Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Winnipeg Gets an Extra Seat, Rural Areas Lose One for Next Manitoba Election

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Winnipeg Gets an Extra Seat, Rural Areas Lose One for Next Manitoba Election

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Boundaries set for next Manitoba election

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WINNIPEG - Boundaries for the next Manitoba election have been set and Winnipeg will get an extra legislature seat at the expense of rural areas.

The independent commission that reviews electoral boundaries every 10 years says the Winnipeg region's population is growing quickly, and the city -- along with two bedroom communities -- will have 32 of the 57 seats in the legislature.

The Southdale constituency in the city's southeast is being divided into two and the southern portion will be called Lagimodiere.

The boundaries for most other seats in Winnipeg are being adjusted and some are being renamed.

Other changes will see areas of Brandon north of the Assiniboine River join the rural constituency of Spruce Woods.

Northern Manitoba will continue to have four legislature seats, despite its slower-growing population. …

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