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This is a list of Canada's 308 federal electoral districts (also known as ridings in Canadian English) as defined by the 2003 Representation Order, which came into effect on May 23, 2004.

Federal electoral districts are constituencies that elect Members of Parliament to Canada's House of Commons every election. Provincial electoral districts may have similar names with different geographic boundaries, as in Ottawa South.

Four ridings established by the British North America Act in 1867 are still in existence: Beauce, Halifax, Shefford, and Simcoe North.

Canadians elected members for each electoral district most recently in the 2008 federal election. On November 14, 2007, the government of Canada announced a bill that would see the creation of 22 new ridings – ten in Ontario, seven in British Columbia and five in Alberta.[1] After protests from Ontario that it would still not receive a fair number of seats under the new system, this was revised in December 2008 to give Ontario 21 new ridings.[2] The new districts would take effect after the results have been gathered from the 2011 census. They will thus most likely appear in 2014, and apply to subsequent elections.[3]

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Alberta — 28 seats

Map of Canadian federal ridings in the 2008 election.

British Columbia — 36 seats

Manitoba — 14 seats

New Brunswick — 10 seats

Newfoundland and Labrador — 7 seats

Northwest Territories - 1 seat

Nova Scotia — 11 seats

Nunavut — 1 seat

Ontario — 106 seats

Prince Edward Island — 4 seats

Quebec — 75 seats

Saskatchewan — 14 seats

Yukon — 1 seat

See also

References

  1. ^ "Tory plan would create 22 new ridings, but nobody knows just where". CBC News. 2007-11-14. http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2007/11/14/riding-boundaries.html. Retrieved 2008-01-08.  
  2. ^ Howlett, Karen. "Ontario gains 21 seats in Parliament." Globe and Mail December 17, 2008
  3. ^ "[Tory plan would create 22 new ridings http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2007/11/14/riding-boundaries.html]." CBC News. November 14, 2007

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