Part II Amendments to the Initial Report (June 28, 2013) – Saskatchewan – Introduction

Introduction

The Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for the Province of Saskatchewan received nine objections to its report for consideration. The objections are outlined in the Fifty-Seventh Report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, 41st Parliament, First Session. They were transmitted to the Commission by the Chief Electoral Officer on June 3, 2013. The Commission is required by the Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act to consider and dispose of these objections as well as to return its disposition and any amendments to its report by July 3, 2013.

The Standing Committee stated in its report that 13 objections had been received from members of Parliament. Of those objections, the Standing Committee chose to forward 10 on to the Commission. On June 6, 2013, the chair of the Standing Committee advised the Commission that one referred objection had been withdrawn, leaving nine specific objections to be dealt with by the Commission. The Commission was of the opinion that its jurisdiction on reconsideration of its initial report was limited to the specific objections the Standing Committee asked it to review. The objections made to the Standing Committee by members of Parliament that were not referred to the Commission for review could not be considered.

The Commission met on June 17, 2013 and considered the nine objections submitted to it. The following addendum explains the Commission's decisions regarding each of these objections and the resulting amendments in this final report.



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