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FEDERAL ELECTORAL BOUNDARIES COMMISSION FOR THE PROVINCE OF MANITOBA

PROPOSAL

Part Ⅰ — Preamble

Introduction

Each decade, after the decennial census is completed, a key democratic exercise called electoral redistribution takes place. Redistribution is meant to reflect population growth and the territorial shifts in population both among and within provinces. There are two steps in the redistribution process.

The first step involves a recalculation of the number of seats in the House of Commons given to each province based on new population estimates and a complex formula contained in the Constitution. After the current redistribution, the number of seats in the House of Commons will have increased from 308 to 338. Four provinces—Alberta, British Columbia, Quebec and Ontario—will gain seats. Along with five other provinces, Manitoba is retaining the same number of seats (14) that it had before the current redistribution process.

The second step involves the establishment of 10 independent electoral boundaries commissions, one for each province. Each commission has three members: a chair appointed by the chief justice of the province and two other members appointed by the Speaker of the House of Commons.

As in other provinces, the task of the Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for the Province of Manitoba is to readjust the boundaries of the province’s 14 electoral districts (also called “constituencies” or “ridings”) to reflect growth and shifts in population, and to assign names to the constituencies. The main goal of the Commission is to create boundaries so that each constituency contains roughly the same number of people (note that the Commission works with total population, not the number of voters). However, as described in more detail below, the Commission is required to consider several other factors when determining the boundaries and names of constituencies.

The Commission is required by law to prepare and publish preliminary maps of proposed constituencies and to hold public hearings at which individuals and groups can express views on those proposals. Other opinions can be submitted by letter, e-mail and telephone. Once we have heard the various viewpoints, the Commission submits a proposed final map which would normally become official for the next general election, which is scheduled to take place in October 2015.

Before becoming official, however, the proposed final map is tabled in Parliament and members of Parliament (MPs) have the opportunity to express before a committee of the House of Commons their agreement or disagreement with the proposed new constituency boundaries and any proposed name changes to Manitoba’s 14 constituencies.

Given that MPs have intimate knowledge of the various communities which they serve and are actively involved in the process of providing representation for their constituencies, their views on the proposed maps must be given serious attention by the Commission. However, to ensure an objective application of the representation principles stated in the Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act (the Act), the Commission makes the final decision on the boundaries and names of constituencies.

Since the Commission has significant discretion in drawing boundaries and makes the final decision on the maps, it is important that we promote maximum public participation in this key democratic process. It is important to note that this process is intended to establish relative parity of the vote while simultaneously ensuring that MPs are accessible to their constituents and can be responsive, effective spokespersons on their behalf. Later in this document we describe different ways by which interested citizens can express their views during the redistribution process.

The Starting Point

In February 2012, Statistics Canada released the new population counts from the 2011 Census for each of Manitoba’s 14 federal electoral districts. Manitoba saw an 8% increase in population since 2001. Predictably, some areas of the province grew faster than others. The table below shows the total population of Manitoba to be 1,208,268. When divided by 14, this produces a population average of 86,305 per riding. The table also displays the variance or deviation from the provincial average for each riding.

Table 1 — Population and Variance for Current Ridings

Riding Name

2011 Population

Variance from Average

Variance as Percentage

Brandon—Souris

89,575

3,270

3.79%

Charleswood—St. James—Assiniboia

81,864

-4,441

-5.15%

Churchill

78,485

-7,820

-9.06%

Dauphin—Swan River—Marquette

74,800

-11,505

-13.33%

Elmwood—Transcona

83,002

-3,303

-3.83%

Kildonan—St. Paul

88,752

2,447

2.84%

Portage—Lisgar

92,863

6,558

7.60%

Provencher

98,463

12,158

14.09%

Saint Boniface

89,486

3,181

3.69%

Selkirk—Interlake

93,272

6,967

8.07%

Winnipeg Centre

82,026

-4,279

-4.96%

Winnipeg North

84,479

-1,826

-2.12%

Winnipeg South

93,330

7,025

8.14%

Winnipeg South Centre

77,871

-8,434

-9.77%

Total Population

1,208,268

 

Provincial Riding Average

86,305

 

To reflect population growth and shifts, this Commission has the mandate to adjust boundaries based on criteria established by the Act. The main criterion driving any adjustment is population equality, as per subsection 15(1). The Act requires that the population of each riding be as close as is reasonably possible to the provincial average, or “electoral quota”, which for Manitoba is 86,305.

The Act, however, also requires the Commission to consider several other factors. A riding’s population may vary from the provincial average by up to plus or minus 25% if the Commission considers that variance necessary or desirable in order to: respect communities of interest or identity (for example, communities based around language or shared culture and history); respect historical patterns and the continuity of previous riding boundaries; or maintain a manageable geographic size for ridings in sparsely populated, rural or northern regions of the province. We did not see the need to exercise this wide latitude when drawing the boundaries for any of Manitoba’s 14 ridings, but we have sought to balance a primary commitment to reasonable parity of the vote in all parts of the province with recognition of the other considerations that are relevant to effective representation.

Public Participation

As noted above, the Commission considers the process of boundary readjustment as a key democratic moment in establishing fair and effective representation for Manitobans in the House of Commons. To this end, we wish to encourage and support the maximum feasible amount of public participation in the process.

