Boundary change for LSL

Joe McWilliams
Lakeside Leader

It looks as if the provincial electoral division of Lesser Slave Lake will be growing by a few hundred people. They live in the Calling Lake area, and according to the final recommendations of the Alberta Electoral Boundaries Commission, that community should become part of Lesser Slave Lake.
The gain for LSL would not come close to bringing its population in line with the desired provincial average for riding size, population wise. That’s around 40,000 and LSL has something in the twenties. That is about 40 per cent below the average, which Elections Alberta doesn’t like. But given the huge size of LSL and one or two other ridings, it is granted special status.
Calling Lake previously belonged to Athabasca-Redwater.

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