Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION

River East

  • Print

A geographically small riding on the northeast corner of Winnipeg, River East includes the neighbourhoods of River East and Springfield North.

It is a middle- and upper-middle class riding and one of the oldest in the province.

Vote Manitoba

  • Vote Manitoba

    News and analysis of the results of Manitoba's provincial election.

  • Interactive map

    See the results for each electoral district with our interactive map

  • Promises, Promises

    We track the parties' promises, issue by issue

  • Profiles

    Find out more about the people representing Manitoba districts.

About a quarter of residents don’t list English as their first language. More than one in 10 people are immigrants, with German and Ukrainian heritages the most common.

 

Stats

Population: 20,555

Median age: 43.6 per cent

Immigrants: 13.2 per cent

Aboriginal population: 7.4 per cent

Living in poverty: 9.3 per cent

Median income: $31,142

 

Politics

River East is one of four ridings the Tories held onto in Winnipeg in the last election but just barely. Bonnie Mitchelson, who has been the MLA here since 1986, won by just 52 votes. It was the closest the NDP have ever come to winning here. The riding has only been in existence since 1981 and Mitchelson has held it for all but the first four years. The Liberals held it before that. It had one of the highest turnouts of the 2007 election.

 

2007 results

Bonnie Mitchelson, PC 4,361

Kurt Penner, NDP 4,309

Margaret vonLau, LIB 639

Turnout: 67.60 per cent

 

 

 

 

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

Weather for final Fringing weekend

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • June 24, 2012 - 120624  -  Amusement riders on the last day of The Ex Sunday June 24, 2012.    John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press
  • A gosling stares near water at Omands Creek Park-See Bryksa 30 day goose challenge- Day 25– June 21, 2012   (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

View More Gallery Photos

Poll

Will higher pork prices change your grocery-shopping habits?

View Results

View Related Story

Ads by Google