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First Nations could influence redrawing of B.C.’s electoral map – Alaska Highway News

“Communities of interest” among Electoral Boundary Commission’s considerations, but what that means is still up in the air

Could a significant Indigenous population work to a region’s advantage when it comes to redrawing B.C.’s electoral boundaries map?

The Electoral Boundaries Commission is currently gathering public input in advance of issuing a draft proposal.

Legislation governing its proceedings requires that the EBC largely adhere to meeting an “electoral quotient” that sees the population of most ridings veer no more than 25 per cent away from the average.

That does not bode well several people-starved northern B.C. constituencies, even if the EBC can to add as many as six more ridings to the 87 currently in the legislature.

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