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Manitoba Election 2016: St. Boniface riding

Summary: Premier Greg Selinger seeks a fifth term in St. Boniface, one of the NDP’s safest seats in recent elections.

Boundaries: Centred around the St. Boniface neighbourhood, the riding extends as far north as Mission Avenue, as far south as Elizabeth Road and Harrowby Avenue, and as far east as Lagimodière Boulevard.

Last Election: Selinger defated PC challenger Frank Clark by over 3400 votes, 69-18 per cent.

History: Prior to Selinger’s first victory in 1999, the riding had been held by Liberal MLA Neil Gaudry from 1988 until his death in 1999. Before that, NDP cabinet minister Laurent Desjardins was St. Boniface’s MLA from 1974 to 1988.

Candidates

NDP: Greg Selinger, Premier of Manitoba

Progressive Conservative: Mamadou Ka, past president of the Franco-Manitoba society

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Liberal: Alain Landry, former Manitoba Green Party leader

Green: Signe Knutson, singer-songwriter