Springfield (provincial electoral district)

Springfield (provincial electoral district)

Springfield is a provincial electoral division in the Canadian province of Manitoba. It was created by the province's first-ever redistribution in 1874 and has existed continuously since that time, except for the period from 1914 to 1920.

Springfield is located to the immediate east of the City of Winnipeg. It is bordered to the north by Selkirk and Gimli, to the east by Lac Du Bonnet and to the south by La Verendrye. The riding includes the municipalities of Springfield and East St. Paul, as well as Anola, Dugald, Birds Hill and Oakbank. Before 1989, the riding stretched as far as the Ontario border; now, it is significantly smaller.

The riding's population in 1996 was 18,599. As of 1999, the average family income was $67,794, and the unemployment rate was 4.50%. Manufacturing accounts for 12% of all industry in the riding, followed by 11% in the service sector.

Springfield has significant Ukrainian and German populations, at 9% and 8% respectively.

Springfield has been represented by various political parties over its long history, without any one party dominating for an extended period of time. This pattern may be changing, however: the riding has been represented by the Progressive Conservatives since 1990, and current Member of the Legislative Assembly, Ron Schuler, was re-elected with over 60% of the vote in 2003. On a notional level at least, the seat appears safe for the Tories.

List of provincial representatives

Name Party Took Office Left Office

William DickOpposition18741878
Arthur RossOpposition/Liberal18781879
Government/Liberal18791882
Charles EdieConservative18821883
John BellIndependent Liberal18831886
Thomas SmithLiberal-Conservative18861888(?)
Independent1888(?)1889(?)
Liberal1889(?)1903
W.H. CorbettConservative19031907
Donald RossLiberal19071914
Arthur MooreDominion Labour19201920
Independent Labour Party19201922
Clifford BarclayProgressive19221927
Murdoch MackayLiberal19271932
Clifford BarclayIndependent Farmer-Labour19321936
Evelyn ShannonLiberal-Progressive19361945
George OliveCo-operative Commonwealth19451949
William LuckoLiberal-Progressive19491959
Fred KlymProgressive Conservative19591969
Rene ToupinNew Democrat19691977
Bob AndersonProgressive Conservative19771981
Andy AnstettNew Democrat19811986
Gilles RochProgressive Conservative19861988
Liberal19881990
Glen FindlayProgressive Conservative19901999
Ron SchulerProgressive Conservative1999"present"


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