News

Okanagan-Shuswap electoral boundary examined

Canada’s federal electoral map is changing.

Every 10 years, after the census is conducted, the number of electoral districts and their boundaries are revised to reflect population shifts and growth.

That includes looking at B.C. and the Okanagan-Shuswap electoral district.

The Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for B.C. has been established and it has begun its review of the province’s federal electoral districts.

The three-person commission is headed by John E. Hall while the commissioners are Stewart Ladyman and Peter Meekison.

“I shall seek to ensure that designated new electoral boundaries and districts in this province will be fair to voters in terms of representational equality and regional representation and reflect historic patterns of representation,” said Hall.

B.C.’s population has increased from 3,907,738 in 2001 to 4,400,057 in 2011, and the commission is currently formulating a proposal for B.C.’’s 42 seats in the House of Commons to reflect population growth.

The B.C. commission will publish its proposal outlining the new electoral map in a few months, and public hearings will follow.

In order to involve the public as soon as possible in the process, the commission is inviting citizens to participate in creating the initial proposal by providing their comments by e-mail or mail by April 20.

To learn more about redistribution of federal electoral districts, visit www.federal-redistribution.ca

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Election 2014: Candidates look to future
 
Election 2014: Economy dominates Vernon forum
 
Prince Rupert council candidates face the public at first forum
Herman goes to Africa
 
Sparwood all-candidates forum well-attended
 
Isabella Dicken kids in Fernie get to grips with science
Timeless bonds of friendship
 
Election 2014:Penticton council candidates answer back
 
Okanagan eyeglasses headed to Cameroon

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 29 edition online now. Browse the archives.