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Government proposing to create new ridings in the region –

by ahnationtalk on September 13, 2017110 Views

These reforms would result in a total of four ridings in the far north, where currently there are only two

Ontario is taking steps to create additional ridings in Northern Ontario to improve representation and ensure that people across the North have a stronger voice in the provincial legislature.

Today the government introduced legislation that would, if passed, create the ridings of Kiiwetinoong, Mushkegowuk, Timmins, and Kenora-Rainy River. If passed, these reforms would result in a total of four ridings in Ontario’s far North, where currently there are only two.

These proposed changes would implement the recommendations of the Far North Electoral Boundaries Commission — an independent commission that was tasked by the province to look at ways to improve representation for people living in northern communities, many of whom are Indigenous peoples and francophones.

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