So, in the Winnipeg Free Press, Kevin Lamoureux is quoted saying:
"I believe the vast majority of Manitobans agree we do not need more MPs,"
From an article in the Winnipeg Free Press, "Manitoba one of the biggest losers under Liberal plan" written by Mia Rabson. Here are some important quotes:
"Manitoba Liberal MP Kevin Lamoureux defended the plan, saying after the bill to increase the House of Commons by 30 seats was introduced, he had a number of constituents complain about it."
So Kevin Lamoureux and his Liberal cronies thinks that it was be a good thing if the Commons were to adopt a Liberal proposal that would result in fewer seats for Manitoba, and more seats in among other places, Ontario, Alberta and BC. Well, what do you expect, I asked myself. If you aren't able to win seats in other parts of Canada, take their seats from them and put them in places where you are likely to be able to win them.
While of American origin, it is worth noting the definition of Gerrymandering, detailied at www.dictionary.com as follows:
"ger·ry·man·der - [jer-i-man-der, ger-] Show IPA noun 1. U.S. Politics . the dividing of a state, county, etc., into election districts so as to give one political party a majority in many districts while concentrating the voting strength of the other party into as few districts as possible.
By any other name?