HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwire - March 18, 2013) - The Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for Nova Scotia has concluded its work of redrawing the province's federal electoral map.
The independent commission was created in February 2012 to set boundaries so that each electoral district contains roughly the same number of people while also taking into account communities of interest or identity, historical patterns and geographic size in sparsely populated regions.
After considering the views of the public, the commission submitted its report to the House of Commons for consideration. As no objections were filed to the report, it is considered final. Therefore, the commission has completed its work and the commission's office in Halifax is now closed.
The Chief Electoral Officer will use this report to create a representation order, which is expected to become official in fall 2013. The new electoral map will be used at the first general election called at least seven months after that date.
For information on the next steps in the redistribution process, please contact Elections Canada's Media Relations office.
To consult the report, visit www.federal-redistribution.ca.