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Manitoba Election 2016: Burrows riding

Summary: Incumbent NDP MLA Melanie Wight will attempt to get re-elected. She will be defending the seat from four rookie politicians including the daughter of former MLA Kevin Lamoureux.

Boundaries: Burrows is a north Winnipeg riding. The Maples riding lies to the north of it, Tyndall Park to the west as well as south and Point Douglas, St. Johns and Kildonan to the east. Inkster Boulevard, Adsum Drive, Jefferson Avenue, Blechner Drive and Stardust Avenue run along the northern border of this riding. Keewatin Street follows the entire western side and a CP rail yard marks the southern boundary. Sinclair and McPhilips Streets run along the eastern border.

Last Election: The NDP’s Melanie Wight was elected with 59 per cent of the votes and Rick Negrych with the Progressive Conservatives followed with 25 per cent.

History: Since the 1977 provincial election the Burrows riding has been an NDP stronghold, briefly changing hands to the Liberals in 1988 before changing back to the NDP.

Candidates

NDP: Melanie Wight, incumbent MLA

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Progressive Conservative: Rae Wagner, case manager with Morneau Shepell

Liberal: Cindy Lamoureux

Green: Garrett Bodnaryk, university student

Communist Party of Canada – Manitoba: Tony Petrowski