Federal electoral districts redistribution 2022

A New Federal Electoral Map is Taking Shape for British Columbia

Vancouver, Monday, May 2, 2022 – The Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for British Columbia has proposed a new electoral map for consideration at public hearings this spring and next fall. The map introduces changes to British Columbia's federal electoral district boundaries and has been developed through an independent and non-partisan process. There are currently two electoral boundary redistribution processes underway in British Columbia. This commission is responsible for federal electoral districts only.

"Our task is to create an additional riding and to adjust the boundaries of existing ridings to maintain effective federal representation for all British Columbians. We are proposing quite a few boundary changes. The changes are mainly in response to the significant but uneven growth of our population. That growth pattern creates a domino effect if we are to be fair and have relative equality between voters in different electoral districts. Our proposal necessarily gives attention to what is possible and practical given our varied and rugged geography and our distinct communities. We look forward to receiving public input on it," said the Honourable Justice Mary Saunders, Chair of the three-member commission. R. Kenneth Carty and Stewart Ladyman are the other members of the Commission who are responsible for the readjustment of the province's federal electoral boundaries.

The proposal reflects British Columbia's increase in population from 4,400,057 in 2011 to 5,000,879, as captured in the 2021 Census, and takes into consideration communities of interest or identity, as well as historic and geographic factors. The proposal can be found at redistribution2022.ca. It will be published in the Canada Gazette on May 7, 2022.

Under the Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act, the Commission's main aim in redrawing boundaries is to divide the province into 43 electoral districts that are as close to the electoral quota as reasonably possible, while taking into consideration the factors listed above. The electoral quota is calculated by dividing the population of the province by the number of electoral districts it has been allocated. In the case of British Columbia, the quota for each electoral district is 116,300 (5,000,879 residents divided by 43 electoral districts).

Public hearings

The British Columbia commission is holding 27 public hearings, in person and virtual, to gather comments and feedback on the proposed boundaries and electoral district names.

Public hearings
Location Place of hearing Date of hearing Time of hearing
CourtenayCrown Isle Resort
399 Clubhouse Drive
Monday, June 6, 20227:00 p.m.
NanaimoCoast Bastion Hotel
11 Bastion Street
Tuesday, June 7, 20227:00 p.m.
VictoriaThe Victoria Conference Centre
720 Douglas Street
Wednesday, June 8, 20227:00 p.m.
Delta (Tsawwassen)Coast Tsawwassen Inn
1665 56 Street
Thursday, June 9, 20227:00 p.m.
PentictonPenticton Trade and Convention Centre
273 Power Street
Monday, June 13, 20227:00 p.m.
KelownaBest Western Plus
2402 Highway 97N
Tuesday, June 14, 20227:00 p.m.
VernonOkanagan Regional Library
2800 30th Avenue
Wednesday, June 15, 20221:00 p.m.
Salmon ArmPrestige Harbourfront Resort
251 Harbourfront Dr
Wednesday, June 15, 20227:00 p.m.
KamloopsCoast Kamloops Hotel & Conference Centre
1250 Rogers Way
Thursday, June 16, 20227:00 p.m.
CranbrookHeritage Inn Hotel & Convention Centre
803 Cranbrook Street N.
Monday, June 20, 20227:00 p.m.
Prince GeorgeCoast Prince George Hotel
770 Brunswick St.
Wednesday, June 22, 20227:00 p.m.
West VancouverWest Vancouver Memorial Library
1950 Marine Drive
Thursday, June 23, 20225:30 p.m.
North VancouverPinnacle Hotel
138 Victory Ship Way
Monday, June 27, 20227:00 p.m.
BurnabyHoliday Inn Express Metrotown
4405 Central Boulevard
Tuesday, June 28, 20227:00 p.m.
RichmondRichmond Olympic Oval
6111 River Road
Monday, Sept 12, 20227:00 p.m.
SurreySheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel
15269 104 Avenue,
Tuesday, Sept 13, 20222:00 p.m.
SurreySheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel
15269 104 Avenue
Tuesday, Sept 13, 20227:00 p.m.
New WestminsterInn at the Quay
900 Quayside Drive
Wednesday, Sept 14, 20227:00 p.m.
VancouverSegal Centre at Harbour Centre
515 West Hastings Street
Thursday, Sept 15, 20222:00 p.m.
VancouverSegal Centre at Harbour Centre
515 West Hastings Street
Thursday, Sept 15, 20227:00 p.m.
HopeHope and District Recreation Centre
Conference Room, 1005 6th Ave
Monday, Sept 19, 20221:00 p.m.
ChilliwackCoast Hotel
45920 First Ave
Monday Sept 19, 20227:00 p.m.
AbbotsfordSandman Hotel
32720 Simon Avenue
Tuesday, Sept 20, 20227:00 p.m.
Pitt MeadowsMeadow Gardens Golf Club
9675 Meadow Gardens Way
Wednesday, Sept 21, 20227:00 p.m.
LangleyCoast Langley City Hotel & Convention Centre
20393 Fraser Highway
Thursday, Sept 22, 20227:00 p.m.
CoquitlamCoquitlam Public Library
1169 Pinetree Way
Tuesday, Sept 27, 20227:00 p.m.
Virtual HearingThe link will be provided to participantsWednesday, Sept 28, 20227:00 p.m.

Everyone is invited to attend. If you wish to make a presentation at a hearing, please send a notice of representation to the Commission no later than one week before the hearing at which you wish to make the representation. You can do so by:

Notices of representation should include:

  • your name, address and contact information
  • the organization you represent (if any)
  • the date of the public hearing you wish to attend
  • a short overview of the issue(s) you intend to address
  • your official language of preference
  • any accommodations you may need

Note: If you wish to send comments and feedback to the Commission without attending a public hearing, you can do so by email, by mail or by using the Interactive Mapping Tool. To obtain a copy of the Commission's proposal or to learn more about the redistribution of federal electoral districts, visit redistribution2022.ca.


Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for British Columbia

Website: redistribution2022.ca

Email: BC-CB@redecoupage-federal-redistribution.ca

Mailing address:

Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for British Columbia
1055 West Hastings Street, Suite 300
Vancouver, BC V6E 2E9

Telephone (toll-free): 1-855-747-7236
TTY (toll-free): 1-800-361-8935

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