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This riding is just east of downtown, mostly encompassing the area it is named after as well as Norwood and part of Windsor Park.
It has the largest francophone population of any riding, and almost one in four residents don’t speak English at home. Nearly four in 10 don’t speak English as their first language.
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It is not a very wealthy riding, with almost one in four residents living in poverty. It has one of the lowest median incomes in the city of Winnipeg.
St. Boniface has one of the largest Métis populations in Manitoba, with about one in 10 residents identifying as such.
Median age: 39
Immigrants: 9.2 per cent
Aboriginal population: 12.8 per cent
Living in poverty: 25.1 per cent
Median income: $24,069
The home riding of Premier Greg Selinger, St. Boniface is generally considered a safe seat for the NDP right now.
Selinger won here by more than 4,000 votes in 2007, the largest margin of victory for any NDP MLA.
However it has been a swing seat, moving between the NDP and the Liberals in the last 50 years.
The Tories have not won here since 1927. It was one of the only ridings the Tories finished third in during the 2007 election.
Greg Selinger, NDP 4,041
Gilbert Laberge, LIB 1,049
Jennifer Tarrant, PC 993
Alain Landry, GRN 530
Thane-Dominic Carr, Communist 45
Turnout: 59.56 per cent
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