"We can't allow things that are inaccurate to stand." — The Word of Our Dan, February 19, 2008.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Thirty-eight (II)

Alan Hall has gone back to the drawing board with some slightly changed assumptions, and drawn up another 38-district electoral map.

Hello, radio listeners.

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At 11:10 PM, January 22, 2015 , Blogger Alan Hall said...

Bill 42 doesn't allow any district (other than Torngat Mountains) to be more than 25% below the provincial quotient. Using 2011 Census figures, how large does the House of Assembly have to be so that Cartwright--L'Anse au Clair can remain intact?


At 12:46 AM, January 23, 2015 , Blogger WJM said...

Keith Russell (PC, Lake Melville) just announced in the House that gov't will introduce an amendment to grandfather four seats for Labrador.

At 11:58 AM, January 23, 2015 , Blogger Simon Lono said...

Time for a new map based on Labrador getting 4 and a total of 40 seats....?

At 11:04 PM, January 24, 2015 , Blogger Alan Hall said...

If the provincial commission used the same rules as the recent federal electoral boundaries commissions, it would make things much easier. You could take the four existing Labrador districts, the 17 Island districts from my first map, and the 19 Avalon districts from my second map and come up with a pretty good set of boundaries.

The problem is that it doesn't pass muster under Bill 42. The legislation requires that all districts be within 10% of the provincial (excluding Labrador) average, with the exception of two seats that can be up to 25% away. My 'ideal' map would have 10 seats with populations between 10% and 25% of the quotient, and one (Burgeo-Bay d'Espoir) at -28.9%. I will have to do a lot of 'tweaking' before it's ready.

At 8:15 PM, January 25, 2015 , Blogger Alan Hall said...

Should Fortune Bay-Cape La Hune district be extended west to Burgeo, east to the Burin Peninsula, or north to Grand Falls-Windsor?


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