Summary: The longtime home of former NDP MP Bill Blaikie is a riding to watch this election, as his son hopes to retake the seat for the party, after the Conservatives won by a narrow margin in 2011.
Boundaries: Winnipeg’s easternmost seat, Elmowood-Transcona contains the areas east of the Red River between the CN rail line and Kildonan.
Last Election: Conservative candidate Lawrence Toet defeated one-term NDP MP Jim Maloway by 300 votes.
History: Prior to Toet’s win in 2011, this riding had exclusively gone NDP, primarily under Bill Blaikie, who served as an MP in the area from 1979 to 2008.
Demographics: 20.5 per cent of people have Ukranian origins according to the 2011 National Household Survey, the fifth highest number in Canada
Conservative: Lawrence Toet, MP since 2011
NDP: Daniel Blaikie, electrician and son of Bill Blaikie
Liberal: Andrea Richardson-Lipon, an audiologist with Hearing Life Canada
Green: Kim Parke