Sparse Turn-Out For Electoral Boundaries Meeting

Posted on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 08:36 AM

The electoral map in northern Ontario could look much different by the end of October.

That's the deadline the province has given itself to create new ridings in time for the next provincial election.

Joyce Pelletier is the chair of the Far North Electoral Boundaries Commission and says they have a deadline of August 1st to have a final recommendation for the Attorney General.

Four sample maps have already been drafted, which show both Kenora and Dryden at the very northern edge of a re-drawn Kenora-Rainy River Riding, leaving Grassy Narrows, White Dog and Lac Seul in a proposed new riding which includes a number of fly-in communities in the far north. 

Pelletier says the commission will likely return to Kenora for more feedback, once the final draft of the riding re-distribution has been approved by the province

The consultations sessions continue today in Wabauskang and Dryden.