The Alberta government intends to introduce a bill within the next few days that will turn boundary changes recommended by an independent commission into law.
A majority of MLAs accepted the report of the Electoral Boundaries Commission after two and a half hours of debate in the legislature Tuesday night.
The commission wants Alberta to consolidate rural ridings to create three new constituencies in Calgary, Edmonton and Airdrie to address the rapid population growth in urban areas and keep the number of seats in the legislature at 87.
MLAs from the United Conservative Party opposed the recommendations. Many United Conservative Party members represent ridings
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