List of Canadian federal electoral districts

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This is a list of Canada's 308 federal electoral districts (commonly called ridings in Canadian English) as defined by the 2003 Representation Order, which came into effect on May 23, 2004.

Federal electoral districts are constituencies that elect Members of Parliament to Canada's House of Commons every election. Provincial electoral districts often have names similar to their local federal counterpart, but usually have different geographic boundaries. Canadians elected members for each federal electoral district most recently in the 2011 federal election on Monday, May 2, 2011.

There are four ridings established by the British North America Act in 1867 that have existed continuously without changes to their names or being abolished and reconstituted as a riding due to redistricting: Beauce (Quebec), Halifax (Nova Scotia), Shefford (Quebec), and Simcoe North (Ontario).

On October 27, 2011, the Conservative government tabled Bill C-20,[1] a measure that would expand the House of Commons to 338 seats, with 15 new seats for Ontario, 6 new seats each for Alberta and British Columbia, and 3 for Quebec.[2] This follows two previous measures to expand the chamber from its current size.[3][4][5] The new electoral districts will come into effect for the first general election to be called after May 1, 2014.

Alberta — 28 seats[edit]

Map of Canadian federal ridings in the 2008 election.

British Columbia — 36 seats[edit]

Manitoba — 14 seats[edit]

New Brunswick — 10 seats[edit]

Newfoundland and Labrador — 7 seats[edit]

Northwest Territories - 1 seat[edit]

Nova Scotia — 11 seats[edit]

Nunavut — 1 seat[edit]

Ontario — 106 seats[edit]

Prince Edward Island — 4 seats[edit]

Quebec — 75 seats[edit]

Saskatchewan — 14 seats[edit]

Yukon — 1 seat[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Parliament of Canada, [LEGISinfo - House Government Bill C-20 (41-1) http://www.parl.gc.ca/LegisInfo/BillDetails.aspx?Language=E&Mode=1&billId=5194714]
  2. ^ Postmedia News "[Alberta to receive six more Commons seats under new plan http://www.edmontonjournal.com/technology/Alberta+receive+more+Commons+seats+under+plan/5620564/story.html] Edmonton Journal. , October 28, 2011"
  3. ^ "Tory plan would create 22 new ridings, but nobody knows just where". CBC News. 2007-11-14. Retrieved 2008-01-08. 
  4. ^ Howlett, Karen. "Ontario gains 21 seats in Parliament." Globe and Mail December 17, 2008
  5. ^ Canadian Press "[Ontario getting 21 more seats http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/555294]." Toronto Star. , December 17, 2008

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Preceded by
Electoral districts 1996-2003
Past Canadian electoral districts Succeeded by
2012 representation