A redistribution of federal ridings may bring an end to what we have known for more than half a century as Mount Royal riding. The agency tasked with looking at riding distribution across Canada is proposing a new, larger riding made up of over 104,000 voters for our city and neighbouring areas to be known as John-Peters-Humphry riding.
The proposed riding would encompass most of Cote Saint-Luc, Hampstead, the Snowdon area of Montreal as well as parts of Dorval. Lost from this new riding would be the southwestern tip of Cote Saint-Luc bordering Montreal West.
John Peters Humphrey was the first Director of the United Nations Division of Human Rights and the principal drafter of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. He was a founding member of the Canadian Society of Amnesty International and the Canadian Human Rights Foundation, now known as Equitas. A law professor at McGill, he was named to the Academy of Great Montrealers.
John Peters Humphries was also inducted into the CSL Human Rights Walkway in recent years.