Federal electoral districts redistribution 2022


The Report of the Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for the Province of Ontario (the "Report" of the "Commission") was tabled in the House of Commons and sent to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs (the "Standing Committee") on February 10, 2023.

Twenty-seven Members of Parliament filed objections with the clerk of the Standing Committee by the deadline of March 12, 2023. Two of these members co-signed their objection, and another four also co-signed their objection, thus constituting 23 unique submissions. Sixteen Members of Parliament requested changes to the boundaries while seven Members of Parliament were supportive of the boundaries described in the Report. Among these submissions there were seven requests for name changes, and three submissions supportive of the Commission's proposed name changes.

On June 8, 2023, the Standing Committee transmitted to the Chief Electoral Officer, through the Speaker of the House of Commons, its Forty-Sixth Report together with the relevant minutes of proceedings and evidence, and the objections to the Report. The Standing Committee's Report was submitted to the Commission for consideration.

The Commission has studied and considered each of the objections filed with the Standing Committee—together with the report of the Standing Committee and that Committee's dissenting report—within the 30 calendar days allowed by the Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act.

We note that the report of the Standing Committee did not endorse or otherwise comment on submissions made by six Members of Parliament.

This Addendum explains the Commission's decisions regarding all of the submissions and the consequential amendments to our Report.

Appendix A and B of this Addendum show, respectively, the position of the Standing Committee and the dissenting report on the objections made to name changes and boundary changes.