Ridings to Watch: Charleswood–St. James–Assiniboia–Headingley and Kildonan–St. Paul MB

Ridings to Watch: Charleswood–St. James–Assiniboia–Headingley and Kildonan–St. Paul MB


WATCH ABOVE: Brandi Morin takes a look at two Winnipeg ridings that switched from Conservative to Liberal in 2015

Both ridings have significant immigrant populations, and taxes, affordability and climate change are kitchen table topics. Charleswood–St. James–Assiniboia–Headingley is a largely middle-class riding west of the downtown, where the Liberal incumbent is Doug Eyolfson, a medical doctor. He is being challenged by former city councillor Marty Morantz for the Conservatives, Ken St. George of the NDP, and former Harper cabinet minister Steven Fletcher, now running for the People’s Party of Canada.

Kildonan–St.Paul is a suburban riding north of the city core where the incumbent is MaryAnn Mihychuk, a former cabinet minister in the Trudeau government. The Conservatives are running Raquel Dancho, Evan Krosney is the New Democrat, and Rylan Reed is carrying the Green party’s banner.

 
CHARLESWOOD–ST. JAMES–ASSINIBOIA–HEADINGLEY IN 2015:

Doug Eyolfson (Liberal) won with 52% support — and a 13% margin of victory (6,123 votes) over Conservative runner-up Steven Fletcher.

Charleswood–St. James–Assiniboia–Headingley was the 151st closest race out of all 338 ridings.

Voter turnout was 73.9%.

CHARLESWOOD–ST. JAMES–ASSINIBOIA–HEADINGLEY IN NUMBERS (CENSUS 2016):

SIZE: 205.0 km2

POPULATION: 82,574 people in 2016: a change of 0.9% from 2011. The average age is 43.4, with 14.9% age 14 and under and 20.7% 65 and older.

CITIZENSHIP: 95.3% are Canadian citizens. 13.1% are immigrants. 9.8% indicated Aboriginal identity. 10.2% are visible minorities. 14.2% are 1st generation Canadians. 18.6% are 2nd generation. 67.2% are 3rd generation and older.

HOUSING: The average home value in 2016 was $333,226. Renters paid an average of $1004 per month, with 16.1% in subsidized housing. 63.9% of dwellings are single-detached houses; 8.1% are condos. 2.4% of all homes were built between 2011 and 2016.

INCOME: Median total income in 2015 was $40,661. 9.5% of people were classified as low-income (after tax) — 14.7% of children and 7.9% of seniors.

IDENTITY: Top reported ethnic origins are English: 24010 / Scottish: 20890 / Canadian: 16510 / Irish: 15495 / German: 15455

IMMIGRATION: Philippines, United Kingdom, Asia-Other, Germany, India are the top birth origins for immigrants. Philippines is the top origin for recent immigrants (2011 to 2016).

LANGUAGE: Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino), German, Spanish, Ukrainian, and Russian are the most common non-official languages. Official Mother Tongues: 84.35% English and 1.91% French.

EDUCATION: 14.2% have no degree, diploma, or certificate. 23.2% have a university bachelor’s degree or above.


 
KILDONAN–ST. PAUL IN 2015:

MaryAnn Mihychuk (Liberal) won with 42.7% support — and a 2.8% margin of victory (1,239 votes) over Conservative runner-up Jim Bell.

Kildonan–St. Paul was the 38th closest race out of all 338 ridings.

Voter turnout was 70.7%.

KILDONAN–ST. PAUL IN NUMBERS (CENSUS 2016):

SIZE: 170.5 km2

POPULATION: 84,077 people in 2016: a change of 2.8% from 2011. The average age is 42.2, with 16.1% age 14 and under and 18.7% 65 and older.

CITIZENSHIP: 92.8% are Canadian citizens. 23.5% are immigrants. 10.2% indicated Aboriginal identity. 18.4% are visible minorities. 24.4% are 1st generation Canadians. 22.3% are 2nd generation. 53.3% are 3rd generation and older.

HOUSING: The average home value in 2016 was $349,289. Renters paid an average of $956 per month, with 15.8% in subsidized housing. 67.0% of dwellings are single-detached houses; 5.3% are condos. 3.1% of all homes were built between 2011 and 2016.

INCOME: Median total income in 2015 was $37,493. 10.6% of people were classified as low-income (after tax) — 15.4% of children and 11.2% of seniors.

IDENTITY: Top reported ethnic origins are Ukrainian: 19820 / German: 16665 / English: 13320 / Canadian: 12030 / Scottish: 11565

IMMIGRATION: Philippines, Poland, India, Ukraine, Americas-Other are the top birth origins for immigrants. Philippines is the top origin for recent immigrants (2011 to 2016).

LANGUAGE: Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino), German, Ukrainian, Polish, and Punjabi (Panjabi) are the most common non-official languages. Official Mother Tongues and 69.77% English / 1.08% French.

EDUCATION: 17.8% have no degree, diploma, or certificate. 21% have a university bachelor’s degree or above.

-Compiled by Andrew Thomson