Final Report – Alberta

Foreword

The Report of the Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for the Province of Alberta (the "Report") was completed on December 10, 2012, and tabled in the House of Commons on December 12, 2012. The Commission's Report was then referred to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs (the "Standing Committee") on December 12, 2012, and members of Parliament were able to file objections relating to the Report. Ten objections to the Report were filed with the Standing Committee.

In accordance with subsection 22(3) of the Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. E-3 (the "Act"), the Forty-Third Report of the Standing Committee, the objections to the Commission's Report, and the relevant minutes of proceedings and evidence were referred back to the Commission for consideration of the matter of the objections.

The initial version of the Report is included in this final Report in its entirety.

The new section titled "Addendum – Disposition of Objections" provides the Commission's consideration and its disposition of objections. The changes are as follows:

  1. The name of the electoral district Edmonton Callingwood changes to Edmonton West.
  2. The electoral boundaries of Yellowhead and Red Deer—Wolf Creek are altered; the County of Ponoka, in its entirety, has been placed in the electoral district of Red Deer—Wolf Creek.
  3. The electoral boundaries of Calgary Skyview and Calgary Forest Lawn are altered; a small geographic section from the electoral district of Calgary Forest Lawn has been moved into Calgary Skyview.
  4. The electoral boundaries of Foothills and Medicine Hat are altered; the communities residing in the area between the Waterton and Belly rivers have been moved to the Foothills electoral district, with the exception as described further on.

These adjustments and reasons for the changes are provided in the Addendum and in the "Amendments to Schedule B" section of this amended Report.

In all other respects, the Commission's Report of December 10, 2012, is unaltered.



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