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Message from the Chair
Welcome to the website of the 2022 Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for Manitoba.
Our Constitution requires that all federal electoral districts (also called "ridings") be reviewed after each 10-year census. I, as Chair, have been appointed by the Chief Justice of Manitoba, and the two other members, Dr. Paul Thomas and Dr. Kelly Saunders, have been appointed by the Speaker of the House of Commons. As an independent Commission, we are dedicated to ensuring the electoral boundary review is carried out in a non-partisan and impartial manner.
The rules for carrying out this review are set out in the Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act. Accordingly, the primary goal is to revise the electoral district boundaries so that each riding (14 in Manitoba) contains approximately the same number of people. The Commission must also take into account a riding's history, geographic size, and "community of interest."
The Act requires that our Commission prepare a proposal for the new riding boundaries. Once the proposal is completed, we will hold a series of public hearings across the province where you will be able to provide us with your comments or suggestions (in-person public hearings will be dependent on the state of the COVID-19 pandemic). We will give notice of these hearings in major newspapers and on this site.
Your input is extremely valuable to this important democratic process. We encourage you to provide us with your thoughts prior to the completion of our proposal. Any submissions received may be posted on the Manitoba Commission Web page.
Justice Diana Cameron