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Electoral maps

Review of Québec’s electoral map

This page contains all the information required to understand the significant work involved in the delimitation of Québec’s electoral map.

In this section

Introduction

Every two general elections, the delimitation of electoral divisions must be reviewed to ensure the effective representation of electors at the Assemblée nationale. The Commission de la représentation électorale (CRE) is mandated to review this delimitation. The CRE published its preliminary report and consulted the population, elected candidates, and interested organizations on its delimitation proposal.

Portrait of the situation

On May 2, 2024, the Assemblée nationale du Québec adopted Bill 59, An Act to interrupt the electoral division delimitation process.

In this context, the electoral map delimitation process undertaken by the Commission de la représentation électorale has been suspended. Section 2 of this act stipulates that the CRE will resume its work after the general election scheduled for October 2026. The CRE will have 12 months following this election to table a preliminary report proposing the new delimitations to the Assemblée nationale.

If you wish to voice your opinion regarding the electoral map, please contact your MNA (member of the National Assembly).

Stages in the delimitation of the electoral map

  • Filing of the preliminary report (September 19, 2023)
  • Public hearings (from October 10 to November 15, 2023)
  • Commission de l’Assemblée nationale (February 13, 14 and 15, 2024)
  • Filing of the second report (interrupted)
  • Five-hour debate at the Assemblée nationale (interrupted)
  • Publication of the decision in the Gazette officielle du Québec (interrupted)
  • Filing of the final report (interrupted)

Report

Preliminary report

Delimitation proposal: preliminary report, September 2023 (PDF – in French)

A courtesy translation is available on request.

Explanatory videos

One electoral division is added in the greater Laurentides and Lanaudière region, and another in the greater Estrie and Centre-du-Québec region. As a counterpart, one electoral division is withdrawn from the eastern part of île de Montréal, and another from the greater Bas-Saint-Laurent and Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine region. These short videos present the various reasons behind our proposal (in French).

Maps comparison

The geographic data obtained through the interactive map were used to sustain the delimitation proposal of the Commission de la représentation électorale. This data will be kept until the next electoral map is adopted.

Use a map viewer to learn about the proposed delimitations in the Preliminary report of the Commission de la représentation électorale.

Public hearings

The Commission de la représentation électorale held public hearings in several regions of Québec. During these hearings, 186 people expressed comments and suggestions regarding the electoral boundaries proposed in the preliminary report. In addition, 38 people took the floor during the study of the preliminary report by the Commission de l’Assemblée nationale on February 13, 14 and 15, 2024.

Number of speakers by hearing date
Hearing date Location Number
October 10, 2023, 7 pm Québec 3
October 17, 2023, 7 pm Terrebonne 8
October 18, 2023, 7 pm Saint-Jérôme 8
October 19, 2023, 7 pm Gatineau 2
October 24, 2023, 7 pm Gaspé 24
October 25, 2023, 2 pm Matane 12
October 25, 2023, 7 pm Matane 4
October 26, 2023, 2 pm New Richmond 32
November 1, 2023, 7 pm Laval 7
November 2, 2023, 2 pm Montréal 13
November 2, 2023, 7 pm Montréal 12
November 3, 2023, 2 pm Virtual hearing 9
November 7, 2023, 7 pm Salaberry-de-Valleyfield 9
November 8, 2023, 7 pm Granby 4
November 9, 2023, 7 pm Drummondville 19
November 15, 2023, 2 pm Virtual hearing 20
Total 186

Briefs and participants

The Commission de la représentation électorale publishes the documents filed and the list of people who spoke during the public hearings, with their consent, as part of the delimitation of Québec’s electoral map.

Other resources

The Charter of the French language and its regulations govern the consultation of English-language content.