Marginal note:Procedure where objection filed with Standing Committee
22. (1) If, within a period of thirty days from the day the copy of the report of any commission for a province is referred to the committee pursuant to subsection 21(1) or published pursuant to subsection 21(2), an objection in writing is filed with the clerk of the committee specifying the provisions of the report objected to and the reasons for the objection, the committee shall, within the first thirty days next after the expiration of that period that Parliament is sitting or within such greater period as the House of Commons may allow, take up the motion referred to in subsection (2), consider the matter of the objection and return the report to the Speaker together with a copy of the objection and of the minutes of proceedings of the committee with respect thereto.
Marginal note:Form of objection
(2) An objection in writing under subsection (1) shall be in the form of a motion for consideration by the committee of the matter of the objection and signed by not less than ten members of the House of Commons.
Marginal note:Reference back for reconsideration by commission
(3) The Speaker shall forthwith refer back to the Chief Electoral Officer the report returned to the Speaker under subsection (1) together with a copy of the objection and of the minutes of proceedings and evidence of the committee with respect thereto for reconsideration by the commission having regard to the objection.
- R.S., 1985, c. E-3, s. 22;
- R.S., 1985, c. 6 (2nd Supp.), s. 6, c. 1 (4th Supp.), s. 23.
Marginal note:Reconsideration and disposition of objection by commission concerned
23. (1) Within thirty days after the day the report of any commission is referred back to the Chief Electoral Officer by the Speaker pursuant to section 22, the commission shall consider the matter of the objection and dispose of the objection, and, forthwith on the disposition of the objection, a certified copy of the report of the commission, with or without amendment accordingly as the disposition of the objection requires, shall be returned by the Chief Electoral Officer to the Speaker.
Marginal note:Application of section 21
(2) Section 21 applies, with such modifications as the circumstances require, in respect of any copy of a report returned to the Speaker pursuant to this section.
- R.S., c. E-2, s. 21;
- 1978-79, c. 13, s. 26.
Marginal note:Preparation of draft representation order
24. (1) Where, with respect to each of the reports referred to in section 20,
(a) it is ascertained by the Chief Electoral Officer that no objection has been filed with the clerk of the committee referred to in subsection 21(1) in the manner and within the time prescribed therefor in section 22, or
(b) after the report was referred back to the Chief Electoral Officer by the Speaker, the report, with or without amendment, has been returned by the Chief Electoral Officer to the Speaker pursuant to section 23,
the Chief Electoral Officer shall forthwith prepare and transmit to the Minister a draft order, in this Act referred to as a "representation order", in accordance with this section.
Marginal note:Contents of order
(2) The draft representation order shall
(a) specify the number of members of the House of Commons who shall be elected for each of the provinces as calculated by the Chief Electoral Officer under subsection 14(1); and
(b) divide each of the provinces into electoral districts, describe the boundaries of each such district and specify the population and name to be given thereto, in accordance with the recommendations contained in the reports referred to in subsection (1).
- R.S., 1985, c. E-3, s. 24;
- R.S., 1985, c. 6 (2nd Supp.), s. 7.
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