Proposed Boundaries – Saskatchewan

Preamble

The Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for the Province of Saskatchewan ("the Commission") has been established pursuant to the Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act ("the Act").

The 2011 decennial census established the population of the Province of Saskatchewan at 1,033,381. Saskatchewan's representation in the House of Commons is 14 members and the province must be divided into 14 electoral districts. The population of the province divided by 14 gives an electoral quota for each electoral district of 73,813.

The Act directs that the division of the province into electoral districts shall proceed on the basis that the population of each electoral district shall, as closely as reasonably possible, correspond to the electoral quota of 73,813. The Commission is required to consider: (a) the community of interest or community of identity in or the historical pattern of an electoral district; and (b) a manageable geographic size for districts in sparsely populated, rural or northern regions of the province.

The Commission may depart from the rule which provides that the population of each electoral district shall, as closely as reasonably possible, correspond to the electoral quota. This may occur in any case where the Commission considers it necessary or desirable in order to respect the community of interest, community of identity or historical pattern of an electoral district or in order to maintain a manageable geographic size for electoral districts. In departing from the application of the rule, the Commission shall make every effort to ensure that, except in circumstances viewed by the Commission as being extraordinary, the population of each electoral district remains within 25% more or 25% less of the electoral quota.

Pursuant to the provisions of the Act, the Commission proposes that the Province of Saskatchewan be divided into 14 electoral districts as illustrated by the maps set out in this proposal and as described in this proposal.

A copy of the proposal may be obtained from the Commission, free of charge, on request. Requests may be submitted to the Commission by mail, e-mail, telephone or fax. Contact information is provided in the Notice of Representation section.

The names which the Commission proposes for the 14 electoral districts, the population in each district, and the percentage by which the population departs from the electoral quota in each district are as follows:

  • 1. Cypress Hills—Grasslands
    Population: 66,693 (9.65% less than the electoral quota)

  • 2. Desnethé—Missinippi—Churchill River
    Population: 69,486 (5.86% less than the electoral quota)

  • 3. Kindersley—Rosetown—Humboldt
    Population: 74,829 (1.38% greater than the electoral quota)

  • 4. Lloydminster—Battlefords—Rosthern
    Population: 74,653 (1.14% greater than the electoral quota)

  • 5. Moose Jaw—Lake Centre—Lanigan
    Population: 71,006 (3.80% less than the electoral quota)

  • 6. Prince Albert
    Population: 76,854 (4.12% greater than the electoral quota)

  • 7. Regina—Lewvan
    Population: 76,395 (3.50% greater than the electoral quota)

  • 8. Regina—Qu'Appelle
    Population: 76,083 (3.08% greater than the electoral quota)

  • 9. Saskatoon Centre—University
    Population: 76,244 (3.29% greater than the electoral quota)

  • 10. Saskatoon—Grasswood
    Population: 74,738 (1.25% greater than the electoral quota)

  • 11. Saskatoon West
    Population: 73,858 (0.06% greater than the electoral quota)

  • 12. Souris—Moose Mountain
    Population: 71,089 (3.69% less than the electoral quota)

  • 13. Wascana
    Population: 77,208 (4.60% greater than the electoral quota)

  • 14. Yorkton—Melville
    Population: 74,245 (0.59% greater than the electoral quota)




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