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Statutes of Newfoundland and Labrador 2005


CHAPTER 52

AN ACT TO AMEND THE ELECTORAL BOUNDARIES ACT

(Assented to December 13, 2005)

Analysis


††††††† 1. S.13 Amdt.
Redistribution and population quotient

††††††† 2. S.14 Amdt.
Reports

††††††† 3.†† S.15 Amdt.
Rules to guide commission


Be it enacted by the Lieutenant-Governor and House of Assembly in Legislative Session convened, as follows:

RSNL1990 cE-4
as amended

††††††† 1. (1) Subsection 13(1) of the Electoral Boundaries Act is amended by striking out the figure "1993" and substituting the figure "2006".

†††††††††††† (2)Subsection 13(2) of the Act is repealed and the following substituted:

†††††††††††† (2)The commission shall determine a quotient for each proposed district by dividing the total population of the province by the number 47.

††††††††† (2.1)Notwithstanding subsection (2), for the purpose of the preparation of the commissionís report in 2006, the commission shall determine a quotient for each proposed district by dividing the total population of the province by the number 44.

†††††††††††† (3)Subsection 13 is amended by adding immediately after subsection (5) the following:

†††††††††††† (6)Notwithstanding subsection (5), for the purpose of the preparation of the commissionís report in 2006, the total population of the province shall, for the purpose of subsection (2.1), be considered not to include that portion of the total population living within the area of the province comprising Labrador.

 

††††††† 2. (1) Subsection 14(1) of the Act is amended by striking out the figure "1993" and substituting the figure "2006".

†††††††††††† (2)Subsection 14(2) of the Act is amended by striking out the figure "1993" and substituting the figure "2006".

†††††††††††† (3)Subsection 14(3) of the Act is repealed.

 

††††††† 3. Section 15 of the Act is amended by adding immediately after subsection (5) the following:

†††††††††††† (6)Notwithstanding the other provisions of this section, for the purpose of the commissionís report in 2006, the commission shall divide the Labrador portion of the province into 4 proposed districts and shall describe the boundaries of those districts in such a manner that the proposed new districts conform as closely as practicable to the present districts.