Selkirk—Interlake—Eastman

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Selkirk—Interlake—Eastman
Manitoba electoral district
Selkirk—Interlake—Eastman 2013 Riding.png
Selkirk—Interlake—Eastman in relation to other Manitoba federal electoral districts as of the 2013 Representation Order.
Federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
MP
 
 
 
James Bezan
Conservative
District created1996
First contested1997
Last contested2019
District webpageprofile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1]91,463
Electors (2015)69,587
Area (km²)[2]25,824
Pop. density (per km²)3.5
Census subdivisionsSpringfield, St. Andrews, St. Clements, Selkirk, Rockwood, Portage la Prairie, Gimli, Stonewall, Brokenhead, Woodlands

Selkirk—Interlake—Eastman (formerly Selkirk—Interlake) is a federal electoral district in Manitoba, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1976 to 1987, and since 1997.

The riding was a battleground between the New Democratic Party and conservative parties that has become more and more conservative as the years passed, and is now a safe Conservative Party seat.

Geography

The riding is located generally between Lake Winnipeg and Lake Winnipegosis and includes the northern suburbs of Winnipeg and the City of Selkirk, Manitoba. In addition to Selkirk, the riding includes the communities of St. Andrews, St. Clements, Rockwood, Woodlands, Brokenhead, Stonewall, R.M. of Gimli, and the R.M. of Bifrost.

Selkirk itself tilts toward the NDP, but it is not enough to overcome the growing conservative bent of the rest of the riding.

History

The electoral district was originally created in 1976 from the former districts of Portage, Selkirk and Winnipeg South Centre.

It was abolished in 1987 and divided into Selkirk, Portage—Interlake, Provencher, and Churchill ridings.

It was re-created in 1996 from Selkirk—Red River, Portage—Interlake, Provencher and Churchill.

Selkirk—Interlake lost territory to Churchill—Keewatinook Aski, Provencher and Portage—Lisgar, gained territory from Provencher, and was renamed "Selkirk—Interlake—Eastman" during the 2012 electoral redistribution.

Demographics

According to the Canada 2006 Census

Racial groups: 78.83% White, 20.12% Aboriginal
Languages: 84.11% English, 1.99% French, 13.70% Other
Religions (2001): 51.05% Protestant, 23.96% Catholic, 19.83% No religion, 3.13% Other Christian
Average income: $23,818

Riding associations

Riding associations are the local branches of the national political parties:

Party Association Name CEO HQ Address HQ City
  Christian Heritage Party of Canada Selkirk—Interlake Christian Heritage Party Electoral District Association Alexander Siepman PO BOX 17 GRP 354 RR3 Winnipeg
  Conservative Party of Canada Selkirk—Interlake Conservative Association Frank Woods P.O. Box 171 Sandy Hook
  Liberal Party of Canada Selkirk—Interlake Federal Liberal Association Robert E. Chamberlain P.O. Box 131 Arnes
  New Democratic Party Selkirk—Interlake Federal NDP Riding Association Sean Palsson P.O. Box 1359 Arborg

Members of Parliament

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Selkirk—Interlake
Riding created from Portage, Selkirk and Winnipeg South Centre
31st  1979–1980     Terry Sargeant New Democratic
32nd  1980–1984
33rd  1984–1988     Felix Holtmann Progressive Conservative
Riding dissolved into Selkirk, Portage—Interlake,
Provencher and Churchill
Riding re-created from Selkirk—Red River, Portage—Interlake,
Provencher and Churchill
36th  1997–2000     Howard Hilstrom Reform
 2000–2000     Alliance
37th  2000–2003
 2003–2004     Conservative
38th  2004–2006 James Bezan
39th  2006–2008
40th  2008–2011
41st  2011–2015
Selkirk—Interlake—Eastman
42nd  2015–2019     James Bezan Conservative
43rd  2019–present

Current Member of Parliament

Its Member of Parliament is James Bezan, a former rancher who was first elected in 2004. He is a member of the Conservative Party of Canada and has served as a member on the 'Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food'.

Election results

Graph of election results in Selkirk—Interlake—Eastman (since 1997, minor parties that never got 2% of the vote or didn't run consistently are omitted)

Selkirk—Interlake—Eastman, 2015–present

2019 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative James Bezan 31,109 62.7 $53,785.73
New Democratic Robert A. Smith 8,873 17.9 none listed
Liberal Detlev Regelsky 6,003 12.1 none listed
Green Wayne James 2,934 5.9 none listed
People's Ian Kathwaroon 683 1.4 $0.00
Total valid votes/Expense limit 49,602 100.0
Total rejected ballots 322
Turnout 49,924 68.7
Eligible voters 72,707
Source: Elections Canada[3][4]
2015 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative James Bezan 25,617 51.90 -14.60 $96,714.11
Liberal Joanne Levy 15,508 31.42 +26.56 $16,715.09
New Democratic Deborah Chief 5,649 11.44 -13.61 $29,151.47
Green Wayne James 1,707 3.46 -0.01 4,402.63
Libertarian Donald L. Grant 882 1.79
Total valid votes/Expense limit 49,363 100.00   $228,041.57
Total rejected ballots 216 0.44
Turnout 49,579 69.51
Eligible voters 71,331
Conservative hold Swing -20.58
Source: Elections Canada[5][6]
2011 federal election redistributed results[7]
Party Vote %
  Conservative 28,380 66.49
  New Democratic 10,695 25.06
  Liberal 2,072 4.85
  Green 1,482 3.47
  Others 54 0.13

