Comp­ton-Stanstead rid­ing may grow

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Vic­to­ria Vanier

In an ex­er­cise that takes place ev­ery ten years, the Fed­eral Elec­toral Bound­aries Com­mis­sion has pro­posed sev­eral changes to the Comp­ton-Stanstead rid­ing, presently held by New Demo­cratic Party MP, Jean Rousseau.

Those changes would see the ad­di­tion of the City of Sher­brooke to the rid­ing, ex­cept for the Bor­oughs of Jac­ques Cartier and Mont Belle­vue, and parts of the Bor­oughs of Fleu­ri­mont and Bromp­ton. The rid­ing now con­sists of the Re­gional Mu­nic­i­pal Coun­ties of Coat­i­cook and the Haut St. Fran­cois, eight of the Mem­phrem­a­gog MRC’s mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties, and the mu­nic­i­pal­ity of Stoke.

This re­vi­sion takes place af­ter the cen­sus is taken, to re­flect changes in pop­u­la­tion and growth. A pub­lic hear­ing re­gard­ing pos­si­ble changes to the bound­aries of the Comp­ton-Stanstead rid­ing was held in Sher­brooke on Oc­to­ber 26th, 2012, at the Sher­brooke Court House.

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