New Riding now in effect

 

At the last Federal and Provincial elections, Cobourg was in the Riding Northumberland Peterborough-South – but effective with the next Federal election, the boundaries change and we will be in the new riding of Northumberland-Clarke. The main change in the Riding is that the area north of Rice Lake has gone and the Riding is now mostly Northumberland with a bit of the East end of Durham. The new boundary maps are online and can be accessed via the links in Resources below. It’s a bit confusing since the current boundaries stay in effect until a new parliament is elected. However, the next election will be held based on the new riding boundaries and names. The immediate impact will be on Riding Associations since their prime purpose is to campaign for the next election.

So let’s look at what each Party Riding Association (Electoral District Association – EDA)  is doing so far.

Conservative Party EDA

Liberal Party EDA

NDP EDA

  • No Riding Web site
  • Facebook Does not yet recognize change

Green Party EDA

  • Web site – no mention of change
  • Facebook – no mention of change
  • Note: Green Party membership is valid both Federally and Provincially.

Other Parties

No other party has a local web site or Facebook page.

Note that the new boundaries only apply to the next election so if you are not yet campaigning (e.g. the Green Party), then there’s no reason to do anything. Also note that in an election, candidates will have personal social media sites but do not now have them since an election has not yet been called.

Another thing – it’s usual for the Provincial Government to adopt the Federal Riding boundaries – but that has not yet happened.

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Evelyn
9 days ago

“The Constitution of Canada requires that federal electoral districts be reviewed after each decennial (10-year) census to reflect changes and movements in Canada’s population”

Elections Canada redistribution website.

Florence Fletcher
9 days ago

What was the rationale for changing the boundaries?

George Taylor
Reply to  Florence Fletcher
9 days ago

ridings are set by the latest census i think?

Merle Gingrich
Reply to  George Taylor
9 days ago

If they have any “census” they would leave as is.
Much to do about nothing.

Andre
Reply to  Florence Fletcher
9 days ago

You have to immediately assume gerrymandering and then explore why the current government sees an advantage, if any.

https://redecoupage-redistribution-2022.ca/ebv/en/?locale=en-ca&prov=on
is an interesting site, overall.

Gerinator
Reply to  Florence Fletcher
9 days ago

Gerrymandering?

John Draper
Reply to  Gerinator
9 days ago

I don’t think there have ever been accusations of gerrymandering in Canada. I was a presenter at the previous redistricting and saw no signs of that.