Redrawing of Saskatchewan ridings complete
OTTAWA - After a contentious debate, the final map of new federal election boundaries in Saskatchewan is complete.
A commission tasked with redrawing the map says only a few tweaks have been made after it considered objections from Conservative members of Parliament.
The overall number of seats in Saskatchewan remains at 14.
The new map will see Saskatchewan get urban-only ridings instead of urban-rural hybrids, which spread out like slices of a pie, pulling in a corner of Regina and Saskatoon along with a bigger rural area.
However, the commission has altered the boundaries of the Prince Albert riding to include the communities of Batoche, Domremy and St. Louis, and moved an area, including the village of Avonlea, to the riding of Moose Jaw-Lake Centre-Lanigan.
New riding maps were also tabled today for British Columbia and Quebec.