April 18, 2016 4:51 pm
Updated: August 4, 2016 8:05 pm

Manitoba Election 2016: Rossmere riding

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Summary: NDP MLA Erna Braun seeks a third term in Rossmere, one of the many ridings on Winnipeg’s east side the PCs believe they have a chance of taking this election.

Boundaries: A large riding in northeastern Winnipeg, the riding stretches from the Red River to the Transcona Bioreserve.

Last Election: Braun defeated PC candidate Kaur Sidhu by over 1900 votes, 56-36 per cent.

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History: Rossmere has been held by the NDP since 1999, and won by them in 8 of 11 elections in which it has been contested. Former MLAs here include former NDP Premier Ed Schreyer, and former Conservative Party MP and Justice Minister Vic Toews.

Candidates

NDP: Erna Braun, Labour Minister and MLA since 2007

Progressive Conservative: Andrew Micklefield, principal at faith-based King’s School

Liberal: Malli Aulakh

Manitoba Party: William Sullivan

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