New Federal Electoral Map for Nova Scotia Tabled in the House of Commons
Halifax, Thursday, November 17, 2022 – The report by the Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for Nova Scotia, outlining its proposed changes to the province's federal electoral map, was tabled in the House of Commons today. The report, which was sent to the Speaker of the House of Commons through the Chief Electoral Officer of Canada, will be reviewed by the House of Commons Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs.
As reflected in its initial proposal, the Commission undertook the process of redrawing the existing electoral boundaries with the aim of bringing the populations of most of the 11 electoral districts within a closer range. This resulted in significant adjustments to the existing boundaries. The Commission also proposed changes to some of the electoral district names. Following the publication of the proposed electoral map, nine public hearings took place across the province between May 30, 2022, and June 27, 2022.
"When drawing the boundaries for the 11 electoral districts, we received advice from many citizens and organizations across the province. As a result, the Commission made a number of changes to the initial proposal. The Commission is satisfied that it has balanced its statutory obligations with the views of the people of Nova Scotia in striving for the goal of effective representation," said the Honourable Justice Cindy A. Bourgeois, chair of the three-member commission.
To consult the report, visit redistribution2022.ca.
Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for Nova Scotia
Ms. Carol Moulaison
Commission Secretary, Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for Nova Scotia
PO Box 70071, RPO Cobequid
Lower Sackville, NS B4C 2N0
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