New Federal Electoral Map for Ontario Tabled in the House of Commons
London, Friday, February 10, 2023 – The report by the Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for Ontario, 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 through the Chief Electoral Officer of Canada, will be reviewed by the House of Commons Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs.
The Commission was tasked with proposing new boundaries that, as best as possible, maintain population equality while taking into consideration social and geographic factors, including respect for communities of interest or identity and historical patterns of previous boundaries. These criteria, along with the submissions and the public feedback gathered at public hearings held between September 26 and November 8, 2022, all factored into the report tabled in the House today.
"The time and effort committed by the public to this important democratic process was remarkable and very much valued by the Commission. We are satisfied that we have balanced our statutory obligations with the views of the people of Ontario, striving for the goal of effective representation", said the Honourable Justice Lynne C. Leitch, Chair of the three-member Commission.
To consult the report and for more information on the next steps in the redistribution process, visit www.redistribution2022.ca.
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