)John McDiarmid (LP) 5335
  • (x)Lewis Stubbs (Ind/Anti-Coalition) 5335
  • Charles Rhodes Smith (LP) 5335
  • (x)D.B. Huntly Ketchen (C/Anti-Coalition) 5335
  • Gunnar Thorvaldson (C) 5796
  • (x)Seymour Farmer (CCF) 6494
  • William Kardash (Workers/Anti-Coalition) 5351
  • Paul Bardal (LP) 5324
  • Stephen Krawchuk (Ind/Coalition) 5315
  • Morris Gray (CCF) 5140

(Only Bardal was not among the ten most-popular candidates in the First Count.)

SourcesEdit

The first ballot results for Winnipeg and results for all other constituencies are taken from an official Manitoba government publication entitled "Manitoba elections, 1920-1941", cross-referenced with the 1942 Canadian Parliamentary Guide and the "Historical Statement of Votes" section of the 2003 provincial election report. Unfortunately, the second-ballot results are not listed in these sources.

All ballot results for Winnipeg after the first count are taken from reports in the Winnipeg Free Press newspaper. It is possible that some errors appeared in the original publication.

Post-election changesEdit

John Poole appears to have returned to the coalition shortly after the election. The CCF left the governing coalition in 1943.

Dufferin (dec. John Munn, 1941), June 22, 1943:

Killarney (dec. John Laughlin, 1941), June 22, 1943:

The Pas (res. John Bracken, January 15, 1943), August 17, 1943:

Brandon (dec. George Dinsdale, 1943), November 18, 1943:

Portage la Prairie (dec. Toby Sexsmith, 1943), November 18, 1943:

Winnipeg (dec. Stephen Krawchyk, 1943)

St. Boniface (dec. Austin Clarke, 1945)

Morden-Rhineland (res. Wallace Miller, 1945

Dwight Johnson and Beresford Richards were expelled from the CCF caucus in 1945.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ian Stewart, Just One Vote: Jim Walding's nomination to constitutional defeat, (Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press), 2009, p. 14.