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Malton's New Electoral Boundaries Within Mississauga Reflect City of Mississauga's Recommendations

Mar 12, 2013

The Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission report tabled at the House of Commons on February 25 placed Malton wholly within Mississauga reflecting recommendations made by the City of Mississauga for new electoral boundaries that respect municipal borders.

"These new boundaries respect our municipal boundaries and in so doing best protect the rights of the citizens of the City of Mississauga for effective representation," said Mayor Hazel McCallion. "The City advocated for a long time for this necessary change for residents and I am pleased to know it would be in place for the next federal election."

Once finalized, the electoral boundaries will be in effect for the federal election in 2015.

"The commission took into account a number of the City's recommendations in the suggested scenarios the City presented at the October 2012 hearing respecting adjusting boundary lines," said City Solicitor Mary Ellen Bench, "The decision to place Malton wholly within a Mississauga electoral boundary reflects the Commission's desire to respect municipal boundaries where it is possible."

The new boundaries can be viewed at: federal redistribution

Background
Previously, Malton was divided between the ridings of Mississauga-Brampton South and Bramalea-Gore-Malton.

On October 31, 2012, the City of Mississauga advocated for federal ridings that did not split municipal borders and proposed options to the Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission to ensure Malton was kept intact in a Mississauga riding.

In 2002, the cities of Mississauga and Brampton appeared before the commission advocating Mississauga and Brampton should not share electoral boundaries.

The Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for Ontario is responsible for establishing or readjusting electoral boundaries.

As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 741,000 residents and more than 54,000 businesses, including more than 60 Fortune 500 companies with Canadian head offices or major divisional head offices. A diverse, progressive and award-winning municipality located on the shores of Lake Ontario in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga is "Leading Today for Tomorrow" by focussing on delivering services, implementing its Strategic Plan, delivering value for money and maintaining infrastructure.






Media Contact:
Catherine Monast
Senior Communications Advisor, Transportation & Works
Phone: 905-615-3200 x5046
TTY:    905-896-5151
Email:   catherine.monast@mississauga.ca


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