For example, in contrast to previous boundary readjustments, the Commission invited members of the public to participate in the creation of our initial proposal by providing their written suggestions or comments. We received over 70 submissions. The Commission wishes to thank everyone who participated in the process. The majority of these suggestions were incorporated in this proposal.

We will continue to welcome input throughout the course of our work, whether by regular mail, e-mail, fax or telephone. Interested individuals and groups or organizations can consult our website at www.federal-redistribution.ca for more information on the boundary readjustment process. Contact information for all modes of communication with the Commission is found there.

In describing our preliminary maps in this document, we have sought to identify clearly and fully the challenges that we faced in terms of balancing voter parity and effective representation. We identify the parameters in terms of population variation among the constituencies that we consider desirable from the standpoint of voter parity. We explain how we assigned meaning to and applied elusive concepts like community of interest and manageable geographic size that can be effectively serviced by an MP. In this way, we hope to make it easier for people to respond to our initial thinking on how to achieve balanced representation.

Finally, in developing our schedule of public hearings (see below), we have planned to visit parts of the province where major changes to the boundaries of constituencies are being proposed. Two hearings are scheduled for Winnipeg given that it is the main population centre in the province and that many groups and organizations are headquartered in the capital city. We have also scheduled our hearings in the late afternoon and evening to facilitate participation.

In addition to registering to make a presentation before the Commission at a public hearing, individuals are also welcome to attend the hearings. Following the formal presentations at each hearing, we will allow some time for informal comments from the floor.

Guiding Principles

Our two immediate predecessors (the 1992 and 2002 commissions) accepted as a fundamental principle the desirability of population equality among all ridings (such that each vote cast in the province shall have approximately the same weight) and set a tolerance goal of plus or minus 5% from the provincial average. This guideline offers the Commission a variance range of 10% (from -5% to +5%). During past redistribution processes no one has challenged, in general terms, the reasonableness or fairness of this guiding principle, although there have been objections to how it has been applied to the boundaries proposed for particular constituencies. We saw no basis to deviate from this deep-rooted principle and therefore adopted a ±5% guideline.

Manitoba’s 14 ridings can be divided into two groups: the eight Winnipeg-area ridings and the six mostly rural-based ridings. The Commission faced a similar challenge for each group: proposing boundaries which would ensure, to the extent reasonably possible, that the population of each riding would remain within plus or minus 5% of the provincial average over the course of the next 10 years. To accomplish this, we decided to factor in population projections. Anticipating future growth in this way has been approved as legitimate under the Act by the Supreme Court of Canada in the case Reference re Provincial Electoral Boundaries (Sask.) [1991] 2 S.C.R. 158 (at para. 78). In this case, the Court held that deviations from absolute parity may be justified to ensure more effective representation, and that one of the factors that can be taken into account is population growth projections.

The Commission obtained from the City of Winnipeg an analysis of population growth projections over the next 10 years. For the rural ridings, we simply assumed that existing population trends would continue. In the end, we adjusted the boundaries of all ridings except two: Charleswood—St. James—Assiniboia and Winnipeg Centre.

The City of Winnipeg projects a 10-year population growth of between 8,500 and 15,500 people in four city neighbourhoods: Seven Oaks West, Fort Garry South, Transcona and Assiniboine South. These communities are situated respectively in the ridings of Kildonan—St. Paul, Winnipeg South, Elmwood—Transcona and Charleswood—St. James—Assiniboia. The changes proposed by the Commission in these four ridings will bring their populations below the provincial average; however, this result is specifically designed to account for anticipated population growth. The proposed boundaries for these four ridings should allow them to remain at or near the 5% tolerance goal over the course of the next 10 years, despite the forecasted increase in population.

For the six constituencies outside of the Winnipeg area, the Commission faced two challenges. The first was to deal with population decline, especially in two ridings. The second related challenge was to make adjustments to the boundaries of rural ridings while still respecting community of interest and identity.

With respect to the first challenge, the two constituencies experiencing above-average population decline are Churchill and Dauphin—Swan River—Marquette. Both are geographically vast, sparsely populated areas of the province. Churchill is 9.06% and Dauphin—Swan River—Marquette is 13.33% below the provincial average. In fact, at the present time, there is a difference of almost 15,000 people, or 17%, between the population of Churchill and that of the adjoining riding of Selkirk—Interlake. This same population difference (17%) currently exists between Dauphin—Swan River—Marquette and Brandon—Souris. After balancing the population equality principle with geographic size and community of interest considerations, the Commission chose in our proposal to transfer a number of communities into each of the lower-growth ridings. As a result, six Interlake First Nation communities and a portion of the Rural Municipality of Grahamdale have been added to the Churchill riding, while eight southern, adjoining rural municipalities and towns have been added to the Dauphin—Swan River—Marquette riding.

The Commission, being mindful of effective representation factors pertaining to accessibility, commuting time and the community of interest of the new constituents, did consider maintaining the existing boundaries for the Churchill riding. As an alternative, the Commission considered shifting the entire southern boundary of the Churchill riding to the 53rd parallel to address manageability concerns over its geographic size. After careful consideration, the Commission is of the view that these concerns and factors do not justify a deviation from the main criterion of achieving population equality within the ±5% range of the provincial average. We say this for a number of reasons.

