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A riding southwest of downtown mixing parts of the inner city neighbourhoods including Spence and the West End with working class areas including Sargent Park and Daniel McIntyre.
More than a third of the residents here are immigrants, with a large number of them hailing from the Phillipines.
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The riding is also relatively poor with almost a third of people living in poverty and a median income several thousand dollars lower than the provincial median.
Manufacturing and the services sector together account for almost half the employment in the riding.
Half the adult working-age population has only a high school diploma or less.
Median age: 36.5
Immigrants: 35.5 per cent
Aboriginal population: 15.8 per cent
Living in poverty: 32.7 per cent
Median income: $20,004
A relatively new riding created in 1999 from parts of St. James and Wellington, Minto has been exclusively won by the NDP.
Justice Minister Andrew Swan, a potential future leader for the party provincially (he initially ran in 2009 for the leadership but stepped out of the race before the end), won easily in 2007 despite a hard push by the Liberals.
Turnout was a relatively paltry 50.38 per cent.
Andrew Swan, NDP 3,355
Wayne Helgason, LIB 1,158
Kenny Daodu, PC 658
Cheryl-Anne E. Carr, Communist, 102
Turnout: 50.38 per cent
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