Fair Representation Act (S.C. 2011, c. 26)

Assented to 2011-12-16

Marginal note:R.S., c. 6 (2nd Supp.), s. 3
  •  (1) Subsection 19(2) of the Act is replaced by the following:

    • Marginal note:Notice to be given by public advertisement

      (2) Notice of the time and place fixed by the commission for any sittings to be held by it for the hearing of representations from interested persons shall be given by advertisement published in the Canada Gazette and in at least one newspaper of general circulation in the province at least 30 days before the day on which the sittings commence.

  • Marginal note:R.S., c. 6 (2nd Supp.), s. 3

    (2) Subsection 19(5) of the Act is replaced by the following:

    • Marginal note:Notice of representation to be given before sittings

      (5) No representation shall be heard by a commission at any sittings held by it for the hearing of representations from interested persons unless notice in writing is given to the secretary of the commission within 23 days after the date of the publication of the last advertisement under subsection (2), stating the name and address of the person who seeks to make the representation and indicating concisely the nature of the representation and of the interest of the person.

    • Marginal note:Exception

      (6) Despite subsection (5), a commission may hear the representation without the notice having been given if the commission considers it to be in the public interest to do so.

Marginal note:R.S., c. 6 (2nd Supp.), s. 4

 Section 20 of the Act is replaced by the following:

Marginal note:Time for completing report
  • 20. (1) Each commission shall, not later than 10 months after the day on which the chairman receives the copy of the return referred to in paragraph 13(2)(a), complete a report for presentation to the House of Commons setting out the considerations and proposals of the commission concerning the division of the province into electoral districts, the descriptions and boundaries of the districts and the population of and name to be given to each district and, on the completion of the report, shall cause two certified copies of the report to be transmitted to the Chief Electoral Officer.

  • Marginal note:Extension of time

    (2) The Chief Electoral Officer may, on request by a commission, extend the time for the completion of its report for a further period or periods not exceeding two months in the aggregate.

Marginal note:Obligations of Chief Electoral Officer
  • 20.1 (1) On receiving the certified copies referred to in section 20 of the report of any commission, the Chief Electoral Officer shall

    • (a) transmit one of the copies to the Speaker; and

    • (b) with the cooperation of the Department of Natural Resources and in accordance with the descriptions and definitions proposed in the report, prepare and print

      • (i) individual maps of each electoral district showing the proposed boundaries of each district,

      • (ii) individual maps of each province showing the proposed boundaries of the electoral districts in the province, and

      • (iii) individual maps of all cities and metropolitan municipalities, portions of which are in more than one proposed electoral district.

  • Marginal note:Electronic version of maps

    (2) The Chief Electoral Officer shall provide an electronic version of each map containing its digital geospatial data to each registered party, as defined in subsection 2(1) of the Canada Elections Act.

Marginal note:R.S., c. 6 (2nd Supp.), s. 5

 Subsection 21(1) of the Act is replaced by the following:

Marginal note:Report to be referred to committee
  • 21. (1) Subject to subsection (2), the Speaker shall cause the certified copy of the report that has been transmitted to him or her to be laid before the House of Commons and referred to the committee of the House of Commons that it may establish for the purposes of dealing with electoral matters without delay on receipt of the copy by the Speaker if Parliament is then sitting or, if Parliament is not then sitting, on any of the first five days of the next sitting of Parliament.

Marginal note:2004, c. 1, s. 2

 Section 25 of the Act is replaced by the following:

Marginal note:Order in force
  • 25. (1) Within five days after the day on which the Minister receives the representation order, the Governor in Council shall by proclamation declare the representation order to be in force, effective on the first dissolution of Parliament that occurs at least seven months after the day on which that proclamation was issued, and on the issue of the proclamation the order has the force of law accordingly.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (2) Despite subsection (1), if a proclamation under the Canada Elections Act for the holding of a general election is issued during the period beginning on the day on which the proclamation under subsection (1) is issued and ending seven months after that day, the representation order becomes effective on the first dissolution of Parliament that occurs at least seven months after the date fixed by the proclamation under that Act for the return of the writ for that election.

  • Marginal note:Returning officers and electoral district associations

    (3) For the purpose of authorizing and enabling, whenever required, the appointment of returning officers under section 24 of the Canada Elections Act or the registration of electoral district associations under subsection 403.22(4) of that Act, the representation order is deemed to be effective on the day on which the proclamation under subsection (1) is issued.

Marginal note:1994, c. 41, par. 38(1)(a)

 Section 28 of the Act is replaced by the following:

Marginal note:Maps to be prepared and printed
  • 28. (1) As soon as feasible after the issue of the proclamation declaring the representation order to be in force, the Chief Electoral Officer shall, with the cooperation of the Department of Natural Resources and in accordance with the descriptions and definitions set out in the order, prepare and print

    • (a) individual maps of each electoral district showing the boundaries of each district;

    • (b) individual maps of each province showing the boundaries of the electoral districts established in the province; and

    • (c) individual maps of all cities and metropolitan municipalities, portions of which are in more than one electoral district.

  • Marginal note:Electronic version of maps

    (2) The Chief Electoral Officer shall provide an electronic version of each map containing its digital geospatial data to each registered party, as defined in subsection 2(1) of the Canada Elections Act.

 
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