First, with respect to the size of the riding, the Commission notes that, prior to the population boom which came with the mining and hydro developments in the 1960s, the riding of Churchill was equivalent to or larger in size than what is now being proposed. It cannot be said that what we are proposing ignores historical patterns of previous riding boundaries. It also cannot be disputed that new technologies allow for better communication and easier access to services now than was the case historically.

Second, in regard to the effective representation factors, the Commission notes that the commuting distance to the existing Churchill constituency offices (in Thompson, Flin Flon and The Pas) is shorter for the communities now being added than for numerous other communities already in the riding (for example, Sagkeeng First Nation, Manigotagan, Hollow Water First Nation and Bissett). In addition, none of the added communities are fly-in communities; all are accessible by paved roads. As to the community of interest factor, the Commission observes that the overwhelming majority of constituents who live in the area that is being added to the Churchill riding belong to Aboriginal communities, which presently represent a significant portion of that riding.

Third, and not least, our two immediate predecessors accepted as a fundamental principle the desirability of population equality among all ridings and set a tolerance goal of a ±5% variation from the provincial average. As already stated, this guideline offers the Commission a variance range of 10% (from -5% to +5%). Were this Commission to now take a different view of the ±5% standard and, for the sake of argument, set the entire southern limit of the Churchill riding at the 53rd parallel, it would have a population significantly under the provincial average (-17.5%). Moreover, this change would cause every remaining rural-based riding (Brandon—Souris, Dauphin—Swan River—Marquette, Portage—Lisgar, Provencher and Selkirk—Interlake) to not only exceed +5% of the provincial average, but also to have the highest population counts of all of Manitoba’s 14 ridings. In the view of the Commission, this would be completely unacceptable.

The only other option to counter this under-representation of the five most southern rural-based ridings would be to undo an important and consequential decision reached by the 1992 commission. In recognition of the continued urban growth in Winnipeg, that commission broke the seven-seven urban-rural split that had existed up until that time by increasing the number of ridings in the Winnipeg area to eight and reducing the number in the rest of the province to six. This was a change of historic proportion as it was the first time that the number of ridings in the Winnipeg area outnumbered those in the rest of the province. This change also required a major redrawing of the electoral map. In light of the continuing population growth in the Winnipeg area, this Commission is not prepared to question or revisit that 1992 decision.

In making these and other changes to Manitoba’s electoral map, the Commission was determined, to the extent reasonably possible, to respect community of interest and identity. We recognize that such concepts are inherently vague and difficult to apply in a precise manner. Among the ways that the Commission has sought to give them concrete meaning has been to respect as much as possible the territorial integrity of different entities such as municipalities, Aboriginal communities and Manitoba’s designated bilingual areas. If a proposed boundary passed through one of these entities, the Commission sought alternative solutions.

In regard to the approximately 200 Manitoba municipalities, this was achieved in all but one case. The Rural Municipality of Grahamdale, because of its large size (over 140 kilometres from north to south), finds itself partly in the Selkirk—Interlake riding and partly in the Churchill riding. While we regret having to split this municipality between two ridings, given its size and the population shifts occurring in these ridings, we could not conceive of a more satisfactory solution.

Similarly, because of its large size, one of the five contiguous designated bilingual areas (which encompasses seven rural municipalities) had to be split in two at the municipal boundary between the rural municipalities of Cartier and St. François Xavier.

The Commission is pleased to note that we did not have to divide any First Nation communities in two. In fact, by moving the Churchill boundary to the south, we reunited the Chemawawin First Nation community at Denbeigh Point with its northern counterpart at Easterville.

Proposed Name Changes

The Commission is of the view that the names of two ridings should be changed.

In light of the addition of a number of municipalities to the southern boundary of the Dauphin—Swan River—Marquette riding, we recommend a new name: Dauphin—Swan River—Neepawa. The Commission suggests replacing “Marquette” with “Neepawa” in the riding name for two reasons. First, the community of Marquette is no longer in the riding. Second, we draw attention to the fact that Neepawa was the name, or part of the name, of a former federal riding in the province (from 1914 to 1966). It therefore makes sense, considering the addition of the nearby southern communities, to now revive that name.

The second name change we propose is in regard to the Churchill electoral district. It has become apparent to the Commission that this riding now unites a significant number of Aboriginal communities. In our view, the time has come to reflect this reality by adding an Aboriginal component to the name. We propose adding “Keewatinook Aski” (which means “land to the north” or “northern land”) to the riding name so that the new name would be Churchill—Keewatinook Aski. “Keewatinook” has the common meaning of “north” in Cree, Ojibway and Oji-Cree. “Aski” means “land” in Cree and is similar to its Ojibway equivalent, “Aki”. We would, however, be open to other suggestions.

