Brandon—Souris


Brandon—Souris

Infobox Canada electoral district
province = Manitoba


caption = Brandon—Souris in relation to other Manitoba federal electoral districts
fed-status = active
fed-district-number = 46001
fed-created = 1952
fed-abolished =
fed-election-first = 1953
fed-election-last = 2006
fed-rep = Merv Tweed
fed-rep-link =
fed-rep-party = Conservative
fed-rep-party-link = Conservative Party of Canada
demo-census-date = 2006
demo-pop = 84602
demo-electors = 61903
demo-electors-date = 2006
demo-area = 19836
demo-cd =
demo-csd = Brandon, Cornwallis, Virden, Killarney

Brandon—Souris is a federal electoral district in Manitoba, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 1953.

Demographics

Geography

The district is in the extreme southwestern part of the Province of Manitoba. It is bordered by the electoral district of Dauphin—Swan River—Marquette to the North, the electoral district of Portage—Lisgar to the East, the Canada-United States border to the South, and the Province of Saskatchewan to the West.

It includes the communities of Brandon, Cornwallis, Virden, Killarney, Souris and North Cypress.

History

The electoral district was created in 1952 from the former districts of Brandon and Souris.

Members of Parliament

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Current Member of Parliament

Its Member of Parliament is Merv Tweed, a former automobile dealer. He was first elected in 2004. He represents the Conservative Party of Canada. He is the chair of the 'Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure, and Communities'.

In the last parliamentary session he served as a member on the 'Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage' and the 'Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration'.

Election results

See also

* List of Canadian federal electoral districts
* Past Canadian electoral districts

External links

* [http://www.parl.gc.ca/information/about/process/house/hfer/hfer.asp?Language=E&Search=Det&Include=Y&rid=62 Riding history for Brandon—Souris (1952– ) from the] Library of Parliament
* [http://www.elections.ca/scripts/edwa308/Default.asp?L=E&Page=Map&ED=46001 Brandon—Souris in Elections Canada's 308 Electoral Districts Database]
* [http://www.elections.ca/scripts/edwa301_historical/Default.asp?L=E&Page=Map&ED=46001 Brandon—Souris in Elections Canada's 301 Electoral Districts Database]
* [http://www.elections.ca/scripts/webpep/fin/select_election.aspx?entity=1&lang=e Expenditures - 2004]
* [http://www.elections.ca/scripts/ecCandidates2/Default.asp?L=E&Page=SearchByEdResult&DB=AsSubmitted&EL=226&ST=ED&ID=47001 Expenditures - 2000]
* [http://www.elections.ca/eccandidates/district.asp?ran=2008.092&objectType=district&action=provinces&ul=1&ElectionID=191 Expenditures - 1997]


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