The Manitoba Electoral Divisions boundaries Commission held a public hearing at the Sam Waller Museums Rotary Room on Wednesday night on proposed electoral boundary changes in the province. Electoral boundaries are required to be reviewed every ten years and the review will help to ensure that all Manitobans receive effective representation and voting equality.
A representative from Opaskwayak Cree Nation came forward to voice his concern about the downsizing of provincial boundaries in Northern Manitoba saying it would reduce Northern Representation and felt that the current electoral boundaries are fine and don’t need to be fixed.
One of the new proposed boundaries is called Flin Flon-The Pas and The Pas MLA Amanda Lathlin stated at the hearing these proposed electoral boundaries would increase travel time for MLA’s and decrease time spent with families and people in their constituencies.
The commission wants to ensure that this is done right and they want the public involved in this proposal. They will continue to have public hearings until September 20th and you can voice your concerns or support for these changes online at boundariescommission.mb.ca until October 1st.
The website also has a map of the proposed boundary changes.