Canada Elections Act

Version of section 539 from 2003-01-01 to 2019-01-18:


Marginal note:Amendments to list of electoral districts

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), the Chief Electoral Officer may amend the list of electoral districts set out in Schedule 3 by

    • (a) adding to it, where the Chief Electoral Officer is of the opinion that the exigencies of restricted communication or transportation facilities require the addition for the better operation of this Act, the name of any electoral district that

      • (i) is described in a representation order declared under the Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act to be in force, and

      • (ii) coincides with or includes the whole or a part of an electoral district that was set out in Schedule 3 as it read on July 15, 1971; or

    • (b) deleting from it the name of any electoral district referred to in subparagraph (a)(ii) that is not described in a representation order referred to in subparagraph (a)(i).

  • Marginal note:Time

    (2) No amendment to the list of electoral districts set out in Schedule 3 may be made later than seven days after a representation order and no such amendment becomes effective until notice of it has been published in the Canada Gazette.

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