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Canada election results: Elmwood-Transcona

Voters in the riding of Elmwood-Transcona have re-elected incumbent NDP MP Daniel Blakie.

Since its creation in 1987, the riding has been an NDP stronghold, dominated by the Blaikie family. Former MP Bill Blaikie served six terms, while his son Daniel Blaikie is the area’s current representative. The riding has only been represented by another party once, with Conservative Lawrence Toet winning in 2011.

Candidates: 

Liberals: Jennifer Malabar

Conservatives: Lawrence Toet

Green: Kelly Manweiler

NDP: Daniel Blaikie

PPC: Noel Gautron

Geography

The riding covers 46 square kilometers in the northeastern part of the city of Winnipeg, including neighbourhoods like Transcona, Elmwood, Peguis, Valley Gardens, and Melrose.

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History

The riding was originally created in 1987 from parts of the Winnipeg North Centre and Winnipeg-Birds Hill ridings. It was previously named Winnipeg-Transcona, and grew as a result of the 2012 electoral distribution, taking territory from the Kildonan-St. Paul and Saint Boniface ridings.

The NDP’s Daniel Blaikie defeated Conservative opponent Lawrence Toet in a nail-biter of a 2015 election, with each candidate earning just over 34 per cent of the vote. Both ran again in 2019.