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Manitoba Election 2016: Fort Garry-Riverview riding

Summary: NDP incumbent MLA James Allum will seek re-election for his second term. Green Party of Manitoba leader James Beddome hopes to win the first Green Party seat in Manitoba’s history in this riding.

Boundaries: The Fort Whyte riding lies to the west of Fort Garry – Riverview, River Heights and Fort Rouge run along the northern boundary while the Riel riding sits to the east. Fort Richmond and St. Norbert take up the south border. The Red River runs down the east border while Taylor and Carter Avenues run along the north. Waverley Street marks the western boundary and Bishop Grandin Boulevard marks the southern.

Last Election: Current NDP MLA James Allum took the seat with 55 per cent of the votes while the Progressive Conservatives’ Ian Rabb followed with 32 per cent.

History: The Fort Garry – Riverview riding was created by redistribution in 2008 from parts of the Lord Roberts and Fort Garry ridings. It’s been in the hands of the NDP since 1995 when it was known as the Crescentwood riding.

Candidates

NDP: James Allum, NDP’s Minister of Education and Advanced Learning

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Progressive Conservative: Jeannette Montufar, civil engineering professor

Liberal: Johanna Wood, marketing and communications specialist

Green: James Beddome, Manitoba Green Party leader