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Alberta redrawn

The province's Tory government to add four ridings to legislature

Ed Stelmach’s Alberta Progressive Conservatives are planning to redraw the province’s electoral map to include four new constituencies—an excellent way to grow the size of the party’s caucus in pro-Tory Alberta. The Tories argue the province needs the new MLAs because of Alberta’s population growth over the boom years. The Alberta Liberals worry aloud about gerrymandering. “We need another MLA in the province like we need a hole in the head,” Liberal leader David Swann told the Calgary Herald. “They’re using numbers (of MLAs) to advance their interests. That’s been their agenda.”

Calgary Herald

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