Federal electoral districts redistribution 2022

A New Federal Electoral Map is Taking Shape for Newfoundland and Labrador

St. John's, Tuesday, June 28, 2022 – The Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for Newfoundland and Labrador has proposed a new electoral map for consideration at public hearings this summer and fall. The map introduces changes to Newfoundland and Labrador's federal electoral district boundaries and has been developed through an independent and non-partisan process.

This proposal takes into account the changes in population that the province has experienced over the past ten years. We hope that citizens will respond to the proposal and make suggestions to be considered by the Commission before it issues the final document. said the Honourable Justice Alphonsus E. Faour, Chair of the three-member Commission. Amanda Bittner and Julie Eveleigh are the other members of the Commission who are responsible for the readjustment of the province's federal electoral boundaries.

The proposal reflects Newfoundland and Labrador's decrease in population from 514,536 in 2011 to 510,550, as captured in the 2021 Census, and takes into consideration communities of interest or identity, and historic and geographic factors. The proposal can be found at redistribution2022.ca.

Under the Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act, the Commission's main aim in redrawing boundaries is to divide the province into 7 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 Newfoundland, the quota for each electoral district is 72,936 (510,550 residents divided by 7 electoral districts).

Public hearings

The Newfoundland and Labrador commission is holding a total of 12 public hearings, in person and virtual, to gather comments and feedback on the proposed boundaries and electoral district names.

Schedule of Public Hearings
Location Place of hearing Date of hearing Time of hearing
MarystownHotel Marystown
76 Ville Marie Drive
Monday, August 15, 20222 p.m.
ClarenvilleClarenville Inn
134 Trans-Canada Highway
Tuesday, August 16, 20222 p.m.
GanderAlbatross Hotel
114 Trans-Canada Highway
Wednesday, August  17, 20222 p.m.
Grand Falls‑WindsorMount Peyton Inn
214 Lincoln Road
Thursday, August 18, 20222 p.m.
StephenvilleDays Inn
44 Queen Street
Monday, August 22, 20221 p.m.
Corner BrookHew and Draw Hotel
55 West Street
Tuesday, August 23, 20221 p.m.
Happy Valley‑Goose BayHotel North Two
382 Hamilton River Road
Thursday, August 25, 20221 p.m.
Conception Bay SouthDiscovery Room
Manuels Interpretation Centre
7 Conception Bay Highway
Monday, September 12, 20222 p.m.
Bay RobertsBay Roberts Hotel
72-76 Water Street
Tuesday, September 13, 20222 p.m.
Mount PearlGloria Pearson Community Centre
25 Holden Street
Wednesday, September 14, 20222 p.m.
St. John'sCapital Hotel, Salon A
208 Kenmount Road
Thursday, September 15, 20222 p.m.
Virtual hearingThe link will be provided to participantsFriday, September 16, 20222 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 August 1, 2022. 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 accommodation 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 Newfoundland and Labrador





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