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City of Mississauga Proposes Federal Ridings that Recognize Municipal Boundaries

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.

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Related Links:
   Submissions to the Commission
   FederalElectoralBoundaries


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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