Charleswood–St.James–Assinboia–Headingley has part of Winnipeg's west population and the developing RM of Headingley.
Published Wednesday, September 23, 2015 2:17PM CST
Last Updated Tuesday, October 6, 2015 12:29PM CST
A riding with a long history of name changes, Charleswood–St.James–Assinboia–Headingley is home to many middle-income families and several affluent neighbourhoods.
Conservative: Steven Fletcher (I)
Green: Kevin Nichols
Liberal: Doug Eyolfson
NDP: Tom Paulley
Conservative Steven Fletcher won his fourth consecutive seat in the riding by more than 15,000 votes ahead of NDP candidate Tom Paulley.
Both are running again in this election.
- In 1996, Charleswood-Assiniboine was created from 70 per cent of Winnipeg St. James and 29 per cent from Winnipeg South.
- In Winnipeg St. James, the Liberal incumbent John Harvard, a former CBC reporter, won in 1997.
- Name was changed to Charleswood-St. James-Assiniboia in 1998, and Harvard won the new riding in 2000.
- In 2004, it became Charleswood-St. James. Harvard retired and became Lieutenant-Governor.
- That year, Conservative Steven Fletcher defeated Liberal Glen Murray, the former mayor of Winnipeg.
- The present name was re-established for the 2006 vote, won by Fletcher, who won again in 2008 and 2011.
- This riding has part of west Winnipeg and the developing RM of Headingley with a National Defence facility and the Swan Lake First Nation 8A.
- The northeast has Winnipeg’s international airport and CFB 17 Wing.
- South to the Assiniboine River are Birchwood, Silver Heights and Deer Lodge; Assiniboia has Lakewood, Murray Park, Crestview, Sturgeon Creek, Heritage Park, Westwin and Deer Lodge. All are middle-income.
- South of Assiniboine River is upscale Westdale, Roblin Park and part of wealthy Charleswood next to the Assiniboine Forest.
- Also includes River West Park, Southboine, Ridgedale and Marlton.
- St. James Industrial lost 2,000 jobs when Air Canada Technical Services, which became privately-owned Aveos, went bankrupt and closed in 2012.
- There are still aerospace firms helping a Boeing plant in Winnipeg North. Some 30 related firms are here.
- Also in the riding is Bison Transport, Mid-Canada Communications, Domtar, and Winpak with 1,700 workers.
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