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Second Session, Thirty-Ninth Legislature

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Bill 242

THE ELECTORAL DIVISIONS AMENDMENT ACT (POPULATION VARIANCES FOR SOUTHERN RURAL CONSTITUENCIES)


Explanatory Note

(Assented to                                         )

HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, enacts as follows:

C.C.S.M. c. E40 amended

1           The Electoral Divisions Act is amended by this Act.

2           Clause 11(3)(a) is replaced with the following:

(a) where the electoral division is situated wholly south of the 53rd parallel and has an area of less than 5,000 km2, be greater than 10% more or 10% less than the quotient obtained under section 9;

(a.1) where the electoral division is situated wholly south of the 53rd parallel and has an area equal to or exceeding 5,000 km2, be greater than 15% more or 15% less than the quotient obtained under section 9; and

Coming into force

3           This Act comes into force on the day it receives royal assent.

Explanatory Note

This Bill amends The Electoral Divisions Act to allow large southern rural constituencies to have a population that is 15% more or 15% less than the population quotient determined under the Act.