Rural Complaints About Redrawn Electoral Maps
When electoral boundaries are redrawn in Canada, two things are certain: one, rural areas will lose seats as a result of their declining population and urban areas will concomitantly gain seats; and two, rural representatives will complain mightily about it, bringing up intangible appeals to fairness (e.g., geographic area represented) to counter the basic principle of equal representation by population. See for example, the cases of Quebec and British Columbia; something must be in the air — must be the census results? — because these stories were filed only a day apart.
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