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Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act

Version of section 3 from 2011-12-16 to 2024-06-19:

Marginal note:Commissions to be established

  •  (1) For each decennial census, the Governor in Council shall establish by proclamation, published in the Canada Gazette, an electoral boundaries commission for each province before the earlier of

    • (a) the expiry of a period of 60 days after the day on which the Minister receives a return certified by the Chief Statistician under subsection 13(1), and

    • (b) the expiry of a period of six months after the first day of the month that is fixed by the Governor in Council under subsection 19(1) of the Statistics Act as the month in which the census is to be taken.

  • Marginal note:Duties of the commissions

    (2) The ten commissions established pursuant to subsection (1) shall consider and report on the readjustment of the representation of the provinces in the House of Commons required to be made on the completion of each decennial census.

  • R.S., 1985, c. E-3, s. 3
  • 2001, c. 21, s. 27
  • 2011, c. 26, s. 3

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