Back in November a resident (Paul Virdo) noticed that for federal elections, the electoral commission was proposing splitting Milton into two parts, merging northern part in a Halton Hills riding and the southern part with Burlington. I wrote about it on my blog (here and here) and other local papers covered the issue.
I made a motion asking the council to unanimously voice its concern to the Commission, urging it to put all of Milton in tact in a “Milton” riding. The town clerk, along with the mayor and many of us councillors, went to the commission’s hearing and made a strong case for Milton.
Fortunately, the Commission listened. It is now creating a brand new riding of Milton which includes the town of Milton and some parts of rural Burlington.
It is a great news. More importantly, it was amazing to see people from all political backgrounds to come out in support for a new Milton riding. Although Halton Hills opposed a Milton riding, this is overall a great news for Milton as it deserves an MP focused on Milton issues.