Published on Monday August 27, 2012 on Global News.
A new electoral map released on Monday would give Ontario’s sprawling suburbs more representation in the House of Commons in the near future. Although determined by population growth, several of the new Ontario seats lie in areas where the Conservatives did well during the last election, areas like Brampton, Durham, Ottawa and Mississauga.
But that doesn’t mean they will be a lock for the party, according to Barry Kay, an associate professor of political science at Wilfred Laurier University. “The more urban ridings are more competitive between the Conservatives and one of the other parties,” he said. “There would be ridings where the Conservatives won last time if you look at the results the Liberals would be very competitive in a lot of those new ridings”, he said. More...