By Andrea Klassen
Kamloops This Week
Kamloops voters won’t notice much change in the latest update to B.C.’s federal electoral boundaries now under review by the House of Commons.
In it’s latest redrawing of B.C.’s electoral map, the three-member Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for British Columbia has scaled back its changes for the Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo riding.
While it had originally suggested moving 100 Mile House and portions of the Cariboo Regional District into another riding, those areas are back in the riding this time around.
In its report, the commission said submissions from the public convinced it to keep the Cariboo areas in place.
A change to the riding’s northern boundary that moves the village of Valemount into the Prince George-Peace River riding still stands.
Canada’s electoral map gets a review once every 10 years and, this time around, several of the provincial commissions are tasked with fitting new ridings into the mix.
B.C. will get six new ridings on the rejigged electoral map, all of which are located in the Lower Mainland and on Vancouver Island.
Alberta is also getting six more ridings, Ontario 15 and Quebec three.
The B.C. commission’s latest report was filed in the House of Commons on Monday, Jan. 28, for Parliament to study.
MPs will now have a chance to review and object to the report.
Final changes to the riding boundaries will come in June.
To view the map online go to http://www.redecoupage-federal-redistribution.ca.