Some significant changes are in store for electoral boundaries in our region. The Manitoba Electoral Divisions Boundaries Commission has submitted its final report with changes to boundaries in 56 of the 57 provincial constituencies in Manitoba.
In our area, the Emerson constituency will be re-named Borderland in the next provincial election, and will absorb more of the rural area surrounding Morden and Winkler and elimate a portion in the northeast part of the riding that includes communities like St. Pierre and Otterburne.
Morden-Winkler constituency will shrink in size and would include less area from the R.M. of Stanley.
Midland constituency will no longer extend south to the Canada-U.S. border, but will stretch further east to include the community of Morris and north up to the Elm Creek area.
Midland's expansion eastward will eliminate the constituency of Morris and will see the creation of a new riding called Springfield-Richot.
La Verendye consituency will run from just east of Highway 59 to the Ontario border and will include the communities of St. Malo and St. Pierre.
The changes to the boundaries will take effect for the next provincial general election, to be held in 2020.