30th Manitoba Legislature

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The members of the 30th Manitoba Legislature were elected in the Manitoba general election held in June 1973.[1] The legislature sat from January 31, 1974, to September 6, 1977.[2]

The New Democratic Party led by Edward Schreyer formed the government.[1]

Sidney Spivak of the Progressive Conservative Party was Leader of the Opposition. Donald Craik became acting opposition leader in 1976[3] after Spivak was replaced by Sterling Lyon as party leader;[4] Lyon was elected to the assembly in a by-election held later that year.[1]

In 1976, the Workplace Safety and Health Act was passed; it established standards intended to help keep workers safe and healthy.[5]

Peter Fox served as speaker for the assembly.[1]

There were four sessions of the 30th Legislature:[2]

Session Start End
1st January 31, 1974 June 14, 1974
2nd March 4, 1975 June 19, 1975
3rd February 12, 1976 June 11, 1976
4th February 17, 1977 June 18, 1977

William John McKeag was Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba until March 15, 1976, when Francis Lawrence Jobin became lieutenant governor.[6]

Members of the Assembly[edit]

The following members were elected to the assembly in 1973:[1]

Member Electoral district Party[7]
  J. Douglas Watt Arthur Progressive Conservative
  Stephen Patrick Assiniboia Liberal
  Harry Graham Birtle-Russell Progressive Conservative
  Leonard Evans Brandon East NDP
  Edward McGill Brandon West Progressive Conservative
  Ben Hanuschak Burrows NDP
  Arthur Moug Charleswood Progressive Conservative
  Les Osland Churchill NDP
  Harvey Patterson Crescentwood[nb 1] NDP
  Peter Burtniak Dauphin NDP
  Russell Doern Elmwood NDP
  Steve Derewianchuk Emerson NDP
  Thomas Barrow Flin Flon NDP
  Bud Sherman Fort Garry Progressive Conservative
  Lloyd Axworthy Fort Rouge Liberal
  John Gottfried Gimli NDP
  James Ferguson Gladstone Progressive Conservative
  Sidney Green Inkster NDP
  Peter Fox Kildonan NDP
  Samuel Uskiw Lac du Bonnet NDP
  Harry Enns Lakeside Progressive Conservative
  Robert Banman La Verendrye Progressive Conservative
  William Jenkins Logan NDP
  Dave Blake Minnedosa Progressive Conservative
  Warner Jorgenson Morris Progressive Conservative
  Ian Turnbull Osborne NDP
  George Henderson Pembina Progressive Conservative
  Donald Malinowski Point Douglas NDP
  Gordon Johnston Portage la Prairie Liberal
  Harry Shafransky Radisson NDP
  Arnold Brown Rhineland Progressive Conservative
  Donald Craik Riel Progressive Conservative
  Sidney Spivak River Heights Progressive Conservative
  Wally McKenzie Roblin Progressive Conservative
  Henry Einarson Rock Lake Progressive Conservative
  Edward Schreyer Rossmere NDP
  Harvey Bostrom Rupertsland NDP
  Paul Marion St. Boniface Liberal
  Bill Uruski St. George NDP
  George Minaker St. James Progressive Conservative
  Saul Cherniack St. Johns NDP
  Wally Johannson St. Matthews NDP
  Jim Walding St. Vital NDP
  Pete Adam Ste. Rose NDP
  Howard Pawley Selkirk NDP
  Saul Miller Seven Oaks NDP
  Malcolm Earl McKellar Souris-Lansdowne Progressive Conservative
  Rene Toupin Springfield NDP
  Frank Johnston Sturgeon Creek Progressive Conservative
  James Bilton Swan River Progressive Conservative
  Ron McBryde The Pas NDP
  Ken Dillen Thompson NDP
  Russ Paulley Transcona NDP
  Morris McGregor Virden Progressive Conservative
  Philip Petursson Wellington NDP
  Bud Boyce Winnipeg Centre NDP
  Izzy Asper Wolseley Liberal


  1. ^ The returning officer cast his vote in favour of Patterson, causing him to win by one vote.


By-elections were held to replace members for various reasons:

Electoral district Member elected Affiliation Election date Reason
St. Boniface Laurent Desjardins NDP December 20, 1974 Election overturned by the Controverted Elections Act[8]
Crescentwood Warren Steen Progressive Conservative June 25, 1975[8] Election overturned by the Controverted Elections Act[9]
Wolseley Robert Wilson Progressive Conservative June 25, 1975 I Asper resigned March 1, 1975[8]
Souris-Lansdowne Sterling Lyon Progressive Conservative November 7, 1976 M E McKellar died April 18, 1976[8]



  1. ^ a b c d e "Members of the Thirtieth Legislative Assembly of Manitoba (1973–1977)". Memorable Manitobans. Manitoba Historical Society. Retrieved 2014-01-14.
  2. ^ a b Normandin, Pierre G (1985). Canadian Parliamentary Guide.
  3. ^ "Leaders of the Opposition - Manitoba". Library of Parliament. Retrieved 2013-11-23.
  4. ^ Ferguson, Barry; Wardhaugh, Robert (2010). Manitoba Premiers of the 19th and 20th Centuries. University of Regina Press. pp. 311–12. ISBN 0889772169. Retrieved 2013-12-28.
  5. ^ "A History of Manitoba Labour Programs". Government of Manitoba. Retrieved 2014-07-21.
  6. ^ "Past lieutenant governors". Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba. Archived from the original on 2014-01-05. Retrieved 2014-07-21.
  7. ^ "Historical Summaries" (PDF). Elections Manitoba. Retrieved 2013-11-23.
  8. ^ a b c d "MLA Biographies - Deceased". Legislative Assembly of Manitoba. Archived from the original on 2014-03-30.
  9. ^ "Report on Controverted Elections" (PDF). Manitoba Law Reform Commission. April 21, 1980. Retrieved 2014-01-15.