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Past Canadian electoral districts

 

Past Canadian electoral districts

This is a list of past arrangements of Canada's electoral districts. Each district sends one member to the Canadian House of Commons. In 1999 and 2003, the Legislative Assembly of Ontario was elected using the same districts within that province. 96 of Ontario's 107 provincial electoral districts, roughly those outside Northern Ontario, remain coterminous with their federal counterparts.

Federal electoral districts in Canada are re-adjusted every ten years based on the Canadian census and proscribed by various constitutional seat guarantees, including the use of a Grandfather clause, for Quebec, the Central Prairies and the Maritime provinces, with the essential proportions between the remaining provinces being "locked" no matter any further changes in relative population as have already occurred. Any major changes to the status quo, if proposed, would require constitutional amendments approved by seven out of ten provinces with two-thirds of the population to ratify constitutional changes allowing changes in the existing imbalance of seats between various provinces. During the 2012 federal electoral redistribution, an attempt was made to get around this by adding additional seats. These 30 new seats, if given final approval, would be the largest increase in the number of seats at any single redistribution since confederation.

  • List of Canadian electoral districts 1867–1871 - 181 seats
  • List of Canadian electoral districts 1871–1872 - 185 seats
  • List of Canadian electoral districts 1872–1873 - 200 seats
  • List of Canadian electoral districts 1873–1882 - 206 seats
  • List of Canadian electoral districts 1882–1886 - 211 seats
  • List of Canadian electoral districts 1886–1892 - 215 seats
  • List of Canadian electoral districts 1892–1903 - 213 seats
  • List of Canadian electoral districts 1903–1907 - 214 seats
  • List of Canadian electoral districts 1907–1914 - 221 seats
  • List of Canadian electoral districts 1914–1924 - 235 seats
  • List of Canadian electoral districts 1924–1933 - 245 seats
  • List of Canadian electoral districts 1933–1947 - 245 seats
  • List of Canadian electoral districts 1947–1952 - 262 seats
  • List of Canadian electoral districts 1952–1966 - 265 seats
  • List of Canadian electoral districts 1966–1976 - 264 seats
  • List of Canadian electoral districts 1976–1987 - 282 seats
  • List of Canadian electoral districts 1987–1996 - 295 seats
  • List of Canadian electoral districts 1996–2003 - 301 seats
  • List of Canadian electoral districts 2003–present - 308 seats

See also

Canadian politics portal

External links

  • Elections Canada - electoral redistribution
  • Parliament of Canada: History of the Federal Electoral Ridings since 1867
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