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Analyst says federal riding changes "confusing"

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Canada is changing its federal electoral ridings to reflect population growth, and some of the biggest changes are here in the Southern Interior.

Downtown Kelowna will move to a Central Okanagan riding, with the rest of the city staying in Kelowna-Lake Country.

The city of Nelson is sheared off from its neighbours to the west and joins the East Kootenay.

Daybreak host Chris Walker spoke with Wolf Depner, a political scientist at UBC Okanagan.
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Here's a link to the Commission website.
Here's a pop-out map of the new boundaries.
And here are the dates for public hearings.

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