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Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act

Version of section 13 from 2015-02-26 to 2024-02-06:


Marginal note:Return of Chief Statistician

  •  (1) As soon as possible after the completion of any decennial census, the Chief Statistician shall prepare and send to the Minister and to the Chief Electoral Officer a return certified by the Chief Statistician showing the population of Canada and of each of the provinces and the population of Canada by electoral districts and by dissemination areas as ascertained by that census.

  • Marginal note:Copy of return sent to Chairperson and maps prepared

    (2) The Chief Electoral Officer shall

    • (a) forthwith after the establishment, pursuant to section 3, of the commissions for the decennial census referred to in subsection (1), send a copy of the return referred to in that subsection to the chairperson of each of the commissions; and

    • (b) prepare maps showing the distribution of population in each province and thereupon supply such maps to the appropriate electoral boundaries commission.

  • Marginal note:Duty to assist

    (3) The Chief Statistician and the Department of Natural Resources shall make available their services and facilities, and render all other assistance that may be necessary, to the Chief Electoral Officer in order to enable the Chief Electoral Officer to discharge his or her duties under paragraph (2)(b).

  • R.S., 1985, c. E-3, s. 13
  • 1994, c. 41, s. 38
  • 2011, c. 26, s. 5
  • 2015, c. 3, ss. 79, 80(E)

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