Trudeau Liberals Working to Do a U.S. Republican-Style Gerrymandering Job on Our Electoral Ridings
A Brief News Commentary by Niagara At Large reporter and publisher Doug Draper
Posted August 26th, 2022 on Niagara At Large
If you voted in the last federal and provincial elections, many of you in Niagara might just as well say goodbye to the candidate you voted for.
The Trudeau government doesn’t give a damn who you voted for in those elections. It is redrawing the lines on election riding maps in ways that many of us in Niagara will lose whoever the MP or MPP it was we voted for.
Just to take the riding I live – the Riding of Niagara Centre now represented by federal Liberal MP Vance Badawey and provincial NDP MPP Jeff Burch – Trudeau’s army of bureaucrats took out their Donald Trump sharpies and drew lines around all of Thorold that would now place it in the Niagara West Riding, where federal and provincial Tories rule.
I didn’t vote for Tories in the last federal or provincial elections, or in any elections going back more than 40 years, but thanks to Trudeau and company, I might very likely, according to these new riding maps, have them as my MPs and MPPs.
It is disgusting that a bunch of Trudeau bureaucrats in Ottawa can do this.
And why? Why isn’t Trudeau spending more time doing something about the billions of dollars of our money he is giving away in subsidies to a tar sands industry that is ravaging our environment?
Instead he and his Liberals are working to gerrymander our ridings like the Trump Republicans in the United States do.
I will have more to say about this in the days ahead, including information on where you can speak out.
Doug Draper, Niagara At Large
(A Footnote from Doug Draper at NAL – In theory, the three-member commission that is proposing the election boundary changes is “independent.” However, these three individuals were appointed by government- at least two of them by the Speaker of the House of Commons who happens to be a Liberal MP. So by placing the responsibility for this on the Trudeau government, I believe I am simply pinning the tail on the donkey here.)
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