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Independent candidates, 1995 Manitoba provincial election

Independent candidates, 1995 Manitoba provincial election

There were several independent candidates who contested the 1995 Manitoba provincial election, although none were elected. Information about these candidates may be found here.

Ralph Jackson (Portage la Prairie)

Jackson was a farmer in the Portage la Prairie area during his campaigns for public office (Windsor Star, 16 September 1992). He was originally a New Democrat, and campaigned for that party in a by-election held on September 15, 1992. Jackson received 648 votes (10.36%), finishing third against Progressive Conservative candidate Brian Pallister. He fell to 130 votes in 1995, finishing last in a field of four candidates. Pallister was re-elected.

He spoke out against workfare in 1996, claiming it would result in companies firing their workers and replacing them with cheaper welfare recipients (Canadian Press, 13 July 1996).

Jackson campaigned a second time as an independent in a September 30, 1997 by-election in Portage la Prairie. He received 49 votes, finishing last in a field of five candidates. The winner was Progressive Conservative David Faurschou. At the time of this election, Jackson was described as a 47-year old farmer and backhoe operator.(Winnipeg Free Press, 1 October 1997).

Jack D. Lang (Transcona)

Lang has campaigned for municipal office on several occasions. The 1995 election was his only bid for provincial office.

Electoral record
Election Division Party Votes % Place Winner
1992 municipal Transcona-Springfield School Division, Trustee, Ward Two n/a 831 7/9 George Marshall, Lorraine Vallis, Marilyn Lamoureux
1995 provincial Transcona Independent 131 1.47 4/4 Daryl Reid, New Democratic Party
1995 municipal Transcona-Springfield School Division, Trustee, Ward Two n/a 898 7/7 George Marshall, Marilyn Lamoureux, Laurie Goodman
municipal by-election, 14 February 2001 Transcona-Springfield School Division, Trustee, Ward Three n/a not listed not listed not listed Ken Friesen

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