Bob Anderson (politician)

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Robert Colin "Bob" Anderson (born May 5, 1939) is a politician in Manitoba, Canada. Born in St. Boniface, Manitoba, he was a Progressive Conservative member of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba from 1977 to 1981.[1]

The son of Robert Anderson and Lillian Marie Kraushar, he was born in St. Boniface, was educated at the University of Manitoba and worked as a farmer. He served as a councillor in the municipality of Springfield, Manitoba, located east of Winnipeg, from 1968 to 1972. In 1966, he married Jean Edith Shelfontuk.[2]

He was elected to the Manitoba legislature in the provincial election of 1977, defeating incumbent New Democrat Rene Toupin[1] by almost 2,000 votes in the riding of Springfield.[3] The Tories won this election, and Anderson served as a backbench supporter of Sterling Lyon's government for the next four years. He lost to NDP candidate Andy Anstett by 470 votes in the 1981 election,[3] and has not sought a return to the legislature since then.


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