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The [Conservative] federal government is set to introduce legislation to increase the number of seats in the House of Commons and it could affect which political party will hold sway over the country’s so-called “ethnic” ridings.

Generally speaking, visible minority and immigrant populations are heavily concentrated in Canada’s urban and suburban areas, the same areas that are likely to see new seats in the coming years, and likely to gain increased importance by the time the next federal election rolls around […]

The Conservatives made clear gains in these heavily immigrant ridings. After the 2008 election, the Tories held only four of the 41 ridings, but after the 2011 election the party held 19 of the seats. The four Conservative incumbents all experienced better election results.



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