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Proposed new federal districts in Ontario would cut seats in northern Toronto

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The Canadian Press

The Canadian Press

Sarah Ritchie

People sit and watch storm clouds passing by the skyline in Toronto on Tuesday, June 8, 2021.
People sit and watch the storm clouds Looking past the Toronto skyline on Tuesday, June 8, 2021. Photo Credit: Frank Gunn /THE CANADIAN PRESS

Ottawa — Redraw of Ontario's federal election map The committee in charge of the is proposing an overhaul to account for changes in where people live.

Under the proposal, Toronto and Northern Ontario each lost his one horsemanship, leaving the eastern and northern Greater Toronto areas of central Ontario, and the Guelph and Brampton areas. A new district is created in .

The Constitution calls for a review of electoral districts every 10-year census, and new federal law mandates that each state maintain at least her 2019 legislative figure.

This change means that Quebec will return from her current 77 seats to her 78 seats when the boundaries are redrawn.

He will have 2024 at the earliest for a new map to be installed for the general election.

Ontario's Boundary Commission takes into account data from the 2021 Census in an attempt to address overrepresentation in some areas — including in Toronto, Durham, Dufferin and Caledon etc. is underestimated.

Toronto's population growth rate will be lower than the rest of Ontario from 2011 to 2021, and there are now disparities in population density and ridership, the commission said. said.

We also take into account the number of indigenous, French-speaking, rural and urban communities to ensure that representation in the House is not diminished.

In the northern part of the state, which has experienced slow growth over the past decade, a new map will be added to her one "extraordinary situation" district to maintain horseback riding in remote areas with many indigenous peoples. Create a. community.

The district will exceed 520,000 square kilometers, but the Commission noted that there are much larger horseback rides elsewhere in the country.

The Commission is now holding public hearings. and gather feedback on the proposed map of the 122 districts.

Proposed maps have already been produced in all other states and public feedback has begun. Territories with one seat each remain unchanged.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published on August 19, 2022.

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