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Interlake was a provincial electoral division in the
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of
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. It was created by redistribution in 1979, and has formally existed since the 1981 provincial election. Previously, much of the
Interlake region The Interlake Region is an informal geographic List of regions of Manitoba, region of the Canada, Canadian Provinces and Territories of Canada, province of Manitoba that lies roughly between Lake Winnipeg and Lake Manitoba in the Canadian province ...
was included in the constituency of
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. As its name implies, Interlake was located between
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and
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, in the mid-northern section of the province. Interlake was bordered to the east by Lake Winnipeg, to the south by
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and Gimli, to the north by Swan River, and to the west by Lake Manitoba. Communities in the riding include Arborg, Riverton,
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,
Fraserwood Armstrong is a List of rural municipalities in Manitoba, rural municipality in the province of Manitoba in Western Canada. It lies in the southern area of the Interlake and was named after James William Armstrong, a Manitoba politician. History ...
. The Black and Deer Islands are also located in the riding. Prior to the
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, Interlake was abolished and its area was redistributed to the new riding of
Interlake-Gimli Interlake-Gimli is a provincial electoral district in the Provinces and territories of Canada, Canadian province of Manitoba that came into effect at the 2019 Manitoba general election. It will elect one member to the Legislative Assembly of Man ...
. In 1996, the riding's population was 18,653. In 1999, the average family income was $32,570, and the unemployment rate was 10.60%. Twenty-two per cent of the riding's residents are listed as low-income. Almost 25% of the riding's residents have less than a Grade 9 education. Agriculture accounts for 22% of Interlake's industry, followed by government services at 13%. Interlake had been represented continuously by members of the
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since its creation. That ended with the 2016 election. In 1995, local members of the
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attempted to rig the voting results by promoting a candidate from
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, a minor party. The plan was unsuccessful, but caused a major provincial scandal when its details were revealed to the public in 1998-99.


List of provincial representatives


Electoral results

- 1999 Results


Previous boundaries


References

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