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Proclamation Establishing Electoral Boundaries Commissions (SI/2021-98)

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Proclamation Establishing Electoral Boundaries Commissions

SI/2021-98

ELECTORAL BOUNDARIES READJUSTMENT ACT

Registration 2021-11-24

Proclamation Establishing Electoral Boundaries Commissions

Mary May Simon

[L.S.]

Canada

ELIZABETH THE SECOND, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom, Canada and Her other Realms and Territories QUEEN, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith.

François Daigle

Deputy Attorney General

Great Seal of Canada

TO ALL TO WHOM these presents shall come or whom the same may in any way concern,

GREETING:

A Proclamation

Whereas, pursuant to subsection 3(1) of the Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act (“the Act”), it is provided that the Governor in Council shall, before the expiry of certain specified periods, establish by proclamation, published in the Canada Gazette, for each decennial census an electoral boundaries commission for each province;

Whereas, by Order in Council P.C. 2020-518 of June 29, 2020, the Governor in Council, pursuant to subsection 19(1) of the Statistics Act, fixed May, 2021 as the month in which the 2021 decennial census was to be taken;

Whereas the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities has not yet received from the Chief Statistician of Canada a certified return under subsection 13(1) of the Act in respect of the 2021 decennial census;

Whereas section 4 of the Act provides that each commission for a province shall consist of three members, namely, a chairperson and two other members appointed as provided in sections 5 and 6 of the Act;

Whereas, pursuant to sections 5 and 6 of the Act, it is provided, among other obligations, that the chairperson of the commission for a province shall be appointed by the chief justice of that province or, in certain circumstances, by the Chief Justice of Canada, and that the other two members of the commission shall be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Commons;

Whereas the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities has been notified, in accordance with section 7 of the Act, that each of the persons named in the schedule, in accordance with section 8 of the Act, has been appointed as provided in section 5 and 6 of the Act to an electoral boundaries commission for a province as set out in the schedule;

And whereas, by Order in Council P.C. 2021-953 of November 1, 2021, the Governor in Council directed that, for the 2021 decennial census, a proclamation do issue establishing the electoral boundaries commissions set out in the schedule to the Order in Council and that each commission consist of the persons who are appointed as provided in sections 5 and 6 of the Act and whose names are set out in that schedule opposite the name of the commission;

Now Know You that We, by and with the advice of Our Privy Council for Canada, do by this Our Proclamation establish the electoral boundaries commissions set out in the schedule and that each commission consist of the persons who are appointed as provided in sections 5 and 6 of the Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act and whose names are set out in the schedule opposite the name of the commission.

Of all which Our loving subjects and all others whom these presents may concern are required to take notice and to govern themselves accordingly.

In testimony whereof, We have caused this Our Proclamation to be published and the Great Seal of Canada to be affixed to it.

WITNESS:

Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Mary May Simon, Chancellor and Principal Companion of Our Order of Canada, Chancellor and Commander of Our Order of Military Merit, Chancellor and Commander of Our Order of Merit of the Police Forces, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada.

At Our Government House, in Our City of Ottawa, this first day of November in the year of Our Lord two thousand and twenty-one and in the seventieth year of Our Reign.

BY COMMAND,

Simon Kennedy
Deputy Registrar General of Canada

SCHEDULE

CommissionsChairpersons and members
  • 1 Electoral Boundaries Commission for Ontario

  • (1) Madam Justice Lynne Leitch

    London, Ontario

    Chairperson

  • (2) Karen Bird

    Hamilton, Ontario

  • (3) Peter John Loewen

    Toronto, Ontario

  • 2 Electoral Boundaries Commission for Quebec

  • (1) Mr. Justice Jacques Chamberland

    Montreal, Quebec

    Chairperson

  • (2) Louis Massicotte

    Québec, Quebec

  • (3) André Blais

    Montreal, Quebec

  • 3 Electoral Boundaries Commission for Nova Scotia

  • (1) Madam Justice Cindy A. Bourgeois

    Halifax, Nova Scotia

    Chairperson

  • (2) Louise Carbert

    Halifax, Nova Scotia

  • (3) David Johnson

    Sydney, Nova Scotia

  • 4 Electoral Boundaries Commission for New Brunswick

  • (1) Madam Justice Lucie LaVigne

    Edmundston, New Brunswick

    Chairperson

  • (2) Thomas Riordon

    Newcastle, New Brunswick

  • (3) Condé R. Grondin

    Fredericton, New Brunswick

  • 5 Electoral Boundaries Commission for Manitoba

  • (1) Madam Justice Diana M. Cameron

    Winnipeg, Manitoba

    Chairperson

  • (2) Paul Thomas

    Winnipeg, Manitoba

  • (3) Kelly Saunders

    Cornwallis, Manitoba

  • 6 Electoral Boundaries Commission for British Columbia

  • (1) Madam Justice Mary Saunders

    West Vancouver, British Columbia

    Chairperson

  • (2) Stewart Ladyman

    Penticton, British Columbia

  • (3) Kenneth R. Carty

    Vancouver, British Columbia

  • 7 Electoral Boundaries Commission for Prince Edward Island

  • (1) Mr. Justice John K. Mitchell

    Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

    Chairperson

  • (2) Kerri Carpenter

    Stratford, Prince Edward Island

  • (3) Don Desserud

    Cornwall, Prince Edward Island

  • 8 Electoral Boundaries Commission for Saskatchewan

  • (1) Madam Justice Georgina Jackson

    Regina, Saskatchewan

    Chairperson

  • (2) Bonita Beatty

    Deschambault Lake, Saskatchewan

  • (3) Mark Carter

    Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

  • 9 Electoral Boundaries Commission for Alberta

  • (1) Mr. Justice Bruce McDonald

    Calgary, Alberta

    Chairperson

  • (2) Donna Wilson

    Edmonton, Alberta

  • (3) Donald Barry

    Calgary, Alberta

  • 10 Electoral Boundaries Commission for Newfoundland and Labrador

  • (1) Mr. Justice Alphonsus Faour

    St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador

    Chairperson

  • (2) Julie Eveleigh

    Comfort Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador

  • (3) Amanda Bittner

    St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador


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