Commission recommends new electoral boundaries
The proposed new federal electoral boundaries for Saskatoon.
Published Tuesday, January 29, 2013 2:45PM CST
Last civic election Saskatoon voters cast their ballots in new electoral boundaries.
A new ruling by the Saskatchewan commission on electoral districts could mean voters will once again have to get used to new lines in the sand, but this time, it will effect federal elections.
The ruling was in favour of splitting up federal ridings between rural and urban boundaries.
The Saskatoon-Wanuskewin and Saskatoon-Rosetown-Biggar riding would be eliminated. Saskatoon’s west side would become one riding unto itself called Saskatoon-west, and the Saskatoon-Humbolt riding would be reduced to cover the northwest part of the city.
The Blackstrap riding would also be scaled back, and renamed Saskatoon-Grasswood.
Several other rural ridings would be re-drawn to facilitate the changes.
The proposed changes have been tabled in Parliament.