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The easternmost riding in Winnipeg, Transcona sits on the northeastern edge of the city including the areas of Transcona, Lakeside Meadows, Victoria West, Kern Park, and Canterbury Park.
It is primarily a working-class riding, with manufacturing and retail trade the first and second most common areas of employment.
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The median income is a little higher than the provincial median, however almost a quarter of kids under six live below the poverty line.
It has the smallest visible minority population of any riding in Winnipeg.
Median age: 37.3
Immigrants: 9.0 per cent
Aboriginal population: 10.1 per cent
Living in poverty: 11.1 per cent
Median income: $27,921
Transcona has been a riding for more than 50 years and has been held by the NDP for all but two of them. Daryl Reid has held the seat for the NDP since 1990. Perhaps throwing some interesting wrenches out however is the fact the federal riding including Transcona voted for the federal Conservatives in May, the first time that riding had not voted for an NDP MP. Whether that translates to improved support for the provincial Tories is not yet known. Reid had a large margin of victory, more than 3,000 votes, in 2007. Turnout here was really low in 2007 at less than 50 per cent.
Daryl Reid, NDP 4,560
Bryan McLeod, PC 1,470
Gerald Basarab, LIB 604
Turnout: 48.75 per cent
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