Selkirk—Interlake is a federal electoral district in Manitoba, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1976 to 1987, and since 1997.

The riding was a battleground between the New Democratic Party and conservative parties that has become more and more conservative as the years passed, and is now a safe Conservative Party seat.

The riding is located generally between Lake Winnipeg and Lake Winnipegosis and includes the northern suburbs of Winnipeg, Manitoba and the town of Selkirk, Manitoba. In addition to Selkirk, the riding includes the communities of St. Andrews, St. Clements, Rockwood, Woodlands, Brokenhead, Stonewall and Bifrost

The electoral district was originally created in 1976 from the former districts of Portage, Selkirk and Winnipeg South Centre.

It was abolished in 1987 and divided into Selkirk, Portage—Interlake, Provencher, and Churchill ridings.

It was re-created in 1996 from Selkirk—Red River, Portage—Interlake, Provencher and Churchill.


Population, 2001 86,555
Electors 67,043
Area (km²)
Population density (people per km²)

Members of Parliament

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:



Current Member of Parliament

Its Member of Parliament is James Bezan, a former rancher. He was first elected in 2004. He represents the Conservative Party of Canada. In the last parliamentary session he served as a member on the 'Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food'.

Election results

1997 - present

Total valid votes 44 219 100.00% Total rejected ballots 154 Turnout 44,373 66.6% Conservative hold Swing -4%

Total valid votes 39,637 100.00% Total rejected ballots 193 0.48% Turnout 39,830 59.41%

Total valid votes 40,751 100.00% Total rejected ballots 104 0.25% Turnout 40,855 66.65%

Total valid votes 38,650 100.00% Total rejected ballots 258 0.66% Turnout 38,908 65.48%

1979 - 1988

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