Lo­cal MP fight­ing for Que­bec seats

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS -

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%.

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Comp­ton – Stanstead MP Jean Rousseau

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