Tag Archive for: Westmount-Saint-Louis

Proposed new electoral map an ‘attack’ on the Anglo vote, lobby group says

“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.

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Citizens rally, start petition to save Manon Massé’s riding

“Citizens of the Sainte-Marie–Saint-Jacques provincial riding have started a petition and demonstrated Sunday to stop their district from being eliminated before the next election.”

A citizens’ movement is gaining ground against the decisions made by the Commission de la représentation électorale to remove Saint-Marie-Saint-Jacques riding from the electoral map.

Similarly, the Westmount-Saint-Louis riding might also me disappearing in order to form two new ridings, Ville Marie, with the Centre-sud district, and Westmount-Notre-Dame-de-Grâce. That decision was denounced by the QCGN since it will not provide effective representation for the natural community of Westmount.

Read the article in the Montreal Gazette

Quebec must drop plans to abandon the riding of Westmount-Saint-Louis

Montreal, February 10, 2016 –  The QCGN is disappointed that the Commission de la représentation électorale du Québec (CRE) apparently failed to follow the criteria related to the delimitation of electoral divisions by eliminating the Westmount-Saint Louis electoral division.

“The proposed electoral divisions of Ville Marie and Westmount-Notre-Dame-De-Grace will not provide effective representation for the natural community of Westmount, whose unquestionable cultural and historical heritage goes back generations,” commented Geoffrey Chambers, Vice-president of the QCGN.

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