Public hearings for the Federal Election Boundaries Commission scheduled for Brandon and Dauphin have been cancelled because of a “very small number of requests to appear.”
The commission has been travelling through the province to give people a chance to comment or offer suggestions to the commission about upcoming changes to federal riding boundaries. Manitoba is not expected to see an increase in the number of Members of Parliament residents elect. Currently, there are 14 MPs for the province.
However, significant changes are proposed for Brandon-Souris. The riding currently named Dauphin-Swan River-Marquette could have its name changed to Dauphin-Swan River-Neepawa and significant boundary changes are expected there as well.
More information on the proposed boundary changes can be obtained online at federal-redistribution.ca .
Those wishing to make a presentation to the commission can still do so by teleconference. Appointments to speak with the commission can be made by calling 1-855-747-7226 or by email at email@example.com.
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Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition October 12, 2012