- Kyle Bolt
Electoral Boundaries and Representation Commission Holds Second Round of Hearings
New Brunswick’s Electoral Boundaries and Representation Commission will receive additional feedback this week on a proposed new electoral map that redraws the boundaries of the province’s 49 electoral districts.
The independent commission released its preliminary report on Dec. 12, 2022.
The commission will hold a second round of hearings, to be conducted virtually, starting Wednesday, Jan. 11, until Saturday, Jan. 14. The hearings are divided by groupings of electoral districts, with two additional sessions open to anyone provincewide.
Wednesday, Jan. 11 – 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. – Northern (Electoral Districts 1-8) Wednesday, Jan. 11 – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Miramichi (Electoral Districts 9-11) Thursday, Jan. 12 – 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. – Provincial (open to all electoral districts) Thursday, Jan. 12 – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Southeastern (Electoral Districts 12-24) Friday, Jan. 13 – 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. – Southern (Electoral Districts 25-36) Friday, Jan. 13 – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Capital (Electoral Districts 37-44) Saturday, Jan. 14 – 10 a.m. to noon – Upper River Valley (Electoral Districts 45-49) Saturday, Jan. 14 – 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. – Provincial (open to all electoral districts)
Individuals or organizations wishing to make a formal presentation must contact the commission at commissionNB@gnb.ca or call toll-free at 1-833-938-1600 to book a date and time.
People may also submit feedback on the recommendations by email, through the comment page on the commission’s website, or by mail: Electoral Boundaries and Representation Commission, 500 Beaverbrook Ct., Suite 200, P.O. Box 6000, Fredericton, N.B., E3B 5H1.
The commission has until mid-March to prepare its final report. The deadline for receiving feedback is Sunday, Jan. 15.