The 2011 boundaries of Assiniboia highlighted in red.
Assiniboia is a provincial electoral division in the Canadian province of Manitoba. It was first created for the 1879 provincial election, was eliminated in 1888, and was re-established in 1903. It is located in the westernmost tip of the City of Winnipeg.
The riding was dominated by the Liberals from 1949 until 1977, and then by the Progressive Conservatives from 1977 to 1999. The New Democratic Party of Manitoba's (NDP) victory in 1999 was completely unexpected, and occurred by a margin of only three votes.
The current MLA is New Democrat Jim Rondeau, who was re-elected in the provincial election of 2003 with over 60% support. Rondeau won handily again in the 2007 provincial election. Given Rondeau's personal popularity, it remains to be seen whether the riding will become "safe" for the New Democrats in the long-term.