The Constitution of Canada requires that federal electoral districts be reviewed after each decennial census to reflect changes and movements in Canada's population.
The current federal redistribution process began in October 2021. Ten independent, non-partisan commissions, one for each province, will conduct the work.
The procedures used in the redistribution of federal electoral districts are set out in the Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act. For more information on this process, see redistribution2022.ca.
Social media accounts for Redistribution 2022
The Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act gives the Office of the Chief Electoral Officer the ability to provide administrative support services to assist the 10 electoral boundaries commissions (hereinafter "commissions") in fulfilling their mandate under the Act. The section of the Office of the Chief Electoral Officer that operates under the name of Elections Canada provides, among other things, administrative support to the commissions in their communication efforts. As a result, the social media accounts for Redistribution 2022 on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram (collectively referred to as "social media accounts") are administered by Elections Canada.
The social media accounts are used as supplementary ways to share information.
Elections Canada does not endorse any content that other users post on the social media accounts. While we try to make sure that the content posted is accurate, Elections Canada is not responsible for the accuracy, completeness, efficacy, timeliness, or reliability of content posted by other users.
Complaints about the commissions or the redistribution process
The social media accounts are not channels for filing or responding to formal complaints. If you wish to make a formal complaint, please contact your province's commission.
The 10 commissions will work separately in each province to draw the boundaries in a non-partisan and impartial manner. To preserve the commissions' impartiality and functional independence, the content posted on their social media accounts must not be politically partisan. Content that suggests a political affiliation, bias or designation, or favours one political party over another, may be deemed unacceptable.
Elections Canada will not respond to questions or comments that are partisan or relate to politically partisan issues, except when we deem it necessary to do so in order to correct factually inaccurate information. Elections Canada reserves the right to remove content deemed incompatible with the commissions' mandate. If you post unacceptable content on the social media accounts, Elections Canada may block you to prevent you from adding further posts.
The term "post" includes questions, comments, "likes," retweets, videos, articles, links to websites and any other messages that provide feedback or content related to the social media accounts.
- is politically partisan, such as content that suggests a political affiliation, bias or designation or favours one political party over another
- is racist, hateful, sexist, homophobic, slanderous, insulting or threatening
- puts forward serious, unproven or inaccurate accusations against individuals or organizations or is otherwise defamatory
- is offensive, aggressive, vulgar, indecent, rude, abusive, coarse, violent, obscene or pornographic
- is posted by someone other than its author or is posted anonymously by a robot account
- constitutes solicitation or an advertisement or endorsement of any financial, commercial or non-governmental organization or any political party
- is posted for advertising, phishing or spamming purposes
- gives the impression that it originates from the commissions
- impersonates any person or misrepresents its author's identity or affiliations
- contains personally identifiable information about others
- infringes a third party's copyright or trademark rights
- is unintelligible or irrelevant to the commissions
- encourages or suggests illegal activity
Posts are welcome on the social media accounts at any time, although Elections Canada will exercise discretion in determining whether to respond.
Elections Canada will monitor and update the social media accounts during regular business hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday to Friday). Any monitoring or updating outside these hours is likely due to an emergency.
Because the servers of social media platforms are managed by a third party, the social media accounts may be subject to downtime that is out of Elections Canada's control. Therefore, Elections Canada accepts no responsibility for platforms becoming unresponsive or unavailable. Should this occur, please visit redistribution2022.ca for information or write to email@example.com.
Elections Canada complies with the Official Languages Act and is committed to ensuring that information products of equal quality are available in both English and French. However, please note that some information from external sources is not subject to the Official Languages Act.
Because of the nature of social media, content will vary between the English and French accounts, particularly with respect to posts from users. If Elections Canada chooses to respond to a post, it will do so in the official language in which the post was written. However, if a post received in one language requires a general response that concerns both English and French communities, the response will be provided in both official languages. When responding, Elections Canada may decide that it is necessary to translate the initial comment or question so that users will understand it. Users grant Elections Canada the right to translate into the other official language any comment or question they post on the social media accounts.
Elections Canada is committed to maintaining a high standard of accessibility. However, social media platforms are provided by third parties that are not bound by the Government of Canada's policies on Web accessibility. If you have any problems accessing information posted on the social media accounts, please visit redistribution2022.ca for alternative versions and more information.
To protect your privacy and the privacy of others, Elections Canada recommends that you avoid posting personal information on the social media accounts. Personal information includes home addresses, telephone numbers, photographs containing images of identifiable individuals, and any other information that may be considered personal as defined in section 3 of the Privacy Act.
The social media accounts are managed by Elections Canada in accordance with the Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act. The Act gives Elections Canada the authority to carry out activities in support of the communication services of the commissions. Elections Canada's activities in this area are subject to the Privacy Act and the Access to Information Act. Personal information obtained by Elections Canada in the course of these activities will be retained in the standard personal information bank PSU 914 Public Communications. Under the Privacy Act, you have the right of access to, and correction and protection of, your personal information.
Manager and Coordinator
Access to Information and Privacy
30 Victoria Street
If you are not satisfied with Elections Canada's handling of your enquiry, you have the right to file a complaint with the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, or by telephone at 1-800-282-1376.
Copyright/permission to reproduce
Information posted by Elections Canada is subject to Canada's Copyright Act.
Links to other websites and advertisements
Links to websites that are not under Elections Canada's control may be posted on the social media accounts of the commissions. These links are provided solely for your convenience and may not be subject to policies or legislation applicable to the commissions.
Elections Canada is not responsible for the accuracy, currency or reliability of the content on those websites. Elections Canada does not offer any guarantee in that regard, is not responsible for the information found through those links, and does not endorse those websites or their content.
Some social media platforms sell advertising space to clients who want to promote a particular message. Advertisements in any form whatsoever, including, without limitation, links, banners or "sponsored stories" that appear on the social media accounts of the commissions, are not controlled or managed by Elections Canada. Elections Canada is not responsible for those advertisements and does not endorse those platforms' businesses, products, services or content.
Elections Canada may follow other accounts that are relevant to the commissions and their activities. The fact that Elections Canada follows the accounts of other persons and organizations does not mean that it endorses any of their content or activities.
The appearance of anyone as a follower of the Redistribution 2022 Twitter accounts does not imply that Elections Canada endorses the content posted by that follower.
The appearance of anyone as a follower of the Redistribution 2022 Facebook accounts does not imply that Elections Canada endorses the content posted by that follower.
Comments and messages
Elections Canada has disabled the comment and video response functions on the Redistribution 2022 Facebook accounts.
The appearance of anyone as a follower of the Redistribution 2022 Instagram accounts does not imply that Elections Canada endorses the content posted by that follower.
The social media accounts are managed by Elections Canada, whose headquarters are located at:
30 Victoria Street
For more information about the commissions, please visit redistribution2022.ca. Various ways to contact the commissions are listed on the Contact Us page.
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