The Globe and Mail

Go to the Globe and Mail homepage

Jump to main navigationJump to main content

Mike Lake is currently the Conservative MP for Edmonton-Mill Woods-Beaumont.
Mike Lake is currently the Conservative MP for Edmonton-Mill Woods-Beaumont.
(MIKELAKE.CA)

Edmonton MP’s riding shift smooths over a quiet Tory turf war

Edmonton MP Mike Lake plans to shift ridings under the new electoral map, ending behind-the-scenes jockeying between a trio of incumbent Conservative MPs for a single new riding.

The battle for Edmonton-Wetaskiwin was an early example of unrest triggered by the redrawing of the federal electoral map, which saw 30 new seats added and existing boundaries redrawn to account for shifting population totals.