Manitoba general election, 1958


Manitoba general election, 1958

Manitoba's general election of June 16, 1958 was held to elect Members of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Manitoba, Canada.

This election was the first to be held in Manitoba after a comprehensive electoral redistribution in 1956. The redistribution saw the city of Winnipeg abandon its multi-member ridings for single-member constituencies, and gain increased representation in the legislature.

It resulted in a minority victory for the Progressive Conservative Party under the leadership of Dufferin Roblin. Roblin's Tories won twenty-six seats, while Premier Douglas Campbell's Liberal-Progressives were reduced to second-place status with nineteen. The social democratic Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) held the balance of power with eleven seats, and independent Stephen Juba was also elected in Winnipeg. Both Social Credit and the Labour Progressive Party lost their legislative representation.

After the election, the Liberal-Progressives attempted to form a coalition with the CCF to remain in power. The CCF rejected this offer, and allowed Roblin's Tories to form government. Although the Progressive Conservatives had been part of a coalition government from 1940 to 1950, this was the first time since 1915 that they had formed an administration on their own.

This minority parliament proved unstable, and Roblin's government was defeated in the legislature in early 1959. Manitobans returned to the polls shortly thereafter.

Map of Election Results

Results

Party Party leader # of
candidates
Seats Popular vote
1953 Elected Change # % % Change
     Progressive Conservative
Dufferin Roblin
56 12 26 +14   40.6% -3.9%
     Liberal-Progressive
Douglas Campbell
56 35 19 -16   34.7% -9.5%
     Co-operative Commonwealth
Lloyd Stinson
43 5 11 +6   20.0% 3.44%
     Social Credit
none
12 2 0 -2   1.8% -11.56%
     Labour Progressive
William Cecil Ross
1 1 0 -1      
     Independent 11 2 1 -1      
Total     57     100%  
Preceded by
1953 Manitoba election
List of Manitoba elections Succeeded by
1959 Manitoba election

See also

Riding results

Party key:

(x) denotes incumbent.

Arthur:

  • John G. Cobb (PC) 2072
  • John W. McRae (LP) 2032
  • W.D. Taylor (SC) 693

Assiniboia:

Birtle-Russell:

  • (x)Rodney Clement (LP) 2232
  • Robert Smellie (PC) 2102
  • E. Caldwell (CCF) 933

Brandon:

Brokenhead:

Burrows:

  • (x)John Hawryluk (CCF) 2032
  • (x)William A. Kardash (LPP) 1207
  • J.R. Hnidan (LP) 1084
  • J. Kereluk (PC) 1067

Carillon:

Churchill:

  • E.J. Williams (PC) 1580
  • K.D. Wray (LP) 1283
  • F. Mercer (CCF) 370
1958 Manitoba provincial election : Cypress edit
Party Candidate Votes % +/-
     Progressive Conservative Marcel Boulic 2,347 52.12
     Liberal-Progressive (x)Samuel Burch 1,835 40.75
     Co-operative Commonwealth G.H. McIntosh 321 7.13
Total valid votes 4,503 100.00
Rejected votes 19
Turnout 4,522 68.13
Electors on the lists 6,637

Dauphin:

  • Stewart McLean (PC) 2740
  • J. Potoski (LP) 1389
  • A. Clifford Matthews (CCF) 1067

Dufferin:

  • (x)Walter McDonald (LP) 1822
  • William Homer Hamilton (PC) 1749
  • Ivan Langtry (SC) 545

Elmwood:

Emerson:

  • (x)John Tanchak (LP) 2897
  • Frank Caspar (PC) 1918
  • J. Lambert (Ind) 200

Ethelbert Plains:

Fisher:

  • Peter Wagner (CCF) 1437
  • (x)Nicholas V. Bachynsky (LP) 1381
  • J.O. Olsen (PC) 1140

Flin Flon:

  • (x)Francis Jobin (LP) 1935
  • Charles Witney (PC) 1563
  • J.C.W. Kerr (CCF) 637

Fort Garry:

  • Sterling Lyon (PC) 3731
  • (x)Raymond Fennell (LP) 2408
  • N. Woodward (CCF) 1035

Fort Rouge:

  • (x)Gurney Evans (PC) 3647
  • J.E. Wilson (LP) 1862
  • E.R. Draffin (CCF) 1143

Gimli:

Gladstone:

