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
Once finalized, the electoral boundaries will be in effect for the federal election in
"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
Previously, Malton was divided between the ridings of Mississauga-Brampton South and
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
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.
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