Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION

Selkirk-Interlake's Bezan thrilled with Tory majority

  • Print

There was no nail-biting last night for Selkirk-Interlake Conservative incumbent James Bezan.

He easily won this time, just as he did in 2008 — but with an added bonus.

"It's just a fantastic night," he said, celebrating with Tories across the country.

"We were able to get our majority," said Bezan. "We have won so handily, winning from coast to coast to coast. All of us as members of the Conservative party are ecstatic tonight."

In 2006, Bezan won the riding after he trounced political icon and the province's first NDP premier, Ed Schreyer.

Provincially, the riding is an NDP stronghold and, federally, it used to be a Tory-NDP battlefield.

Not anymore. NDP candidate Sean Palsson, Bezan's nearest rival, didn't come close to defeating the Conservative incumbent last night.

The riding covers 56,000 square kilometres between Lake Winnipeg and Lake Winnipegosis, reaching from the northern suburbs of Winnipeg and Selkirk. Now a federal Tory bastion, it includes the bedroom communities of St. Andrews, St. Clements and Stonewall, the rural areas of Rockwood, Woodlands, Stonewall and Bifrost and Brokenhead first nation.

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective April 16, 2010.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

LATEST VIDEO

Key of Bart - I Just Want A Race

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • PHIL.HOSSACK@FREEPRESS.MB.CA 090728 / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS White Pelicans belly up to the sushi bar Tuesday afternoon at Lockport. One of North America's largest birds is a common sight along the Red RIver and on Lake Winnipeg. Here the fight each other for fish near the base of Red RIver's control structure, giving human fisher's downstream a run for their money.
  • JOE BRYKSA/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Local- A large osprey lands in it's nest in a hydro pole on Hyw 59  near the Hillside Beach turnoff turn off. Osprey a large narrow winged hawk which can have a wingspan of over 54 inches are making a incredible recovery since pesticide use of the 1950's and  1960's- For the last two decades these fish hawks have been reappearing in the Lake Winnipeg area- Aug 03, 2005

View More Gallery Photos

Poll

Do high-profile endorsements for political candidates influence your voting decisions?

View Results

View Related Story

Ads by Google