Morris (electoral district)


Morris (electoral district)
The 2011- boundaries of Morris highlighted in red.

Morris is a provincial electoral division in the Canadian province of Manitoba. It was created by redistribution in 1879, and has existed continuously since that time. The constituency is named after Alexander Morris, who served as Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba from 1872 to 1877.

Morris is a rural riding located in the Red River Valley in the south of the province. In is bordered to the south by Emerson, to the north by Lakeside, to the east by Carman and Portage La Prairie, and to the west by Steinbach, La Verendrye and the City of Winnipeg.

The largest communities in the riding are Morris and St. Malo. Other communities include Otterburne, Rosemont, St. Claude, Ste. Agathe, St. Pierre-Jolys, St. Eustache and St. Francois Xavier

The riding's population in 1996 was 19,962. As of 1999, the average family income was $53,719, and the unemployment rate was 3.90%. Agriculture accounts for 23% of the riding's industry, followed by the retail trade at 10%.

Eighteen per cent of Morris's residents are of German background, and a further 17% are French. The riding has the third-highest percentage of francophones in Manitoba.

The Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba has represented Morris since 1954, and the riding is generally regarded as safe for the party.

Contents

List of provincial representatives

Name Party Took Office Left Office
Joseph Taillefor Independent, probably pro-Government 1879 1883
Henry Tennant Cons 1883 1886
Alphonse Martin Lib 1886 1891
Independent/Opposition 1891 1896
Stewart Mulvey Lib 1896 1899
Colin Campbell Cons 1899 1913
Jacques Parent Cons 1914 1919(?)
William Clubb Farmer 1920 1922
UFM 1922 1932
Lib-Prog 1932 1941
John Dryden Independent, pro-coalition 1941 1945
Lib-Prog 1945 1949
Harry Shewman Independent, pro-coalition 1949 1950
Independent 1950 1954(?)
PC 1954(?) 1968
Warner Jorgenson PC 1969 1981
Clayton Manness PC 1981 1995
Frank Pitura PC 1995 2003
Mavis Taillieu PC 2003 present

Electoral results

2011 Manitoba provincial election : Morris edit
Party Candidate Votes % +/- Expenditures
     Progressive Conservative Mavis Taillieu
     New Democrat
     Liberal
Total valid votes
Rejected and declined ballots
Turnout
Electors on the lists
2007 Manitoba provincial election : Morris edit
Party Candidate Votes % +/- Expenditures
     Progressive Conservative Mavis Taillieu 4,404 56.53 $20,183.91
     New Democratic Party Kevin Stevenson 2,517 32.31 $3,146.85
     Liberal Michael Sherby 808 10.37 $340.30
Total valid votes 7,729 99.22
Rejected and declined ballots 61
Turnout 7,790 54.14
Electors on the lists 14,389

[1]

June, 2003[2]:

  • Mavis Taillieu (PC) 3996
  • John Auger (NDP) 1588
  • Michael Van Walleghem (L) 1407


1999 Manitoba provincial election : Morris edit
Party Candidate Votes % +/- Expenditures
     Progressive Conservative Frank Pitura 4,673 53.10 $20,807.00
     Liberal Herm Martens 2,179 24.76 $9,869.40
     New Democratic Party Paul Hagen 1,746 20.41 $2,805.00
     Libertarian Party of Manitoba Dennis Rice 107 1.22 $341.37
Total valid votes 8,753 99.40
Rejected and declined ballots 47
Turnout 8,800 52.56
Electors on the lists 13,120

[3]

Manitoba provincial by-election, February 20, 1969 : Morris edit
Party Candidate Votes % +/- Expenditures
     Progressive Conservative Warner Jorgenson 2,146 65.77 $966.85
     Liberal Ralph Rasmussen 841 25.77 $526.56
     New Democratic Party William T. Loftus 276 8.46 $770.61
Total valid votes 3,263 100
Rejected and discarded votes 17
Turnout 3,280 62.07
Electors on the lists 5,284
1966 Manitoba provincial election : Morris edit
Party Candidate Votes % +/-
     Progressive Conservative (x)Harry Shewman 1,518 47.80
     Liberal Bruce McKenzie 1,288 40.55
     New Democratic Party William T. Loftus 370 11.65
Total valid votes 3,176 100.00
Rejected and discarded votes 33
Turnout 3,209 60.83
Electors on the lists 5,275

Previous boundaries

The 1998-2011 boundaries of the Morris electoral district highlighted in red.

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