|The Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for Ontario is proposing changes to the current ridings map based on the latest census data. In their proposed changes, they are considering consolidating the current 10 districts into 9. This would mean the elimination of the Algoma-Kapuskasing-Manitoulin riding, with the communities being redistributed among the redrawn ridings. This also means one less Northern Ontario representative in the House of Commons.
The commission is also recommending that Ontario’s Far North become one electoral district called Kiiwetinnong-Mushkegowuk covering 520,307km, most of which does not have road access, and a population of mostly Indigenous Peoples.
You can read the proposal and view the new proposed electoral ridings by clicking here.
A series of in-person and online public hearings will be conducted this fall to discuss the new ridings.
- Oct. 3 at The Forest Inn & Conference Centre in Sioux Lookout
- Oct. 4 at 6:30 p.m. at Douglas Family Art Centre – The Muse in Kenora
- Oct. 11 at 6:30 p.m. at The Senator Hotel in Timmins
- Oct. 26 at 6:30 p.m. online, a link to be provided to participants at a later date
- Oct. 29 at 12 p.m. online, a link to be provided to participants at a later date
To register for one of the virtual meetings, please click here.
To submit your comments on the proposal, please click here.