New Federal Electoral Map for Newfoundland and Labrador
St. John's, Thursday, March 23, 2023 – The Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for Newfoundland and Labrador has concluded its work of redrawing the province's federal electoral map.
This independent commission, composed of three members, the Honourable Justice Alphonsus E. Faour, Chair, Amanda Bittner and Julie Eveleigh, was established in November 2021.
The Commission worked to set boundaries that reflect the growth and shifts in the province's population while also taking into account communities of interest or identity, historical patterns and geographic size in sparsely populated regions.
These criteria, along with written submissions and feedback gathered at public hearings, all factored into the report submitted to the House of Commons. As no member of Parliament filed an objection to the report, it is considered final. Therefore, the Commission has completed its work.
The Chief Electoral Officer will use this report to create a representation order, which is expected to become official in September 2023. The new electoral map will take effect at the first general election called at least seven months after that date.
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