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July 6, 2015

2015 Election: Change of district boundaries

Did you know that the Constitution of Canada requires that the boundaries of federal electoral districts be reviewed after each 10-year census?

The purpose of the redistribution of federal electoral districts is to reflect changes and movements in Canada's population. Thus, the new electoral boundaries will be in effect for the next fixed federal election date of October 19, 2015.

A federal electoral district is a geographical area represented by a deputy. Voters vote for a deputy so that he represents the people of their constituency in the House of Commons. Each constituency corresponds to a seat in the House of Commons.

When the 2015 federal election will be called, the number of constituencies will go from 308 to 338. This modification is part of the 2013 redistribution process, which affected the boundaries of most of the country’s constituencies.

And so, your constituency may very well have been altered.

Your electoral district will likely have changed in some way.

For example:

  • Your electoral district may be renamed
  • Your electoral district's shape and size may change
  • Your neighbourhood or town may become part of a new electoral district
  • Your neighbourhood or town may be joined with a neighbouring electoral district

Find out more!

To find out if some changes were made to your riding, please visit the page Canada's Federal Electoral Districts.