The report by the Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for Ontario, outlining its proposed changes to the province’s federal electoral map, was tabled in the House of Commons on February 10, 2023. The report, which was sent to the Speaker of the House through the Chief Electoral Officer of Canada, will be reviewed by the House of Commons Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs.
The Commission was tasked with proposing new boundaries that, as best as possible, maintain population equality while taking into consideration social and geographic factors, including respect for communities of interest or identity and historical patterns of previous boundaries. These criteria, along with the submissions and the public feedback gathered at public hearings held between September 26 and November 8, 2022, all factored into the report recently tabled in the House.
The Commission received two submissions from neighbourhood associations concerning this district. The first submission was from the South Eglinton Davisville Residents’ Association. This association supported the proposed boundaries as it keeps the Davisville neighbourhood whole. A few submissions from individuals in the neighbourhood echoed this sentiment.
This neighbourhood was wholly in TORONTO—ST. PAUL’S after the 2003 redistribution, but was split up after the 2013 redistribution. The Commission has placed TORONTO—ST. PAUL’S eastern boundary on Bayview Avenue, keeping all of Davisville in TORONTO—ST. PAUL’S.
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