There was one proposal from the public to change an electoral district’s name. It recommended changing the name of the Saint Boniface riding to Saint Boniface—Southeast Winnipeg. We did not adopt this suggestion. It must be remembered that prior to 1971, two independent cities covered what is now the southeast portion of the city: the City of St. Boniface (which included all of the land east of the Seine River down to the city boundary near the Perimeter Highway) and the City of St. Vital (which included the area south of Carriere Avenue between the Red River and the Seine River, again down to the city boundary). Generally, a riding will have “Winnipeg” in its name only if it was formerly within the original City of Winnipeg boundaries.

While it is true that the existing riding encompasses an area which is larger than the former City of St. Boniface, the majority of the riding, as well as that part of the riding which will see future growth, finds itself within the former St. Boniface boundaries. Although we did consider changing the name to Saint Boniface—Saint Vital, the Commission was of the view that, given the proposed boundaries and the historical significance of the existing name, there was no sufficient basis to propose a change at this time.

Initial Proposal

After careful review, the Commission proposes maps and boundaries which reflect the following names and population figures.

Table 2 — Population and Variance for Proposed Ridings

Riding Name

2011 Population

Variance from Average

Brandon—Souris

82,695

-4.18%

Charleswood—St. James—Assiniboia

81,864

-5.15%

Churchill—Keewatinook Aski

86,380

0.09%

Dauphin—Swan River—Neepawa

87,374

1.24%

Elmwood—Transcona

84,910

-1.62%

Kildonan—St. Paul

80,936

-6.22%

Portage—Lisgar

89,101

3.24%

Provencher

90,437

4.79%

Saint Boniface

87,364

1.23%

Selkirk—Interlake

91,471

5.99%

Winnipeg Centre

82,026

-4.96%

Winnipeg North

90,387

4.73%

Winnipeg South

86,147

-0.18%

Winnipeg South Centre

87,176

1.01%

Part Ⅱ — Notice of Sittings for the Hearing of Representations

The Commission will hold sittings for the hearing of representations on the matter of the proposed electoral districts for the province at the following dates, times and places:

  • (1) WINNIPEG, Fort Garry Hotel, La Verendrye Room, 222 Broadway, Tuesday, October 9, 2012, at 7 p.m.
  • (2) SELKIRK, Selkirk Inn and Conference Centre, Salon A, 162 Main Street, Wednesday, October 10, 2012, at 3 p.m.
  • (3) WINNIPEG, Fort Garry Hotel, La Verendrye Room, 222 Broadway, Wednesday, October 17, 2012, at 7 p.m. (simultaneous translation to be provided)
  • (4) BRANDON, Royal Oak Inn and Suites, Regency A, 3130 Victoria Avenue, Thursday, October 18, 2012, at 3 p.m.
  • (5) DAUPHIN, Parkland Recreation Complex, Lion’s Den Room, 200 1st Street Southeast, Friday, October 19, 2012, at 9 a.m.
  • (6) THOMPSON, Burntwood Hotel, Selkirk Room, 146 Selkirk Avenue, Friday, October 19, 2012, at 4 p.m.

In the event of the postponement or cancellation of a sitting, the Commission shall give public notice of such postponement or cancellation by such means as it considers most effective in the circumstances. The Commission Secretary shall forthwith notify any person who has given notice and has not been heard. In accordance with section 18 of the Act, the Commission has made rules governing sittings for the hearing of representations, and these are set out in this proposal.

In accordance with subsection 19(3) of the Act, maps have been prepared showing the proposed division of the province into electoral districts and indicating the population and names proposed to be given to each such electoral district, together with the proposed boundaries of each such electoral district, all of which are included in this proposal.

In accordance with subsection 19(5) of the Act, and subject to Rule 4 as hereinafter provided, no representation will be heard by the Commission at its sittings unless notice in writing has been given stating the name and address of the person who seeks to make the representation and indicating concisely the nature of the representation and of the interest of such person. Such notice must be given within 23 days after the date of publication of the last advertisement.

Notices must be received no later than October 1, 2012, and must be addressed to the Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for the Province of Manitoba.

As stated earlier, we most sincerely welcome your views on this proposal. If you are unable to attend the public hearings, please feel free to use the other channels of communication mentioned above.

Dated at Winnipeg, Manitoba, this 23rd day of July, 2012.

MR. JUSTICE RICHARD CHARTIER
Chair
Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission
for the Province of Manitoba

Part Ⅲ — Rules

Hearing of Representations

Under and by virtue of the powers conferred by the Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. E-3, specifically section 18, and of all other powers enabling it in this behalf, the Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for the Province of Manitoba makes the following rules.

1. These rules may be cited as the “Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for the Province of Manitoba (Hearing of Representations) Rules 2012”.

2. In these rules:

  • (a) “Act” means the Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. E-3;

  • (b) “advertisement” means the advertisement published in accordance with subsection 19(2) of the Act giving notice of the times and places of sittings to be held for the hearing of representations;

  • (c) “Chair” includes the Deputy Chair;

  • (d) “Commission” means the Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for the Province of Manitoba established by proclamation dated February 21, 2012;

  • (e) “map” means the map published with the advertisement showing the proposed division of the province into electoral districts;

  • (f) “representation” means a representation made in accordance with section 19 of the Act by an interested person as to the division of the province into electoral districts and the name proposed to be given to each electoral district;

  • (g) “Secretary” means the Secretary to the Commission; and

  • (h) “sitting” means a sitting held for the hearing of a representation in accordance with section 19 of the Act.

