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Local ridings get new names

Your federal electoral riding may be changing come the next election, and we're learning what some of the new ridings will officially be called.

The Riding Name Change Act has passed in the Senate, and with it, 31 ridings will be getting new monickers.

Locally, the riding of Ottawa-Orléans will now simply be called "Orléans."

Leeds-Grenville gets the opposite treatment, lengthening its name to "Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes."

And some of the newly-created ridings in the area are getting their new names.

Lanark-Frontenac, which will include parts of Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington, and Kingston and the Islands, will now be known as "Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston."

And Rideau-Carleton, which is made up of parts of Nepean-Carleton, will be called "Carleton."

The changes will officially come into effect during the next federal election.

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