Press Conference regarding the Laval-area Electoral Boundaries Redistribution (Video)
On Wednesday April 19, 2017 a Press Conference regarding the Laval-area Electoral Boundaries Redistribution, was held at the HCGM “Mikri Vouli” Hall. Monique Sauvé, Member of the National Assembly for Fabre, as well as Guy Ouellette, Member of the National Assembly for Chomedey and Nicholas Pagonis, President of the Hellenic Community of Greater Montreal, explained how the Commission Électoral du Québec’s Final Decision, affects the Greeks in Laval and what has to be done in order to have this decision reversed. HCGM who was the host of this Press Conference, is clearly outraged with the Quebec Electoral Commission’s March 2nd 2017 decision to modify the electoral boundaries in the Laval-area ridings of Chomedey and Fabre respectively, and believes this decision disrespects the Hellenic Community and is contrary to the Quebec Elections Act (QEA).
The manner in which the map was redistributed contravenes the QEA in that it splits a “natural community”. Article 15 of the QEA defines a “natural community” as an electoral division which represents a natural community established on the basis of demographical, geographical and sociological considerations, such as the population density, the relative growth rate of the population, the accessibility, area and shape of the region, the natural local boundaries and the territories of local municipalities.
The HCGM will mobilise its members residing in the affected sections of the Chomedey and Fabre ridings to support its request.
Watch the full 40-minute session, in which Monique Sauvé, MNA for Fabre, as well as Guy Ouellette, MNA for Chomedey and Nicholas Pagonis, HCGM President updated the people on this matter.