It’s really beyond me why the federal government is going to screw Ontario out of ten additional seats in parliament. Except it’s not, it’s a blatantly partisan move by a party that views everything as a partisan opportunity – the Conservatives do better in Alberta and BC, it’s that simple. I guess “representation by population” is passe, now we have “representation by partisanship.”
The next step for the Conservatives I suppose is to attempt to politicize the drawing of riding maps – that’s the way it’s done in the US. Here comes the gerrymandering. Don’t believe me? It’s already been tried by Tories in PEI.