3. Sittings shall be held and representations shall be made in a manner established by the Commission from time to time.

4. (1) All persons wishing to make a representation to the Commission at any sitting must notify the Secretary in writing within 23 days from the date of the publication of the last advertisement, stating:

  • (a) the name and address of the person who seeks to make the representation; and

  • (b) the concise statement of the nature of the representation and of the interest of such person.

(2) The person giving the notice shall also state at which one of the places named in the advertisement he or she wishes his or her representation to be heard.

5. Any persons wishing to make a representation to the Commission shall advise the Secretary in writing of their official language preference and accommodation needs they may have.

6. If, when the notice in writing of a representation is received by the Secretary, the person giving the notice has not stated the place at which he or she wishes his or her representation to be heard, the Secretary shall, in writing, ask that person at which one of the places set out in the advertisement he or she wishes to be heard.

7. (1) Two members of the Commission shall constitute a quorum for the holding of a sitting to hear representations.

(2) If it appears to the Chair that a quorum cannot be present at a sitting at any place named in the advertisement, or for any other valid reason, the Chair may postpone that sitting to a later date and the Secretary shall advise any person who has given notice of his or her intention to make a representation to the Commission that the Commission will hear his or her representation at the later date named.

8. If the hearing of a representation cannot be completed within the time allowed, the Chair may adjourn the sitting to a later date.

9. In order to avoid unnecessary costs, the Commission may, in its discretion, cancel a sitting when there are three or fewer representations duly scheduled.

10. The Commission may hear an oral representation by conference call with consent of the person wishing to make a representation.

11. The Commission shall have the power to waive any requirement that it deems necessary in the public interest.

12. All questions or communications to the Commission shall be addressed to:

Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for the Province of Manitoba
Cargill Grain Building
240 Graham Avenue, Suite 828
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3C 0J7

E-mail: manitoba@rfed-rcf.ca
www.federal-redistribution.ca
Tel. (toll-free): 1-855-747-7226
Fax (toll-free): 1-855-747-7228

Schedule — Maps, Proposed Boundaries and Names of Electoral Districts

There shall be in the Province of Manitoba fourteen (14) electoral districts, named and described as follows, each of which shall return one member.

The following applies to all descriptions in this publication:

  • (a) reference to “road”, “street”, “avenue”, “highway”, “boulevard”, “drive”, “way”, “railway”, “bay”, “lake” or “river” signifies their centre line unless otherwise described;

  • (b) wherever a word or expression is used to denote a territorial division, such word or expression shall indicate the territorial division as it existed or was bounded on the first day of January, 2011;

  • (c) all villages, cities, towns, municipalities and Indian reserves lying within the perimeter of an electoral district are included unless otherwise described;

  • (d) the translation of the terms “street”, “avenue” and “boulevard” follows Treasury Board standards, while the translation of all other public thoroughfare designations is based on commonly used terms but has no official recognition;

  • (e) sections, townships, ranges and meridians are in accordance with the Dominion Lands system of survey and include the extension thereof in accordance with that system. They are abbreviated as Sec, Tp, R, and E 1 or W 1; and

  • (f) all coordinates are in reference to the North American Datum of 1983 (NAD 83).

The population figure of each electoral district is derived from the 2011 decennial census.

Brandon—Souris

(Population: 82,695)

(Map 1)

Consisting of:

  • (a) that part of the Province of Manitoba described as follows: commencing at the intersection of the west boundary of the Province of Manitoba with the northerly limit of the Rural Municipality of Wallace; thence easterly and generally southerly along the northerly and easterly limits of said rural municipality to the northerly limit of the Rural Municipality of Sifton; thence easterly along said limit to the westerly limit of the Rural Municipality of Whitehead; thence northerly along the westerly limit of said rural municipality to the northerly limit of the Rural Municipality of Whitehead; thence easterly along the northerly limit of said rural municipality, the Rural Municipality of Cornwallis and the City of Brandon to the easterly limit of the Rural Municipality of Cornwallis; thence southerly along said limit to the northerly limit of the Rural Municipality of South Cypress; thence generally easterly and southerly along the northerly and easterly limits of said rural municipality to the northerly limit of the Rural Municipality of Argyle; thence generally easterly and southerly along the northerly and easterly limits of said rural municipality to the northerly limit of the Rural Municipality of Louise; thence generally easterly and generally southerly along the northerly and easterly limits of said rural municipality to the south boundary of the Province of Manitoba; thence west and north along the south and west boundaries of said province to the point of commencement; and

  • (b) that part of the City of Brandon located in the Rural Municipality of Elton known as Brandon Airport.

Charleswood—St. James—Assiniboia

(Population: 81,864)

(Map 2)

Consisting of:

  • (a) the Rural Municipality of Headingley; and

  • (b) that part of the City of Winnipeg lying westerly of a line described as follows: commencing at the intersection of Brookside Boulevard with Notre Dame Avenue; thence easterly along said avenue to the easterly limit of the Winnipeg International Airport (Airport Road); thence generally southerly along said limit to Ferry Road; thence southerly along said road and its intermittent productions to the Assiniboine River; thence westerly along said river to the northerly production of Park Boulevard North; thence southerly along said production and Park Boulevard North to Corydon Avenue; thence westerly along said avenue to Shaftesbury Boulevard; thence southerly along said boulevard and McCreary Road to Finkelstein Road.

