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Larger Federal Riding Proposed in NWO

By Randy Thoms Aug 22, 2022 | 9:30 AM

Existing riding boundary marked in black. Proposed boundary changes marked in purpose.

Changes to the federal riding boundaries are proposed for northwestern Ontario.

The Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for Ontario is suggesting the riding of Thunder Bay-Rainy River take in a portion of the Kenora riding that includes the cities of Kenora and Dryden and the township of Ignace.

This would create the new riding of Kenora-Thunder Bay Rainy River.

The remaining portion of the current Kenora riding would fall under a new riding called Kiiwetinoong-Mushkegowuk.

It would be carved out of other northern Ontario ridings and stretch from the Manitoba border to the Quebec border.

The proposal reflects changes in population declines identified in the 2021 Census.

The Commission is now gathering public comment.

It will hold hearings in Kenora and Sioux Lookout in October, with virtual sessions planned for later that month.



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