Summary: A bellwether riding in southern Winnipeg, NDP MLA Christine Melnick seeks a fourth term in Riel.
Boundaries: Riel is bordered by the Red River to the north west, Dunkirk Drive and Dakota Street to the east, and Burland and Warde Avenue to the south.
Last Election: Melnick defeated PC challenger Rochelle Squires, who is running again, by over 1400 votes, 55-40 per cent.
History: The riding has been won by the party forming government since 1988—first under PC MLAs Gerry Ducharme and Gary Newman, and then NDP MLAs Melnick and Linda Asper.
NDP: Christine Melnick, MLA since 2003
Progressive Conservative: Rochelle Squires, a former journalist and Melnick’s 2011 opponent
Liberal: Neil Johnston, former director at the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority