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Fort Whyte

The 2011+ boundaries for Fort Whyte highlighted in red.

Fort Whyte is a provincial electoral division in the Canadian province of Manitoba. It was created in 1999, after the provincial electoral boundaries commission determined that southwestern Winnipeg had experienced enough population growth to deserve an extra seat. Fort Whyte was created from territory formerly belonging to Fort Garry and St. Norbert.

Fort Whyte is bordered on the east by Fort Garry and St. Norbert, to the south by St. Norbert, to the north by River Heights and Tuxedo, and to the west by Charleswood and Morris.

The constituency's population in 1996 was 19,396. The average family income in 1999 was $78,422, the second-highest in the province. The unemployment rate is 4.00%, and only 4% of the population is above 65 years of age. Almost 30% of the population have university degrees, once again the second highest rating in the province. Health and social services account for 13% of Fort Whyte's industry, with a further 12% in educational services.

Fort Whyte is an ethnically diverse constituency, with an immigrant population of 21%. Eight per cent of the riding's residents are Chinese, 5% are German and 4% are East Indian.

The constituency has been held by the Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba for its entire existence, and has always been comfortably safe for that party. The riding's first MLA, John Loewen, won it handily in 1999 even as the Tories were soundly defeated by the New Democratic Party of Manitoba in that year's provincial election. On September 23, 2005, Loewen announced that he was leaving provincial politics to seek the Liberal Party of Canada's nomination for Charleswood—St. James—Assiniboia. He formally resigned from the legislature on September 26.

On December 13, 2005,

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