tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5190378770423658202.post3603190684439877865..comments2022-11-04T10:17:25.242-04:00Comments on Canadian Election Atlas: New Brunswick boundary commission proposal announcedEarl A. Washburnhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06487571623276436603noreply@blogger.comBlogger1125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5190378770423658202.post-10208465545888546792012-07-15T15:40:44.976-04:002012-07-15T15:40:44.976-04:00New Brunswick has Miramichi at 28.7%, and four mor...New Brunswick has Miramichi at 28.7%, and four more at 22.6%, 16.8%, 14.3%, and 12.7%, so that half the ten ridings exceed 10% variance. I have no problem with Northern Ontario being up to 25%, and Labrador and Kenora being exceptional. I don’t see how Miramichi is comparable to Labrador and Kenora. And I don’t see how half of New Brunswick is comparable to Northern Ontario. The Moncton Census Metropolitan Area has 1.85 quotients, but has been shortchanged. Beausejour-Dieppe (43% of which is now in the Moncton CMA) is 22.6% over, Moncton-Riverview is 7.6% over, Saint John is 14.3% over quotient, and the dog’s breakfast of Fundy-Quispamsis includes 14% of Moncton CMA as well as 25% of Saint John CMA.<br /> <br />What would you think of this:<br /> The three ridings from Miramichi to Moncton have, if you include the Moncton suburbs of Riverview, Coverdale and Salisbury Village, a total of 242,029. That’s three ridings with about 80,676 each, about 7.4% over the quotient of 75,117. Miramichi–Kent, including all of Kent, would have 79,188 (5.4% over quotient). Moncton East-Dieppe-Westmorland could have 30% of Moncton City (would that be the more francophone section?) and about 2,300 people in Lakeside. Moncton West-Riverview-Salisbury could have 70% of Moncton City along with most of Moncton Parish, Riverview, Coverdale and Salisbury Village. They would each be about 8.4% over quotient. Saint John should include Saint John City, Grand Bay-Westfield, and Westfield. It has 77,288 people, 2.9% over quotient. Kings–Fundy would include Quispamsis, Rothesay and all the rest of Kings except Grand Bay-Westfield and Westfield, along with Simonds, Saint Martins Parish and St. Martins Village, and the remaining 10,163 people in parts of Albert and Westmorland like Petitcodiac. Kings–Fundy would have 77,890 people (3.7% over quotient) of which 61% is within the Saint John CMA.Wilf Dayhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/05546880754492040363noreply@blogger.com