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Could we lose our county’s Acadian region to a French riding?

“Let people decide,” MacMaster said.

-by Rankin MacDonald

    Nova Scotia may soon see a return to seats designated for the Acadian and African-Nova Scotia populations.
    On Thursday of last week, the committee struck to study the electoral issue released its report.
    Last April, the McNeil government created a three-member panel in response to a court battle with the Acadian Federation after the Court of Appeal ruled that the process to create the present electoral map was unconstitutional.
    The government in power at the time, the NDP, dismissed the first map created by an independent commission and ordered new boundaries.
    The panel suggested adding MLAs and looking to 2002 boundaries which included three protected Acadian seats and a protected African-Nova Scotia seat.
    The commission comprised Francene Comeau, Joëlle Dèsy, and Tracey Thomas.

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