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City of Kelowna to challenge federal riding changes

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Electoral boundary map for the southern Interior (Contributed by: Government of Canada)

The federal electoral commission is proposing new boundaries for ridings in the southern Interior, and the changes don't sit well with the City of Kelowna.

The redrawing happens once a decade, after a census. The goal is to make ridings roughly the same size, about 100,000 people.

This time there's a plan that would separate downtown Kelowna from the rest of the city.

Downtown would join West Kelowna and Summerland, into a new riding called Central Okanagan-Coquihalla. The rest of the city would stay in Kelowna-Lake Country.

As Kelowna mayor Walter Gray explains to Daybreak host Chris Walker, the proposed changes just don't make sense and will try to get them altered.

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Past coverage on the proposed electoral boundary changes
     - Conservatives and NDP say riding changes 'problematic'
     - Political analyst calls federal riding changes 'confusing'

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