Churchill—Keewatinook Aski

(Population: 86,380)

(Map 1)

Consisting of that part of the Province of Manitoba lying northerly and easterly of a line described as follows: commencing at the intersection of the west boundary of the Province of Manitoba with latitude 53°00′N; thence east along said latitude to the west boundary of R 18 W 1; thence south along said boundary to the south boundary of Tp 45; thence east along said boundary to the easterly shoreline of Lake Winnipegosis; thence generally southerly along said shoreline to the south boundary of Tp 36; thence east along said boundary to the west boundary of R 14 W 1; thence south along said boundary to the south boundary of Tp 35; thence east along said boundary to the west boundary of R 14 W 1; thence south along said boundary to the southerly shoreline of Lake Manitoba (west of Steeprock Point); thence generally southeasterly along the southerly and westerly shorelines of said lake to Provincial Trunk Highway No. 68; thence southeasterly along said highway, crossing the Lake Manitoba Narrows, to the easterly shoreline of said lake; thence generally northeasterly, generally southeasterly and generally northeasterly along the shorelines of Lake Manitoba to the southerly limit of the Rural Municipality of Grahamdale; thence easterly and southerly along the southerly and westerly limits of said rural municipality to the south boundary of Tp 26; thence east along said boundary to the westerly limit of the Rural Municipality of Fisher; thence northerly and generally easterly along the westerly and northerly limits of said rural municipality and along the northerly limit of the Rural Municipality of Bifrost to the westerly shoreline of Washow Bay in Lake Winnipeg; thence generally southwesterly and generally northeasterly along the shorelines of Washow Bay in Lake Winnipeg to the northeasternmost point of Anderson Point; thence northeasterly in a straight line across Lake Winnipeg to the mouth of an unnamed stream on the easterly shoreline of Lake Winnipeg at approximate latitude 51°26′40″N and longitude 96°31′45″W; thence generally southerly along said shoreline of Lake Winnipeg to the northerly limit of Fort Alexander Indian Reserve No. 3; thence southwesterly in a straight line across Traverse Bay to the intersection of the shoreline with the westerly limit of said Indian reserve, being also the northerly limit of the Rural Municipality of Alexander; thence generally easterly and southerly along the northerly and easterly limits of said rural municipality to the north boundary of Tp 16; thence east along said boundary to the east boundary of the Province of Manitoba.

Excluding Manitou Island and Gunnlaugsson Island in the Lake Manitoba Narrows, belonging to the Rural Municipality of Siglunes.

Dauphin—Swan River—Neepawa

(Population: 87,374)

(Map 1)

Consisting of that part of the Province of Manitoba described as follows: commencing at the intersection of the west boundary of the Province of Manitoba with the north boundary of Tp 46; thence east along said boundary to the east boundary of R 19 W 1; thence south along said boundary to the north boundary of Tp 44; thence east along said boundary to the easterly shoreline of Lake Winnipegosis; thence generally southerly along said shoreline to the north boundary of Tp 35; thence east along said boundary to the east boundary of R 15 W 1; thence south along said boundary to the southerly shoreline of Lake Manitoba (west of Steeprock Point); thence generally southeasterly along the southerly and westerly shorelines of said lake to the northwesterly corner of the Rural Municipality of Portage La Prairie; thence generally southerly along the westerly limit of said rural municipality to the southerly limit of the Rural Municipality of North Norfolk; thence generally westerly along the southerly limit of the rural municipalities of North Norfolk, North Cypress, Elton and Daly to the easterly limit of Sioux Valley Dakota Nation Indian Reserve; thence southerly along said limit and the easterly limit of the Rural Municipality of Woodworth to the southerly limit of said rural municipality; thence westerly along said limit and the southerly limit of Sioux Valley Dakota Nation Indian Reserve to the westerly limit of the Rural Municipality of Woodworth; thence northerly along said limit to the southerly limit of the Rural Municipality of Miniota; thence westerly along the southerly limit of the rural municipalities of Miniota and Archie to the west boundary of the Province of Manitoba; thence north along said boundary to the point of commencement.

Excluding that part of the City of Brandon located in the Rural Municipality of Elton known as Brandon Airport.

Elmwood—Transcona

(Population: 84,910)

(Map 2)

Consisting of that part of the City of Winnipeg described as follows: commencing at the intersection of the Red River with the northwesterly production of Oakland Avenue; thence southeasterly along said production and Oakland Avenue to Raleigh Street; thence southwesterly along said street to McLeod Avenue; thence southeasterly and easterly along said avenue and Grassie Boulevard to the easterly limit of the City of Winnipeg; thence southerly, easterly, generally southerly, westerly, southerly and westerly along said limit to Plessis Road (St. Boniface Road); thence northerly along said road to the Canadian National Railway; thence westerly along said railway to Lagimodiere Boulevard; thence southerly along said boulevard to the southeasterly production of Mission Street; thence northwesterly along said production and Mission Street to the Canadian Pacific Railway; thence northerly, northwesterly and westerly along said railway to the Red River; thence generally northerly along said river to the point of commencement.

