“A proposal to eliminate a provincial riding with a large anglophone population could damage the community’s political voice, according to a prominent Anglo lobby group.”
A proposed electoral map would have the riding of Westmount-Saint-Louis split in two to join the riding of Notre-Dame-de-Grâce and the newly-created downtown riding of Ville-Marie. The result would be one less seat in the National Assembly, said Geoffrey Chambers, vice-president of the QCGN.
The proposed revisions also sparked discontent in Saint-Marie-Saint-Jacques riding where its MNA Manon Massé could lose her seat with the re-drawing. The process is contested since no consultation was made prior to those changes.