Government of Alberta
“Albertans’ right to effective representation in government is fundamental to democracy and is protected by the Canadian Constitution,” said Justice Myra Bielby, Chair of the Electoral Boundaries Commission.
“The year-long review of Alberta’s electoral boundaries was undertaken as required by law, with a view to producing recommendations to the Legislature aimed at ensuring continued effective representation notwithstanding significant population growth in recent years. I thank the hundreds of Albertans who participated over the last year, making representations and providing feedback. Their insight has been invaluable to our process.”
The report recommends the creation of three new electoral divisions – Airdrie-Cochrane, Calgary-North East and Edmonton-South.
The report also recommends the consolidation of ridings in three areas in the province that have experienced below average population growth over the last eight years.