Bruce County objects to proposed changes to electoral boundaries

Bruce County Logo (Submitted)

Bruce County Council has passed a motion after agreeing the proposed new electoral district of South Huron Shores will put the county at a disadvantage.

A motion put to council said the Constitution of Canada requires federal electoral districts be reviewed after each 10-year census.

The proposed changes to the electoral boundaries will eliminate the existing riding of Huron-Bruce. The new riding would include three shoreline Bruce County communities of Kincardine, Saugeen Shores, and Huron Kinloss.  Those three municipalities make up about 35% of the population of Bruce County.

The riding of South Huron Shores would extend across four counties, including Bruce, Huron, Lambton, and Middlesex.

County Council approved a motion Thursday asking staff to submit a written objection to the Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission of Ontario.