Wednesday, July 18, 2012

DRASTIC REDRAW OF POLITICAL MAP

The Telegram provides some insight into the drastic changes being put forward to all but two of the provinces seven federal ridings.

 Journalist James McLeod provides coverage of the proposed change,  the rationale for the radical changes and some of the input received by the Electoral Commission.

The shift in the province's population has become a significant factor in balancing out the tidings. I can only imagine what that demographic shift will mean for the next round of provincial electoral boundary reform. The political map will be redrawn in more than one way!

P&P has written a number of posts on this round of Electoral Boundary reform.

THE LABRADOR RIDING: A SACRED COW

BIG CHANGES PROPOSED FOR NL FEDERAL RIDINGS

THE VIEW FROM OUT AROUND: NO THINKERING THIS TIME

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Peter,
Given the recent increases in the size of the house does it really matter that much how our 7 seats are divided? No matter how you look at our voice in Ottawa is but an distant echo..

It is a reality that a stagnant local population coupled with west and central regional growth means that we have a smaller voice than ever before in the big house