Electoral Map to Favour Rural Communities

December 11, 2010

Parliament is in the process of drawing up a new electoral map, but a bill that would have awarded more seats to Ontario, Alberta and BC is being shelved. The original decision to give these provinces more seats was based on recent census numbers that showed large population increases in urban and suburban areas. Pressure from Quebec and the Atlantic provinces seems to be behind the decision to shelve the bill. Read the article in the Globe and Mail.