Rhineland (electoral district)


Rhineland is a former provincial electoral division in the Canadian province of Manitoba. It was created by redistribution in 1892, and eliminated in 1914, when it merged into the new riding of Morden and Rhineland. It was re-established in 1949, and eliminated again in 1989. As its name implies, Rhineland was home to several German settlers, many of whom were Mennonites. It is named after the Rhineland region of Germany.

Jacob Froese, the last Social Credit MLA in Manitoba history, represented this riding from 1959 until 1973.

Rhineland's territory was integrated into the riding of Emerson in 1989.

List of provincial representativesEdit

Name Party Took Office Left Office
Valentine Winkler Lib 1892 1914
Wallace Miller PC 1949 1950
Lib-Prog 1950 1959
Jacob Froese Social Credit 1959 1973
Arnold Brown PC 1973 1988
Jack Penner PC 1988 1990

Election resultsEdit

Manitoba provincial by-election, November 26, 1959
Party Candidate Votes %
Social Credit Jacob Froese 1,300 36.27
Progressive Conservative Leo Recksiedler 1,209 33.73
Liberal–Progressive David K. Friesen 1,075 29.99
Total valid votes 3,584 100
Rejected and discarded votes 15
Turnout 3,599 60.61
Electors on the lists 5,938