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Rossmere is a northeast Winnipeg riding including the neighbourhood it is named after as well as East Kildonan and Springfield South.

It is a working- and middle-class riding with manufacturing the most prevalent economic driver.

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The riding is older than the provincial median. One in five residents are immigrants. About one in six children under age six live in poverty.

 

Stats

Population: 20,635

Median age: 42.2

Immigrants: 20.1 per cent

Aboriginal population: 5.6 per cent

Living in poverty: 15.3 per cent

Median income: $26,390

 

Politics

Rossmere is a bona fide swing riding, moving back and forth between the Tories and NDP since it was created in 1969. It has had some well known MLAs in its history, starting with NDP premier Ed Schreyer for the first decade of its existence. Current federal MP and Public Safety Minister Vic Toews was the MLA here for one term between 1995 and 1999. The NDP have held it since then. In 2007, the NDP’s Erna Braun won with more than 60 per cent of the vote.

 

2007 results

Erna Braun, NDP 4,836

Cathy Cox, PC 2,608

Isaiah Oyeleru LIB 522

Turnout: 61.70 per cent

 

 

 

 

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