New Federal Electoral Map proposed

VANCOUVER, B.C. – The Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for British Columbia has proposed minor changes to the Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies riding.

If this proposal moves forward, the Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies riding would see a small part of Prince George added.

The riding already includes parts of the city.

Even with the proposed change, the riding’s population would increase to 116,962 from 110,995 in 2016.

The proposal would also mean the number of seats allocated to B.C. increases from 42 to 43.

The electoral quota is calculated by dividing the province’s population by the number of electoral districts it has, according to the commission.

In B.C., the quota for each electoral district is 116,300, which is 5,000,879 divided by 43 electoral districts, the commission says.

The riding still encompasses the entire northeast corner of the province and extends down the Alberta border to Canoe River.

It has been developed through an independent and non-partisan process, says a release from the commission.

Currently, there are two electoral boundary redistribution processes underway, but the Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission is only responsible for the federal electoral districts.

The proposal reflects the province’s increase in population, which is up to 5,000,879 in the 2021 Census.

The Commission is holding public hearings to gather feedback on these proposed boundaries, with one being held in Prince George on June 22nd at 7:00 P.M.

For more information on when and where the hearings are, click here.

To view the proposed districts, visit the Redistrubtrion Federal Electoral Districts website.

To view the interactive map, click here.

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