Turtle Mountain (electoral district)

Turtle Mountain (Electoral District)

Turtle Mountain (electoral district)

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thumb|right|200px|The 1998-2011 borders for Turtle Mountain highlighted in redTurtle Mountain is a provincial electoral division in the Canadian province of Manitoba. It was created with the westward expansion of the province's borders in 1881, eliminated by redistribution in 1968, and re-established in 1979, formally returned to the electoral map with the provincial election of 1981.

Turtle Mountain is located in the southwestern region of the province. It is bordered to the north by Ste. Rose, to the west by Minnedosa and Arthur-Virden, to the east by Pembina, Carman and Portage La Prairie, and south to the American state of North Dakota.

The riding is primarily rural. Communities in the riding include Killarney, Carberry, Glenboro, Pilot Mound and MacGregor.

The riding's population in 1996 was 18,569. As of 1999, the average family income was $43,265, and the unemployment rate was 3.50%. Agriculture accounts for 37% of all industry in the riding, followed by health and social service work at 9%. Thirteen per cent of the riding's residents are German.

Turtle Mountain has been represented by the Progressive Conservative Party for most of its history, and is considered safe for that party. The current MLA is Cliff Cullen, who was elected in a 2004 by-election.

In the next election, the riding will be dissolved into the new ridings of Agassiz, Midland, and Spruce Woods.

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