Oct 03, 2012
The City of Mississauga is set to advocate for federal ridings that do not split municipal
borders and is to propose options to the Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission to ensure
Malton is included - intact in a Mississauga riding.
A corporate report, at General Committee this week included three options for revised electoral
boundaries that prevent the continued sharing of the riding Bramalea-Gore. The three options
recognize the City's boundaries, growth, communities of interest and physical features. In
2002, the cities of Mississauga and Brampton appeared before the commission advocating
Mississauga and Brampton should not share electoral boundaries.
"The arguments made by the City of Mississauga in 2002 are more significant today,"
said City Solicitor Mary Ellen Bench. "The federal electoral districts proposed by the
City respect municipal boundaries and accurately reflect the change on population over the last
ten years to provide effective representation to the citizens of Mississauga."
The Federal Electoral Boundaries
Commission for Ontario is responsible for establishing or readjusting electoral boundaries.
Representations to the Commission for Mississauga will be heard on October 31, 2012 at 10 a.m.
at the Mississauga Central Library. The electoral boundaries will be in effect for the federal
election in 2015.
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 focusing on delivering services, implementing its Strategic Plan,
delivering value for money and maintaining infrastructure.
Senior Communications Advisor, Transportation & Works
Phone: 905-615-3200 x5046