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Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. E-3)

Act current to 2021-01-10 and last amended on 2019-01-19. Previous Versions

Representation Order (continued)

Marginal note:Construction of order

  •  (1) The whole of that part of the representation order relating to any province shall be read together and, in so far as possible, be construed as including the whole of the province in one or another of the electoral districts described therein, the description of each electoral district being accordingly construed as intended, unless the contrary intention appears, to include the whole of the contained area, whether particularly mentioned or not, and any area partly surrounded by the areas expressly described that appears to have been intended to be included.

  • Marginal note:Doubtful cases

    (2) In any doubtful case under subsection (1), the Chief Electoral Officer shall finally determine the electoral district, if any, of which any area not expressly referred to in the representation order was intended to form part and shall, within the first fifteen days of the session of Parliament next following any such determination, report the determination, with the reasons therefor, to the Speaker.

  • Marginal note:References to territorial divisions

    (3) Wherever in the representation order any word or expression is used to denote the name of any territorial division, that word or expression shall, unless the context otherwise requires, be construed as indicating the territorial division as it existed or was bounded immediately before the issue of the proclamation declaring the order to be in force.

  • Marginal note:Incorrect references

    (4) Wherever in the representation order any municipality or other place is incorrectly referred to as a city, town or village, but there is within the territorial limits of the electoral district in the description of which the reference occurs, a municipality or other place of the same name that is a city, town or village but is not of the class, namely, city, town or village, specified in the representation order, the reference shall be taken to be to that municipality or other place.

  • R.S., c. E-2, s. 25
  • 1978-79, c. 13, s. 26

Marginal note:Maps to be prepared and printed

  •  (1) As soon as feasible after the issue of the proclamation declaring the representation order to be in force, the Chief Electoral Officer shall, with the cooperation of the Department of Natural Resources and in accordance with the descriptions and definitions set out in the order, prepare and print

    • (a) individual maps of each electoral district showing the boundaries of each district;

    • (b) individual maps of each province showing the boundaries of the electoral districts established in the province; and

    • (c) individual maps of all cities and metropolitan municipalities, portions of which are in more than one electoral district.

  • Marginal note:Electronic version of maps

    (2) The Chief Electoral Officer shall provide an electronic version of each map containing its digital geospatial data to each registered party, as defined in subsection 2(1) of the Canada Elections Act.

  • R.S., 1985, c. E-3, s. 28
  • 1994, c. 41, s. 38
  • 2011, c. 26, s. 12


Marginal note:Administrative support services

 Despite any other Act of Parliament, the Chief Electoral Officer may provide administrative support services to commissions to assist them in performing their duties under this Act, including by undertaking activities that support

  • (a) human resources management services;

  • (b) financial management services;

  • (c) information management services;

  • (d) information technology services;

  • (e) communications services;

  • (f) services relating to real property and immovables;

  • (g) materiel services; and

  • (h) acquisition services.

  • 2014, c. 12, s. 136

Marginal note:Provision for expenses

  •  (1) All amounts required for the payment of salaries and other expenses under this Act, including expenses of administration, shall be taxed by the Chief Electoral Officer and paid out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund under the authority of this section.

  • Marginal note:Casual or temporary employees

    (2) Such additional officers, clerks and employees as the Chief Electoral Officer considers necessary for the purpose of enabling him to exercise the powers and perform the duties of the Chief Electoral Officer under this Act may be employed, in the manner authorized by the Public Service Employment Act, on a casual or temporary basis.

  • R.S., c. E-2, s. 28
  • 1978-79, c. 13, s. 25

Marginal note:Territorial electoral districts

 In each of Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, there shall be one electoral district respectively named and described as follows, each of which shall return one member:

Yukon: consisting of Yukon as bounded and described in Schedule 1 to the Yukon Act.

Northwest Territories: consisting of the Northwest Territories as bounded and described in the definition Northwest Territories in section 2 of the Northwest Territories Act.

Nunavut: consisting of Nunavut as bounded and described in section 3 of the Nunavut Act.

  • R.S., 1985, c. E-3, s. 30
  • 1993, c. 28, s. 78
  • 1998, c. 15, s. 25
  • 2014, c. 2, s. 8, c. 19, s. 32
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