Electoral Map Contestation - D'Arcy McGee

The Citizens Committee for Fair Representation is challenging in court the changes to the Quebec electoral map adopted in 2018 affecting D'Arcy McGee (Cote Saint-Luc, Hampstead, Snowdon, Darlington and Cote-des-Neiges)

With your support, we will be able to see this case through to a final court decision.

read here The Report

Pre-2018 Map:

 

 

Post-2018 Map:

 

 

WHY THIS MATTERS

Democracy matters. Fair representation matters.

Your contribution will give us the chance to ask the court to force the Commission de la representation électorale to respect the principle that all votes must have as close to equal weight as possible  and stop the erosion of influence from heavily populated urban areas that are under-represented to sparsely populated regions that have unjustified over-representation in the National Assembly.

With no justification in the electoral law, some Quebec ridings have as few as 27,000 voters and
others 61,000


WHY THE NEW MAP IS UNFAIR

The electoral map adopted in 2018 by the Commission de la representation électorale enlarged the D’Arcy-McGee riding and eliminated the Mont-Royal riding. This unfairly reduces the voting influence of Quebecers on the island of Montreal, and divides natural communities such as the Jewish community and the Filipino community.


ENDORSEMENT

This fundraising campaign is endorsed by a coalition of elected officials including Councillor Marvin Rotrand (Montreal), Mayor William Steinberg (Hampstead), Mayor Mitchell Brownstein (Côte Saint-Luc), former MP Marlene Jennings, and Suburban editor-in-chief Beryl Wajsman.


HOW THE FUNDS WILL BE USED

The funds collected here will be used for the challenge in the Quebec Superior Court . The recipient of the funds will be attorney Julius Grey, who is litigating the case


FUNDS RAISED OFFLINE

From 2017 to July 2019, approximately $45,000 has been raised for the court challenge.


OTHER WAYS TO DONATE

If you prefer to donate by cheque, donations in the name of “Julius Grey in trust” can be mailed to, or dropped off at, Côte Saint-Luc city hall, 5801 Cavendish Blvd., Hampstead Town Hall, 5569 Queen Mary Road; or at the Côte des Neiges--Notre Dame de Grace borough office, 5160 Decarie #710, Montreal, QC. H3X 2H9, “attention Councillor Rotrand.” They can also be dropped off at The Suburban, 7575 Trans Canada Highway in St. Laurent.


NEXT STEPS

A challenge of the Quebec Electoral Commission’s new electoral map will go to court December 3 and 4, 2019.

 

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