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Representing most of the southern tip of the Interlake area, Lakeside starts at the northern edge of Winnipeg and runs north.
Despite its name, its new boundaries have shifted most of the riding off the eastern shores of Lake Manitoba, leaving only a tiny corner of the southeastern tip of the lake in the riding.
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Rosser, Stony Mountain, Grosse Isle, Stonewall, Inwood, and Narcisse are among its communities.
Although fewer than one in 10 residents are immigrants to Canada, more than a quarter of those are recent arrivals (based on the 2006 census that means they arrived between 2001 and 2006).
It has one of the smallest First Nations populations of any riding and most of its aboriginal residents are Métis. It has the lowest number of visible minorities of any riding.
median age: 40
Immigrants: 4.7 per cent
Aboriginal population: 8.2 per cent
Living in poverty: 9.9 per cent
Median income: $25,047
The riding has been all Tory all the time since 1969 – and only two MLAs have been elected in that timeframe.
Current MLA Ralph Eichler has been in office since 2003.
The NDP have never won this seat. The Liberals haven’t won it since Premier Douglas Campbell held it for the party between 1961 and 1969.
Ralph Eichler, PC 4,448
Mitch Obach, NDP 2,631
Ian Band, LIB 488
David Carey, GRN 349
Turnout: 57.63 per cent
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