Manitobans Encouraged To Share Their Views On Electoral Boundaries
Individuals and groups in Manitoba have until March 16 to share their views on the current provincial electoral boundaries. Public submissions are a key part of the review process, which is carried out by the Electoral Divisions Boundaries Commission.
Provincial law requires that electoral division boundaries be reviewed every 10 years in order to ensure effective representation for all Manitobans. If a division has a significant change in population, the boundaries for that division might need to be adjusted.
“The redistribution of Manitoba’s electoral boundaries is a very important consultative process,” says Chief Justice Richard Chartier, chair of the Commission. “The outcome will determine how Manitobans are represented in the Legislative Assembly. We encourage all Manitobans to participate by sharing their opinions, making the redistribution a fair and transparent process.”
Public submissions on existing boundaries can be made by email, fax, mail or online at staging.boundariescommission.mb.ca. Submissions will be accepted until March 16, 2018.
Once proposed boundaries are released later this year, the public will have another chance to provide their input. As outlined in The Electoral Divisions Act, the Commission is non-partisan and independent in its actions. For more information on the Commission and its members, visit the website.
To make a submission or for further information:
Jacynth Lagacé, Secretary
Manitoba Electoral Divisions Boundaries Commission
120-200 Vaughan Street
Winnipeg MB R3C 1T5
Phone: 204 945-5755
Toll Free: 1 866 628-6837
Fax: 204 945-6011