The independent Electoral Boundaries Committee that meets every 10 years will have its meeting 4 years early.
The committee will be travelling around the province to hold meetings and ask minority groups how they can be better represented.
They are focused on African Nova Scotians and Acadians.
The committee will hold meetings at the Fire Hall in LouisdaleFriday between 6 and 8 p.m. and Saturday at the Legion in Cheticamp at the same time.
Chair of the committee Colin Dodds tells The Hawk the Cheticamp meeting could bring big changes.
One of the things we are looking at with respect to Cheticamp, basically there are three things,” he says. “One is, it stays where it is in Inverness, second it combines into Richmond so that’s your non-continuous, third is its own electoral district.
Dodds says it’s important for residents to attend so they know what has been proposed.
He says the committee is the messenger for the people to the government.
Dodds says they have been tasked with multiple proposals.
“We have been asked to produce at least two sets of maps, the first is what our proposals are right now, that’s the one we’ve gone out with,” he says. “They may of changed a little bit when we meet because we’re getting suggestions for minor changes.”
Dodds says after this round of meetings they will make a presentation to the House, they will hold another round of meetings over the winter.
He says the final report is due April 1, 2019.