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.