Local MP fighting for Quebec seats
Yesterday, Compton/ Stanstead MP Jean Rousseau deposited a bill in the House of Commons that would see the percentage of the number of seats in Quebec remain the same. The bill proposes to give more seats to the provinces with growing populations such as British Colombia, Alberta and Ontario. Quebec would also be assured of keeping their percentage of seats at around 24%, the proportion that it had when Quebec was recognized as a nation, by Ottawa, in 2006.
The Harper government will soon deposit a bill in Parliament that aims to better represent the weight of the populations of the provinces. According to the Globe and Mail, British Colombia is expected to gain five seats, Ontario thirteen and Alberta six. Quebec would receive two additional seats. If that is the case, then the percentage of Quebec seats would go down from 24.35% to 23.05%.
Compton – Stanstead MP Jean Rousseau