PC’s call for fix of provincial boundaries to comply with Court of Appeal Decision

Posted at 1:43 pm on February 13, 2017 | Filed Under: News

The official opposition in the Legislature says the Government needs to come up with a fix to the province’s electoral boundaries.  Last month, the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal ruled the abolishment of the predominantly francophone ridings of Richmond, Clare and Argyle violated the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
PC House Leader Chris d’Entremont says before the next election, the province has a responsibility to make a short term fix to the problem that’s been identified by the courts.  d’Entremont says after the election, the province should take a longer term view to address minority rights in the province.

 

A fourth minority riding was also abolished when the province’s electoral boundaries were re-drawn prior to  the last provincial election, the African-Nova Scotian constituency of Preston. d’Entremont says that constituency should  also be reinstated.