Kildonan—St. Paul

(Population: 80,936)

(Map 2)

Consisting of:

  • (a) the rural municipalities of East St. Paul and West St. Paul; and

  • (b) that part of the City of Winnipeg lying northeasterly and northerly of a line described as follows: commencing at the intersection of the easterly limit of the City of Winnipeg (Plessis Road) with Grassie Boulevard; thence westerly and northwesterly along said boulevard and McLeod Avenue to Raleigh Street; thence northeasterly along said street to Oakland Avenue; thence northwesterly along said avenue and its northwesterly production to the Red River; thence southwesterly along said river to the southeasterly production of Kingsbury Avenue; thence northwesterly along said production and Kingsbury Avenue to Main Street; thence southwesterly along said street to Kingsbury Avenue; thence northwesterly along said avenue to Watson Street; thence northeasterly along said street to Leila Avenue; thence northwesterly along said avenue to Pipeline Road; thence southerly along said road to Adsum Drive; thence westerly along said drive to Dr. Jose Rizal Way; thence northerly along said way to Jefferson Avenue; thence westerly along said avenue to the westerly limit of the City of Winnipeg (Brookside Boulevard).

Portage—Lisgar

(Population: 89,101)

(Map 1)

Consisting of that part of the Province of Manitoba described as follows: commencing at the intersection of the south boundary of said province with the westerly limit of the Rural Municipality of Pembina; thence generally northerly along said limit to the southerly limit of the Rural Municipality of Lorne; thence westerly and northerly along the southerly and westerly limits of said rural municipality to the southerly limit of the Rural Municipality of Victoria; thence westerly, northerly and easterly along the southerly, westerly and northerly limits of said rural municipality and the northerly limit of the Rural Municipality of South Norfolk to the westerly limit of the Rural Municipality of Portage La Prairie; thence generally northerly, generally easterly and generally southerly along the westerly, northerly and easterly limits of said rural municipality to the Assiniboine River; thence generally southeasterly along said river to the easterly limit of the Rural Municipality of Cartier; thence southerly along said limit to the northerly limit of the Rural Municipality of Macdonald; thence generally easterly and generally southerly along the northerly and easterly limits of said rural municipality to the northerly limit of the Rural Municipality of Morris; thence easterly and generally southwesterly along the northerly, easterly and southerly limits of said rural municipality to the easterly limit of the Rural Municipality of Rhineland; thence generally southerly along said limit to the south boundary of the Province of Manitoba; thence west along said boundary to the point of commencement.

Excluding the Town of Morris.

Provencher

(Population: 90,437)

(Map 1)

Consisting of:

  • (a) that part of the Province of Manitoba described as follows: commencing at the intersection of the south boundary of said province with the westerly limit of the Rural Municipality of Montcalm; thence generally northerly and easterly along the westerly and northerly limits of said rural municipality to the westerly limit of the Rural Municipality of De Salaberry; thence northerly along said limit to the southerly limit of the Rural Municipality of Ritchot; thence westerly, generally northerly and generally northeasterly along the southerly, westerly and northerly limits of said rural municipality to the westerly limit of the Rural Municipality of Springfield; thence generally northerly, generally northeasterly and generally easterly along the westerly and northerly limits of said rural municipality to the westerly limit of the Rural Municipality of Reynolds; thence northerly and easterly along the westerly and northerly limits of said rural municipality to the westerly limit of the Rural Municipality of Whitemouth; thence northerly and generally easterly along the westerly and northerly limits of said rural municipality to the easterly limit of the Rural Municipality of Lac du Bonnet; thence northerly along the easterly limit of the rural municipalities of Lac du Bonnet, Pinawa and Lac du Bonnet to the southerly limit of the Rural Municipality of Alexander; thence easterly and generally northerly along the southerly and easterly limits of said rural municipality to the north boundary of Tp 16; thence east along said boundary to the east boundary of the Province of Manitoba; thence south and west along the east and south boundary of said province to the point of commencement; and

  • (b) the Town of Morris.

Saint Boniface

(Population: 87,364)

(Map 2)

Consisting of that part of the City of Winnipeg described as follows: commencing at the intersection of the Red River with the Canadian Pacific Railway; thence easterly, southeasterly and southerly along said railway to Mission Street; thence southeasterly along said street and its southeasterly production to Lagimodiere Boulevard; thence northerly along said boulevard to the Canadian National Railway; thence southeasterly along said railway to Plessis Road; thence southerly along said road to the easterly limit of the City of Winnipeg (St. Boniface Road); thence southerly and generally southwesterly along said limit to the Seine River; thence generally northwesterly along said river to the northeasterly production of Meadowood Drive; thence southwesterly along said production, Meadowood Drive and Riverbend Avenue to Minnetonka Street; thence southerly along said street to Woodlawn Avenue; thence southwesterly along said avenue and Settlers Road to the northwesterly limit of the assessment parcel of St.Amant Centre (440 River Road); thence southwesterly and southeasterly along the northwesterly and southwesterly limits of said parcel and its southeasterly production to the Red River; thence westerly and generally northerly along said river to the point of commencement.