Hamiota:

  • Barry P. Strickland (PC) 2261
  • W.T. Wherrett (LP) 1859
  • A. Nicholson (CCF) 416

Inkster:

  • (x)Morris A. Gray (CCF) 3083
  • P. Okrainec (PC) 1584
  • Peter Taraska (LP) 1516

Kildonan:

  • A.J. Reid (CCF) 2776
  • J.E. Willis (PC) 2665
  • G.N. Suttie (LP) 1808

Lac Du Bonnet:

  • A.A. Trapp (LP) 1526
  • G.A. Stewart (PC) 1350
  • H. Olensky (CCF) 569
  • L.P. Schlamp (SC) 299

Lakeside:

La Verendrye:

Logan:

Minnedosa:

  • (x)Charles Shuttleworth (LP) 2117
  • S. Paler (PC) 1983
  • (x)Gilbert A. Hutton (SC) 634
  • W.A. Yuel (CCF) 443

Morris:

  • (x)Harold Shewman (PC) 1762
  • B. McKenzie (LP) 1014
  • A. Recksiedler (SC) 370

Osborne:

  • (x)Lloyd Stinson (CCF) 3215
  • J. Howorth (PC) 2813
  • K. Routley (LP) 1654

Pembina:

  • (x)Maurice E. Ridley (PC) 2683
  • K.C. Hartwell (LP) 1510

Portage La Prairie:

Radisson:

Rhineland:

  • (x)Wallace Miller (LP) 1687
  • O. Martel (PC) 854
  • A. Enns (SC) 758

River Heights:

Roblin:

Rock Lake:

Rockwood-Iberville:

Rupertsland:

  • Joseph E. Jeannotte (PC) 2342
  • (x)Roy Brown (LP) 511
  • Asta Oddson (Ind) 364

St. Boniface:

  • (x)Roger Teillet (LP) 3178
  • Harry DeLeeuw (PC) 2616
  • B. Cyr (CCF) 1256

St. George:

  • (x)Elman Guttormson (LP) 2144
  • D. McFayden (PC) 970
  • D.S. Stefanson (CCF) 593
  • M.J.G. Magunsson (IC) 274

St. James:

  • Douglas M. Stanes (PC) 2646
  • (x)Reginald F. Wightman (LP) 2170
  • Alvin H. Mackling (CCF) 2136

St. Johns:

St. Matthews:

  • William G. Martin (PC) 2848
  • Gordon R. Fines (CCF) 2026
  • Nan Murphy (LP) 1854
  • (x)H.B. Scott (IC) 260
  • G.A. Frith (Ind) 149

St. Vital:

  • Fred Groves (PC) 3616
  • W.R. Appleby (LP) 2331
  • L.C. Foden (CCF) 1334
  • P.B. Hayward (Ind) 242

Ste. Rose:

  • (x)Gildas Molgat (LP) 2400
  • A. Getz (PC) 1010
  • A.J. Bouchard (SC) 415
  • L.W. Hoefer (CCF) 354

Selkirk:

  • (x)Thomas Hillhouse (LP) 1850
  • D.B. Veitch (PC) 1493
  • F. Kuzemski (CCF) 591
  • F.L. Luining (SC) 173

Seven Oaks:

  • Arthur E. Wright (CCF) 3641
  • M. Gutnik (PC) 1541
  • C.J. Lyon (LP) 1449

Souris-Lansdowne:

  • Malcolm E. McKellar (PC) 2256
  • D.L. Barclay (LP) 1549
  • A. Shiloff (CCF) 95

Springfield:

  • (x)William Lucko (LP) 1351
  • O. Russell (PC) 1269
  • E. Kanarowski (CCF) 875
  • W.G. Storsley (SC) 283

Swan River:

  • Albert H.C. Corbett (PC) 1421
  • Hilliard Farriss (CCF) 1316
  • (x)Ronald D. Robertson (LP) 1083
  • A.S. Helps (SC) 285

The Pas:

Turtle Mountain:

  • (x)Errick Willis (PC) 2949
  • Edward I. Dow (LP) 1880
  • C.A. Ferguson (SC) 316

Virden:

Wellington:

Winnipeg Centre:

  • James Cowan (PC) 3462
  • P.W. Goodman (LP) 1623
  • D.A. Mulligan (CCF) 1141

Wolseley:


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