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|Manitoba electoral district|
|Provincial electoral district|
|Legislature||Legislative Assembly of Manitoba|
Interlake is a provincial electoral division in the Canadian province of Manitoba. It was created by redistribution in 1979, and has formally existed since the 1981 provincial election. Previously, much of the Interlake region was included in the constituency of St. George. As its name implies, Interlake is located between Lake Winnipeg and Lake Manitoba, in the mid-northern section of the province.
Interlake is bordered to the east by Lake Winnipeg, to the south by Lakeside and Gimli, to the north by Swan River, and to the west by Lake Manitoba. Communities in the riding include Arborg, Riverton, Ashern, Fraserwood. The Black and Deer Islands are also located in the riding.
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 New Democratic Party since its creation. That ended with the 2016 election. In 1995, local members of the Progressive Conservative Party attempted to rig the voting results by promoting a candidate from Independent Native Voice, a minor party. The plan was unsuccessful, but caused a major provincial scandal when its details were revealed to the public in 1998-99.
The current MLA is Progressive Conservative Derek Johnson. He is the riding's first PC MLA since it was created.
List of provincial representatives
|Name||Party||Took Office||Left Office|
|Derek Johnson||Prog. Cons.||2016||present|
|Manitoba general election, 2016|
|Progressive Conservative||Derek Johnson||3,685||52.51||+7.09|
|New Democratic||Tom Nevakshonoff||1,428||19.40||-31.06|
|Total valid votes||7,361||100.0|
|Source: Elections Manitoba|
|Manitoba general election, 2011: Interlake|
|New Democratic||Tom Nevakshonoff||3,374||50.46|
|Progressive Conservative||Steve Lupky||2,903||43.42|
|Total valid votes||6,686||100.00|
|Rejected and declined votes||30||0.45|
|Manitoba general election, 2007: Interlake|
|New Democratic||Tom Nevakshonoff||4,047||59.30||$19,408.47|
|Progressive Conservative||Gary Wasylowski||2,445||35.82||$24,946.26|
|Total valid votes||6,801||99.63|
|Rejected and declined votes||25|
- (x)Tom Nevakshonoff (NDP) 3858
- Betty Green (PC) 1796
- Leslie Jacobson (L) 397
|Manitoba general election, 1999: Interlake|
|New Democratic||Tom Nevakshonoff||3,809||48.18||$22,797.00|
|Progressive Conservative||Betty Green||3,260||41.24||$28,978.73|
|Total valid votes||7,839||99.73|
|Rejected and declined votes||66|
- "Results: 41st General Election". Elections Manitoba. 19 April 2016. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
- http://www.electionsmanitoba.ca/en/Results/39_division_results/39_interlake_summary_results.html - 2007 results
- http://www.electionsmanitoba.ca/apps/results/37gen/pbp.asp?ED=18 - 1999 Results