Electoral Boundaries Commission Established

House of Assembly

July 13, 2018 1:01 PM

A commission to review and provide recommendations on electoral boundaries has been established.

The Select Committee on Establishing an Electoral Boundaries Commission filed its report with the legislature clerk's office today, July 13, in Halifax. It includes the terms of reference for the commission and lists the commission members:
-- Colin Dodds, chair, Halifax
-- Carlotta Weymouth, Dartmouth
-- Michael J. Kelloway, Sydney
-- Paul Gaudet, Saulnierville, Digby Co.
-- Michael J. Baker, Hammonds Plains
-- Glenn Graham, Antigonish
-- Peter Marshall Butler, Halifax
-- Leonard LeFort, Cheticamp
-- Angela Simmonds, Westphal, Halifax Regional Municipality

The commission must submit an interim report by Nov. 30 and its final report by Apr. 1, 2019. The commission has the option to ask for a deadline extension on the final report.

The commission will hold public hearings before preparing its interim report and again before preparing its final report. The commission will also receive written submissions.

The select committee’s report can be found at https://nslegislature.ca/legislative-business/committees/select/select-committee-establishing-electoral-boundaries-commission-2018 .


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     A commission to review and provide recommendations on

electoral boundaries has been established.

     The members are chair Colin Dodds of Halifax, Carlotta

Weymouth of Dartmouth, Michael J. Kelloway of Sydney, Paul

Gaudet of Saulnierville, Digby County, Michael J. Baker of

Hammonds Plains, Glenn Graham of Antigonish, Peter Marshall

Butler of Halifax, Leonard LeFort of Cheticamp and Angela

Simmonds of Westphal, Halifax Regional Municipality.

     The commission will hold two rounds of public hearings

across the province and receive written presentations. They must

submit an interim report by November 30th and a final report by

April 1st, 2019.

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