1966 Manitoba general election

Summary

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.

1966 Manitoba general election

← 1962 June 23, 1966 1969 →

57 seats of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba
29 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third 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 election 36 13 7
Seats won 31 14 11
Seat change Decrease5 Increase1 Increase4
Popular vote 130,102 107,841 75,333
Percentage 39.96% 33.13% 23.14%
Swing Decrease4.74pp Decrease2.97pp Increase8.94pp

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Map of Election Results

Premier before election

Dufferin Roblin
Progressive Conservative

Premier after the election

Dufferin Roblin
Progressive Conservative

ResultsEdit

Party Party Leader # of
candidates
Seats Popular Vote
1962 Elected % Change # % % Change
  Progressive Conservative Dufferin Roblin 57 36 31 -13.9% 130,102 39.96%  
  Liberal Gildas Molgat 56 13 14 +7.7% 107,841 33.13%  
  New Democratic Russell Paulley 53 7 11 +57.1% 75,333 23.14%  
Social Credit Jacob Froese 16 1 1 - 11,538 3.54%  
Communist William Cecil Ross 2 - - - 638 0.20%  
  Independent 1 - - 97 0.03%  
Total 185 57 57 - 325,549 100%  
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 alsoEdit

Riding resultsEdit

Party key:

(x) denotes incumbent.

Arthur:

Assiniboia:

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

Birtle-Russell:

Brandon:

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

Brokenhead:

Burrows:

1966 Manitoba general election: Carillon
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Leonard Barkman 2,352 63.83
Progressive Conservative John Blatz 1,217 33.03
New Democratic Elmer Reimer 116 3.12
Total valid votes 3,685 100.00
Rejected and discarded votes 59
Turnout 3,744 59.84
Electors on the lists 6,257

Churchill (deferred to July 7, 1966):

Cypress:

Dauphin:

Dufferin:

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

Elmwood:

Emerson:

Ethelbert Plains:

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

Fisher:

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:

Hamiota:

Inkster:

Kildonan:

Lac Du Bonnet:

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

Lakeside:

La Verendrye:

Logan:

Minnedosa:

  • (x)Walter Weir (PC) 2136
  • Don McNabb (L) 1615
  • Gilbert V. Hutton (SC) 774
  • John Lee (NDP) 648
1966 Manitoba general election: Morris
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Harry Shewman 1,518 47.80
Liberal Bruce McKenzie 1,288 40.55
New Democratic William T. Loftus 370 11.65
Total valid votes 3,176 100.00
Rejected and discarded votes 33
Turnout 3,209 60.83
Electors on the lists 5,275

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:

Radisson:

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:

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:

St. Boniface:

St. George:

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

St. James:

St. Johns:

St. Matthews:

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

St. Vital:

Ste. Rose:

Selkirk:

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

Seven Oaks:

Souris-Lansdowne:

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

Springfield:

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:

Virden:

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

Wellington:

Winnipeg Centre:

1966 Manitoba general election: Wolseley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Dufferin Roblin 3,132 48.88
Liberal Julius Koteles 1,780 27.78
New Democratic Cecil Wood 1,495 23.33
Total valid votes 6,407 100.00
Rejected and discarded votes 45
Turnout 6,452 55.52
Electors on the lists 11,621

Post-election changesEdit

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:

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

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
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Progressive Conservative Harry Graham 2,117 46.46 $1,500.98
Liberal Edward Shust 1,406 30.85 $2,476.39
New Democratic Donald Kostesky 1,034 22.69 $1,248.00
Total valid votes 4,557 100
Rejected and discarded votes 23
Turnout 4,580 76.30
Electors on the lists 6,003


Manitoba provincial by-election, February 20, 1969: Churchill
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
New Democratic Joseph Borowski 2,637 32.67 $2,350.33
Independent Blain Johnston 2,616 32.41 $3,733.76
Liberal Garry Walsh 1,709 21.17 $6,242.87
Progressive Conservative Michael Klewchuk 1,109 13.74 $7,346.47
Total valid votes 8,071 100
Rejected and discarded votes 17
Turnout 8,088 62.97
Electors on the lists 12,845


Manitoba provincial by-election, February 20, 1969: Morris
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Progressive Conservative Warner Jorgenson 2,146 65.77 $966.85
Liberal Ralph Rasmussen 841 25.77 $526.56
New Democratic William T. Loftus 276 8.46 $770.61
Total valid votes 3,263 100
Rejected and discarded votes 17
Turnout 3,280 62.07
Electors on the lists 5,284


Manitoba provincial by-election, February 20, 1969: Wolseley
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Progressive Conservative Leonard Claydon 2,161 46.62 $2,640.69
Liberal Julius Koteles 1,528 33.01 $10,753.19
New Democratic Archie Stone 944 20.37 $1,423.50
Total valid votes 4,633 100
Rejected and discarded votes 75
Turnout 4,708 41.97
Electors on the lists 11,217

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.

ReferencesEdit

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

Further readingEdit

  • Saywell, John, ed. (1967). Canadian Annual Review for 1966. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.