Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act
R.S.C., 1985, c. E-3
An Act to provide for the establishment of electoral boundaries commissions to report on the readjustment of the representation of the provinces in the House of Commons and to provide for the readjustment of such representation in accordance therewith
Marginal note:Short title
- R.S., c. E-2, s. 1.
2. (1) In this Act,
“Chief Electoral Officer”
« directeur général des élections »
“Chief Electoral Officer” means the Chief Electoral Officer under the Canada Elections Act or the Assistant Chief Electoral Officer appointed under that Act;
« statisticien en chef »
“Chief Statistician” means the Chief Statistician of Canada appointed under the Statistics Act;
« commission »
“commission”, with respect to any decennial census, means the electoral boundaries commission for that census established for a province pursuant to section 3;
« ministre »
“Minister” means such member of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada as is designated by the Governor in Council as the Minister for the purposes of this Act;
« rapport »
“report” means the report prepared by a commission under section 20;
“Speaker”Version anglaise seulement
“Speaker” means the Speaker of the House of Commons.
Marginal note:Reference to a province or provinces
(2) In this Act, a reference to a province or to provinces does not include the Yukon Territory, the Northwest Territories or Nunavut.
- R.S., 1985, c. E-3, s. 2;
- R.S., 1985, c. 6 (2nd Supp.), s. 1;
- 1993, c. 28, s. 78;
- 1998, c. 15, s. 25.
ELECTORAL BOUNDARIES COMMISSIONS
Marginal note:Commissions to be established
(a) the expiry of a period of 60 days after the day on which the Minister receives a return certified by the Chief Statistician under subsection 13(1), and
(b) the expiry of a period of six months after the first day of the month that is fixed by the Governor in Council under subsection 19(1) of the Statistics Act as the month in which the census is to be taken.
Marginal note:Duties of the commissions
(2) The ten commissions established pursuant to subsection (1) shall consider and report on the readjustment of the representation of the provinces in the House of Commons required to be made on the completion of each decennial census.
- R.S., 1985, c. E-3, s. 3;
- 2001, c. 21, s. 27;
- 2011, c. 26, s. 3.
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