“Quebec is scrapping a plan to eliminate the Montreal riding of Sainte-Marie–Saint-Jacques, which is currently represented by Québec Solidaire MNA Manon Massé.”
The decision was announced on Thursday March 2 by the Directeur général des élections du Québec. MNA Manon Massé called the decision a victory for the people living in the riding. The chief electoral officer also decided to retain the riding of Westmount-Saint-Louis.
The QCGN mentioned that the loss of such riding would mean one less seat in the National Assembly representing the English-speaking community’s interests. Instead, the DGEQ decided to go ahead with a prior plan to merge the ridings of Mont-Royal and Outremont into a single riding.