An Act to amend the Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act (Northern Ontario)

This bill was last introduced in the 39th Parliament, 2nd Session, which ended in September 2008.


Brent St. Denis  Liberal

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)


Not active, as of Nov. 21, 2007
(This bill did not become law.)


This is from the published bill. The Library of Parliament often publishes better independent summaries.

This enactment amends the Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act to ensure that Northern Ontario maintains a minimum of ten electoral districts.


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Electoral Boundaries Readjustment ActRoutine Proceedings

November 21st, 2007 / 3:15 p.m.
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Brent St. Denis Liberal Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-483, An Act to amend the Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act (Northern Ontario).

Mr. Speaker, very briefly, this bill would support all MPs, all ridings in northern Ontario, which is a vast area. My own riding is 110,000 square kilometres and if trends continue, it will even get bigger, so this is a bill to ensure that at the very least, 9% of the seats in Ontario are allocated to northern Ontario.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)