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Manitoba Election 2016: The Maples riding

Summary: The NDP’s Minister of Housing and Community, Mohinder Saran is seeking re-election.

Boundaries: The Maples is located in the northern tip of Winnipeg. The riding is bordered Mollard Road to the north, city limits to the west, Pipeline Road to the east and part of Inkster Boulvard to the south.

Last Election: The NDP’s Saran defeated the Tories by nearly 2,000 votes, 51-25 per cent.

History: The Maples holds one of the largest immigration populations in the city. It became a riding just over 20 years ago. It was a Liberal riding for its first decade and has been NDP for the last 17 years.

Candidates

NDP: Mohinder Saran, Minister of Housing and Community

Progressive Conservative: Kaur Sidhu, pharmacist

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Liberal: Harbans Singh Brar, former president of Unicity Taxi

Green: John Redekopp, employee at Siloam Mission