Dynamics of Rural & Northern Manitoba

The Rural Development Institute (RDI) was contacted by Elections Manitoba on behalf of the
Manitoba Electoral Divisions Boundaries Commission in November 2017 to report on the state
of rural Manitoba. Such a report was intended to inform the Commission’s broad public
consultation process as mandated by the Electoral Divisions Act. RDI is pleased to offer this
report in aid of the Commission’s deliberations. The scope of this report is to highlight
significant issues, challenges, and opportunities impacting on population changes or trends in
rural communities and regions in Manitoba.