Ontario to create 2 new northern ridings, one primarily Indigenous

TORONTO-Ontario’s north is set to get two more seats in time for next year’s provincial election, one of which would be a primarily Indigenous riding. The Liberal government will introduce legislation in the fall to implement two new ridings called Kiiwetinoong and Mushkegowuk, Attorney General Yasir Naqvi announced Tuesday. Those two new ridings, in addition to 15 others already planned across the rest of the province, would bring Ontario’s provincial total up to 124. The government had tasked a Far North Electoral Boundaries Commission with looking at whether the region needed one or two more ridings and it said the overwhelming majority of feedback it received was that two should be created. That means the area would include: the riding of Kiiwetinoong, a majority Indigenous riding; Mushkegowuk, a majority Francophone…

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