Tilson defends Dufferin-Caledon electoral boundaries before house of commons committee
OTTAWA, Ontario – David Tilson, Member of Parliament for Dufferin-Caledon, today appeared before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs to defend the boundaries of the electoral district of Dufferin-Caledon.
The Procedure and House Affairs Committee is studying the report of the Electoral Boundaries Commission for Ontario that was tabled in the House of Commons in late February. Individual MPs are given the opportunity to appear before the Committee to object to the Commission’s boundary proposals. As a result of objections by Members of Parliament in two adjacent Brampton ridings, Mr. Tilson appeared before the Committee to reinforce the need for Dufferin-Caledon to maintain its existing borders.
“I wanted to appear before the Committee to make certain Dufferin-Caledon remains intact. It is very important to my constituents that the Town of Caledon and the County of Dufferin remain whole within the electoral process,” said Mr. Tilson.
While the objections of the adjacent MPs appeared not to impact Dufferin-Caledon, Mr. Tilson remarked to the Committee Members that he was there as a “watching brief” and should future changes be proposed that might impact Dufferin-Caledon, he would want to make a more detailed presentation.