Welcome to the website of the 2012 Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for British Columbia.
The redistribution of federal electoral districts provides the geographic areas where voters cast votes to elect members of Parliament. This process occurs at 10-year intervals based on the latest census population numbers. Commissions in each province consider and assess demographic changes that have occurred since the previous redistribution process. Based on their assessment, the commissions make recommendations for alterations in existing boundaries in order to achieve better representation of persons and communities in Parliament.
As Chair of the British Columbia Commission, 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.
To assist us in having the most complete information, I and the two other commissioners, Mr. Stewart Ladyman and Dr. Peter Meekison, will later in the year hold public hearings at various locations throughout the province. Once we have prepared our initial recommendations, we will provide notice of these hearings in newspapers and via this website.
The hearings during the last process 10 years ago were of great assistance to those engaged in that process. We welcome input from all interested parties, which will assist us in reaching fair and satisfactory conclusions. We look forward to receiving comments from all interested members of the public and from elected representatives.
Justice John E. Hall