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Public hearings to be held on proposed changes to riding map

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Manitoba’s Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for Manitoba has proposed a new riding map for the province in advance of the 2015 federal election.

The proposed changes will be open to comment at public hearings this fall.

The commission says its aim is to keep electoral district populations close to the provincial average for the next 10 years. It says with more urban voters than rural, and projected for growth Winnipeg, 12 of Manitoba's 14 electoral districts will change.

"Population equality was a big factor for the Commission," said Richard Chartier, chair of the three-member commission and a judge of the Manitoba Court of Appeal. "But in redrawing boundaries, we strove to keep communities together and did our utmost to avoid splitting municipalities, Aboriginal communities and designated bilingual areas."

University professors Dr. Kelly Saunders and Dr. Paul Thomas are the other members of the commission.

The proposal reflects Manitoba's increase in population from 1,119,583 in 2001 to 1,208,268, as tabled in the 2011 census.

To see the proposals online, go to the commission’s website.

Public hearings are:

  • Winnipeg, Fort Garry Hotel, La Verendrye Room, Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 7 p.m.
  • Selkirk, Selkirk Inn and Conference Centre, Salon A, Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 3 p.m.
  • Winnipeg, Fort Garry Hotel, La Verendrye Room, Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. (simultaneous translation to be provided)
  • Brandon, Royal Oak Inn and Suites, Regency A, Thursday, Oct. 18 at 3 p.m.
  • Dauphin, Parkland Recreation Complex, Lion's Den Room, Friday, Oct. 19 at 9 a.m.
  • Thompson, Burntwood Hotel, Selkirk Room, Friday, Oct. 19 at 4 p.m.

To make a presentation at a hearing Manitobans are requested to send the commission notice no later than Monday, Oct. 1.

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