GTA could get 15 new electoral ridings
Due to an increase in population, Ontario could be getting 15 new federal ridings.
The Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for Ontario says public hearings will be held this fall on the proposed new electoral map.
The proposed new electoral districts are located in Brampton, Cambridge, Durham, Hamilton, Markham, Mississauga, Oakville, Ottawa, Simcoe, Toronto and York.
Despite a slight population decline, the commission says the 10 electoral districts in northern Ontario should remain as a minimum for effective representation.
Ontario's population grew from 11.41 million in the 2001 census to 12.85 million in the 2011 census.
Under the Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act, the commission's main aim in redrawing boundaries is to divide the province into electoral districts as close to the average population as reasonably
(The Canadian Press)