Selkirk—Interlake

(Population: 91,471)

(Map 1)

Consisting of:

  • (a) the rural municipalities of: Alexander, Armstrong, Bifrost, Brokenhead, Coldwell, Eriksdale, Fisher, Gimli, Lac du Bonnet, Pinawa, Rockwood, Rosser, St. Andrew, St. Clements, St. François Xavier, St. Laurent, Siglunes, Victoria Beach and Woodlands;

  • (b) the City of Selkirk; the towns of Winnipeg Beach and Powerview-Pine Falls; the Village of Dunnottar;

  • (c) Brokenhead Indian Reserve No. 4 and Dog Creek Indian Reserve No. 46;

  • (d) that part of the Rural Municipality of Grahamdale lying south of the north boundary of Tp 25; and

  • (e) that part of the Province of Manitoba described as follows: commencing at the intersection of the northeasterly corner of the Rural Municipality of Bifrost with the southerly shoreline of Washow Bay in Lake Winnipeg at approximate latitude 51°22′24″N and longitude 96°53′54″W; thence generally southerly and generally northeasterly along the shorelines of said bay to the northeasternmost point of Anderson Point; thence northeasterly in a straight line across Lake Winnipeg to the mouth of an unnamed stream on the easterly shoreline of said lake at approximate latitude 51°26′40″N and longitude 96°31′45″W; thence generally southerly along the easterly shoreline of Lake Winnipeg to a point at approximate latitude 51°09′22″N and longitude 96°24′28″W; thence westerly in a straight line to latitude 51°08′01″N and longitude 96°30′01″W; thence southwesterly in a straight line to latitude 50°57′35″N and longitude 96°48′04″W; thence northwesterly in a straight line to a point at approximate latitude 51°02′15″N and longitude 96°57′37″W located on the easterly limit of the Rural Municipality of Bifrost; thence generally northerly along said limit to the point of commencement.

Winnipeg Centre

(Population: 82,026)

(Map 2)

Consisting of that part of the City of Winnipeg described as follows: commencing at the intersection of the Red River with the Assiniboine River; thence generally westerly along the Assiniboine River to the southerly production of Ferry Road; thence northerly along said production and Ferry Road to the easterly limit of the Winnipeg International Airport; thence generally northerly along said limit to Notre Dame Avenue; thence westerly along said avenue to the westerly limit of the City of Winnipeg (Brookside Boulevard); thence northerly along said limit to the main line of the Canadian Pacific Railway; thence southeasterly along said railway to the Red River; thence generally southwesterly along said river to the point of commencement.

Winnipeg North

(Population: 90,387)

(Map 2)

Consisting of that part of the City of Winnipeg described as follows: commencing at the intersection of the Red River with the main line of the Canadian Pacific Railway; thence northwesterly along said railway to the westerly limit of the City of Winnipeg (Brookside Boulevard); thence northerly along said limit to Jefferson Avenue; thence easterly along said avenue to Dr. Jose Rizal Way; thence southerly along said way to Adsum Drive; thence easterly along said drive to Pipeline Road; thence northerly along said road to Leila Avenue; thence southeasterly along said avenue to Watson Street; thence southwesterly along said street to Kingsbury Avenue; thence southeasterly along said avenue to Main Street; thence northerly along said street to Kingsbury Avenue; thence southeasterly along said avenue and its southeasterly production to the Red River; thence generally southerly along said river to the point of commencement.

Winnipeg South

(Population: 86,147)

(Map 2)

Consisting of that part of the City of Winnipeg described as follows: commencing at the intersection of the Red River with the southeasterly production of the southwesterly limit of the assessment parcel of St.Amant Centre (440 River Road); thence northwesterly and northeasterly along said production and the southwesterly and northwesterly limits of said parcel to Settlers Road; thence northeasterly along said road and Woodlawn Avenue to Minnetonka Street; thence northerly along said street to Riverbend Avenue; thence northeasterly along said avenue, Meadowood Drive and its easterly production to the Seine River; thence generally southeasterly along said river to the easterly limit of the City of Winnipeg; thence generally southerly, generally southwesterly and generally northerly along the easterly, southerly and westerly limits of said city to McGillivray Boulevard; thence northeasterly along said boulevard to Pembina Highway; thence southerly along said highway to Bishop Grandin Boulevard; thence easterly along said boulevard to the Red River; thence generally southerly along said river to the point of commencement.

Winnipeg South Centre

(Population: 87,176)

(Map 2)

Consisting of that part of the City of Winnipeg described as follows: commencing at the intersection of the Assiniboine River with the northerly production of Park Boulevard North; thence southerly along said production and Park Boulevard North to Corydon Avenue; thence westerly along said avenue to Shaftesbury Boulevard; thence southerly along said boulevard and McCreary Road to the westerly limit of the City of Winnipeg (Finkelstein Road); thence easterly along said limit to McGillivray Boulevard; thence northeasterly along said boulevard to Pembina Highway; thence southerly along said highway to Bishop Grandin Boulevard; thence easterly along said boulevard to the Red River; thence generally northerly along said river to the Assiniboine River; thence generally westerly along said river to the point of commencement.