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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


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 publishes its preliminary report, which contains its proposal for the delimitation, before hearing from citizens, MNAs and organizations concerned during public hearings.

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 (coming soon)
  • Five-hour debate at the Assemblée nationale (coming soon)
  • Publication of the decision in the Gazette officielle du Québec (coming soon)
  • Filing of the final report (coming soon)


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 As a counterpart, one electoral division is withdrawn from the eastern part of Île-de-Montréal, and another from the greater Bas-Saint-Laurent and Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine region.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 will be 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 new delimitations.

Online participation

You can express your views and share your comments on the proposed delimitation changes of some of Québec’s electoral divisions.

A brief is a document in which you, as an individual or on behalf of an organization, can submit your opinion on the proposal for the delimitation of electoral divisions contained in the preliminary report.

Unless otherwise decided by the Commission de la représentation électorale, the documents you submit as part of the public consultation will be posted on our website, with your consent. They must not contain any personal, confidential or copyrighted information.

Guidelines for preparing your brief

The brief should express as clearly as possible your position on the electoral division delimitation proposed in the Commission’s preliminary report.

We recommend that you divide your brief into three sections:

  • Presentation of the author or organization represented
  • General presentation
  • Recommendations

A document containing the following elements can be removed from the list of briefs received and posted on our website:

  • Defamatory, hateful, racist, homophobic, sexist or xenophobic comments;
  • Violent, threatening, aggressive, abusive, insulting, vulgar or offensive language;
  • Attacks or insults, whether directed at the Commission de la représentation électorale, its commissioners, a member of its staff or one of its representatives.

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.