Manitoba’s Electoral Divisions Boundaries Commission will hold public hearings in Steinbach and other locations across the province to gather feedback from individuals and groups before finalizing the electoral division boundaries and names.
The hearings will be held from September 10 to 20 and the Commission is encouraging the public to attend.
Hearings will be held locally in Steinbach at 5pm on Tuesday September 18, 2018 in the Multipurpose Room at Mennonite Heritage Village. Other hearings will take place across the province in Winnipeg, Churchill, Dauphin, The Pas, Flin Flon, Thompson, Brandon, Beausejour, Winkler and Gimli. Those wishing to make a presentation at, or attend, a public hearing should register in advance on the website or by phone. Drop-in presenters will be allowed to present, time permitting, on a first-come, first-served basis. Everyone is welcome to attend, even if they are not presenting.
The Commission has proposed changes to all 57 existing electoral divisions. In total, 16 new names have been proposed, six inside Winnipeg and 10 outside of Winnipeg.
To register for a hearing or view the proposed electoral division boundaries, and names, visit the Commission website at boundariescommission.mb.ca.
The final report becomes law and the new boundaries go into effect for the next provincial general election, set for October 2020.