Electoral representation - The Commission de la représentation électorale makes a final decision concerning the new electoral map of Québec

October 19, 2011

 

Quebec City, October 19, 2011 – Following the five-hour debate held at the National Assembly on September 27 and 28, 2011, the Commission de la représentation électorale makes a final decision concerning Québec’s new electoral map. It may be recalled that the Commission is chaired by the Chief Electoral Officer, Jacques Drouin, and also includes two commissioners, Serge Courville and Bruno Jean, the latter recently appointed by the National Assembly.
 
The Commission’s decision
 
The Commission analysed all the arguments made by members of the National Assembly during the five-hour debate. It also studied the requests for modification of the electoral map recently submitted to it by various organizations and Members of the National Assembly. After considering all of these requests, the members of the Commission reached a unanimous decision, on October 12, 2011, to maintain the boundaries of the electoral divisions as outlined in its report tabled with the National Assembly on September 20, 2011, with the following modifications:
·        The municipality of Saint-Blaise-sur-Richelieu, which, according to the report, was to be located in the electoral division of Huntingdon, is now included in the electoral division of Saint-Jean;
·        The municipalities of Saint-Antoine-sur-Richelieu and Saint-Denis-sur-Richelieu, which, according to the report, were to be located in the electoral division of Richelieu, are now included in the electoral division of Borduas; and
·     The electoral division called Marguerite-D’Youville in the report is now called Montarville.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Election Act, this decision concerning the boundaries of the electoral divisions of Québec must be published in the Gazette officielle du Québec. A special edition of the Gazette will appear on October 20, 2011 for this purpose. It will disclose the name and boundaries of each electoral division and present them in alphabetical order.
 
The new electoral map will come into force upon the dissolution of the National Assembly for the holding of the next  general election, unless this occurs before January 21, 2012, i.e. within three months of publication of the list of electoral divisions in the Gazette officielle du Québec.
 
In the upcoming months, the Commission will publish a report describing Québec’s 125 electoral divisions, including a map designed to represent them.
As of now, anyone wishing to know the boundaries of the 125 electoral divisions can go to the website of the Chief Electoral Officer and the Commission de la représentation électorale, at http://www2.electionsquebec.qc.ca/lacartechange/en/step_3_final_decision.asp.
Included on the website are maps detailing the revised boundaries of all electoral divisions.
 
 
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