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  • Hunter Cresswell

Pontiac riding set for a shakeup

Is Wakefield in the Laurentides? According to elections Canada, it could be soon.

Every 10 years, federal ridings are studied and redrawn by Elections Canada when necessary, and this round would reshuffle the Gatineau Hills into several different ridings.


The municipalities of Low, Denholm, Kazabazua, Lac- Sainte-Marie, and over half of the municipality of La Pêche would be transferred to the Laurentides–Labelle electoral district.


The redistribution process, which is required by the Constitution Act of 1867 and the Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act, began in September 2021 but isn’t done yet.