Selkirk—Interlake, 1997–2015

2011 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative James Bezan[8] 26,848 65.2 +4.6
New Democratic Sean Palsson 10,933 26.5 +1.8
Liberal Duncan Geisler 1,980 4.8 -3.5
Green Don Winstone 1,423 3.5 -2.0
Total valid votes/Expense limit 41,184 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 160 0.4 -0.1
Turnout 41,344 63.9 +6
Eligible voters 64,727
2008 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative James Bezan 23,312 60.6 +11.7 $75,718 [9]
New Democratic Pat Cordner 9,506 24.7 -12.3 $19,306
Liberal Kevin Walsh 3,203 8.3 -1.7 $8,815
Green Glenda Whiteman 2,126 5.5 +2.6 $32
Christian Heritage Jane MacDiarmid 295 0.8 +0.3 $424
Total valid votes/Expense limit 38,442 100.0   $99,730
Total rejected ballots 177 0.5 +0.2
Turnout 38,609 58 -9
2006 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative James Bezan 21,661 49.0 +1.8 $86,024
New Democratic Edward Schreyer 16,358 37.0 +10.5 $56,920
Liberal Bruce Benson 4,436 10.0 -12.9 N/A
Green Thomas Goodman 1,283 2.9 +0.5 $1,640
Independent Duncan E. Geisler 277 0.6 $3,516
Christian Heritage Anthony Barendregt 204 0.5 -0.4 $5,043
Total valid votes 44,219 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 154 0.3 -0.1
Turnout 44,373 66.6 +7.2
Conservative hold Swing -4


2004 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative James Bezan 18,727 47.2 +2.5 $74,351
New Democratic Duane Nicol 10,516 26.5 +6.6 $41,939
Liberal Bruce Benson 9,059 22.9 -0.7 $55,220
Green Trevor Farley 982 2.5 $716
Christian Heritage Anthony Barendregt 353 0.9 +0.5 $10,799
Total valid votes 39,637 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 193 0.5 +0.2
Turnout 39,830 59.4 -7.2

Note: Conservative vote is compared to the total of the Canadian Alliance vote and Progressive Conservative vote in 2000 election.

2000 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Alliance Howard Hilstrom 17,856 43.8 +15.5 $42,070
Liberal Kathy Arnason 9,612 23.6 -4.5 $61,425
New Democratic Paul Pododworny 8,113 19.9 -7.9 $31,303
Progressive Conservative Tom Goodman 4,992 12.3 -2.6 $10,949
Independent Anthony Barendregt 178 0.4 $2,399
Total valid votes 40,751 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 104 0.3
Turnout 40,855 66.7 +1.2

Note: Canadian Alliance vote is compared to the Reform vote in 1997 election.

1997 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Reform Howard Hilstrom 10,937 28.3 $23,194
Liberal Jon Gerrard 10,871 28.1 $59,732
New Democratic Kathleen McCallum 10,749 27.8 $46,587
Progressive Conservative Reid Kelner 5,730 14.8 $32,267
Christian Heritage Paul Kalyniuk 363 0.9 $1,578
Total valid votes 38,650 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 258 0.7
Turnout 38,908 65.5

Selkirk—Interlake, 1979–1988

1984 Canadian federal election: Selkirk—Interlake
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Felix Holtmann 13,750 40.7 +4.7
New Democratic Terry Sargeant 13,088 38.7 -7.0
Liberal Ed Anderson 3,510 10.4 -7.7
Confederation of Regions Doug Stefanson 3,301 9.8
Libertarian Bob Quenett 163 0.5
Total valid votes 33,812
History of Federal Ridings since 1867: SELKIRK--INTERLAKE, Manitoba (1976 - 1987), Library of Parliament, Parliament of Canada. Retrieved 26 January 2010.
1980 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Terry Sargeant 15,055 45.7 +3.0
Progressive Conservative Jon Johnson 11,847 36.0 -4.8
Liberal Bill Shead 5,953 18.1 +1.5
Total valid votes 32,952 100.0
1979 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes %
New Democratic Terry Sargeant 14,225 42.7
Progressive Conservative Peter P. Masniuk 13,569 40.7
Liberal Bill Shead 5,522 16.6
Total valid votes 33,316 100.0

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