Larry Maguire (PC)
The riding has existed since the 1990 election. The former Arthur and Virden ridings were PC from 1953. It is located in the southwest corner of the province on the border with the United States. The Saskatchewan/Manitoba border forms the western boundary. Communities in the riding include Virden, Elkhorn, Oak Lake, Hartney, Deloraine, Melita, Reston, and Boissevain. According to the 2001 census, agriculture continues to be an important industry in this riding, particularly in rural municipalities, while towns rely more on other industries, such as health and education.The population in 2001 was 18,385. The average family income was $47,092 with an unemployment rate of four per cent. Agriculture was the major industry (31%) followed by health and social services (11%).
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2003 turnout: 60.40%
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- Updated: Nov 30, 2007, 10:50 CST
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