From April to mid-June, the Commission de la représentation électorale held public hearings throughout Québec to find out the opinions of citizens, representatives of organizations and elected officials regarding the provincial electoral map. The Commission visited all of Québec’s regions and held 24 public hearings in 23 municipalities. It heard 310 interventions and received 209 briefs and 150 resolutions. In addition, more than 125 opinion questionnaires were completed at the Commission’s website. A total of close to 580 documents were submitted to the CRE.
Over the summer, the Commission will be analyzing the many comments and briefs it received concerning its preliminary proposal. It will hear from the Members of the National Assembly in the early fall and will then table a new report indicating the proposed boundaries of the electoral divisions.
The Commission de la représentation électorale has decision-making authority concerning the boundaries of the electoral divisions. Therefore, within five days following the tabling of the Commission’s second report, the National Assembly must hold a debate, limited to five hours, on the proposed electoral map. Within ten days following this debate, the Commission will make its final decision concerning the new electoral map.
The electoral map showing the new boundaries will then be published in the Gazette officielle du Québec. It will come into effect when the National Assembly is dissolved, provided that dissolution occurs more than three months after publication.
There is still time to complete the online opinion questionnaire to make your comments to the CRE.
You can also consult the documents that were submitted to the public hearings.