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Bernie Collins

Bernie Collins
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Souris—Moose Mountain
In office
Preceded byLenard Gustafson
Succeeded byRoy Bailey
Personal details
Alphonsus Bernard Collins

(1935-06-18)18 June 1935
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Died26 March 2018(2018-03-26) (aged 82)
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Political partyLiberal
Occupationeducator, administrator

Alphonsus Bernard Collins (18 June 1935 – 26 March 2018) was a Canadian politician who was a member of the House of Commons of Canada for the Souris—Moose Mountain electoral district from 1993 to 1997. Born in Regina, Saskatchewan, his career was in education and public administration.

Collins was elected to Parliament as a Liberal party candidate in the 1993 federal election then served in the 35th Canadian Parliament. Collins left Canadian politics after losing the riding to Reform party candidate Roy Bailey in the 1997 election.

Collins died on 26 March 2018, at the age of 82.[1][2]

Electoral record

1997 Canadian federal election: Souris—Moose Mountain
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Reform Roy Bailey 13,732 41.2 +10.5 $24,042
Liberal Bernie Collins 9,077 27.2 -5.0 $42,840
New Democratic Gary Lake 6,209 18.6 +2.1 $26,063
Progressive Conservative Greg Douglas 4,333 13.0 -2.0 $11,530
Total valid votes 33,351 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 128 0.4
Turnout 33,479 67.0
1993 Canadian federal election: Souris—Moose Mountain
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Bernie Collins 10,829 32.2 +13.2
Reform Doug Heimlick 10,330 30.7
New Democratic Caroline Saxon 5,539 16.5 -16.0
Progressive Conservative Earl Silcox 5,051 15.0 -31.8
Independent Art Mainil 918 2.7
Independent David Davis 701 2.1
Canada Party David Bouchard 271 0.8
Total valid votes 33,639 100.0


  1. ^ "Bernard Collins Obituary (2018) - ESTEVAN, SK - Saskatoon StarPhoenix".
  2. ^ "Former mayor and MP Collins has died". 28 March 2018. Retrieved 18 December 2022.

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