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Manitoba Election 2016: Point Douglas riding

Summary: Minister of Jobs and Economy Kevin Chief will seek re-election in this NDP stronghold. If he is not re-elected it will be the first time in the riding’s history that it hasn’t been held by an NDP MLA since the 1970’s.

Boundaries: Point Douglas is surrounded by St Johns riding on the north, Logan to the south, Elwood to the east and Burrows to the west. The Red River runs along the entire western and southern border of Point Douglas. Mossdale and Dunbeath Avenues mark the northern border and Raleigh Street runs down the eastern edge.

Last Election: NDP MLA Kevin Chief swept the riding with 72 per cent of the votes. The runner-up was the Progressive Conservative candidate, John Vernaus, who took home 17 per cent.

History: The Point Douglas riding has been held by an NDP MLA in every election.

Candidates

NDP: Kevin Chief, NDP’s Minister of Jobs and the Economy 

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Progressive Conservative: Marsha Street, mental health proctor

Liberal: Althea Guiboche

Green: Alberteen Spence

Communist Party of Canada – Manitoba: Frank Komarniski