The Burrows riding has been around since 1958. The Winnipeg riding takes up an older part of the city’s North End, bounded by Keewatin Street, Selkirk Avenue and the CP Railway in the west, the CPR main line in the south, Arlington Street, Inkster Boulevard and McPhillips Street in the east and Jefferson Avenue and Adsum Drive in the north.
The riding includes the Inkster Industrial Park, Shaughnessy Heights and Burrows Central neighbourhoods.
Its population is 23,755, according to the province’s 2018 riding profile. More than 49 per cent of its residents identified as immigrants in the 2016 census.
The median age of the riding’s population is 36.7, according to the 2018 riding profile prepared by the Manitoba Bureau of Statistics, based on information from the 2016 census.
More facts about Burrows:
- The riding’s language makeup is diverse, with many residents speaking languages other than English most of the time at home.
- According to the 2016 census, just over 57 per cent of residents spoke English most of the time at home, with Tagalog (15.4 per cent) and Punjabi (four per cent) making up the majority of single-language, non-English speaking homes, in addition to almost 18 per cent of respondents who said they speak more than one language at home.
- Just over 14 per cent of residents identify as Indigenous, according to the 2016 census.
The riding has leaned left for decades. It was represented by the precursor to the NDP, the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation, from 1958 until 1962, and has bounced between the Liberals and the NDP ever since. Most recently, voters elected Liberal MLA Cindy Lamoureux in the 2016 election.
- 1958, 1959 elections: Co-operative Commonwealth Federation
- 1962 election: Liberal
- 1966, 1969, 1973 and 1977 elections: Ben Hanuschak (NDP)
- 1988 election: William Chornopyski (Liberal)
- 1990, 1995, 1999, 2003 and 2007 elections: Doug Martindale (NDP)
- 2011 election: Melanie Wight (NDP)
- 2016: Cindy Lamoureux (Liberal)
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Meet the candidates
The nominated candidates for the 2019 election are:
- Diljeetpal Brar (NDP)
- Jasmine Brar (Progressive Conservative)
- Sarbjit Singh Gill (Liberal)
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