1996 Legislative Session: 1st Session, 36th Parliament
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HONOURABLE UJJAL DOSANJH
ATTORNEY GENERAL AND MINISTER
RESPONSIBLE FOR MULTICULTURALISM,
HUMAN RIGHTS AND IMMIGRATION
HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of British Columbia, enacts as follows:1 Section 3 of the Electoral Boundaries Commission Act, S.B.C. 1989, c. 65, is amended by renumbering the section as section 3 (1) and by adding the following subsection:
(2) If the commission in carrying out its functions under subsection (1) considers that the number of electoral districts in British Columbia should be increased, it may make proposals to the Legislative Assembly to increase the number of electoral districts up to a maximum of 81.
2 Section 9 is renumbered as section 9 (1) and the following subsection is added:
(2) For the purpose of making proposals under section 3 (2), the commission shall take into account the following:
(a) geographic and demographic considerations, including the sparsity, density or rate of growth of the population of any part of British Columbia and the accessibility, size or physical configuration of any part of British Columbia;
(b) the availability of means of communication and transportation between various parts of British Columbia.
3 Section 10 (1) is amended by adding "the number, which must not be less than 75 nor more than 81, and" before "the names".
SECTION 1: [Electoral Boundaries Commission Act, amends section 3] authorizes the Electoral Boundaries Commission to make proposals regarding whether or not the number of electoral districts should be increased up to a maximum of 81.
SECTION 2: [Electoral Boundaries Commission Act, amends section 9] sets out the terms of reference for the Electoral Boundaries Commission for the purpose of deciding whether or not to raise the number of electoral districts up to a maximum of 81.
SECTION 3: [Electoral Boundaries Commission Act, amends section 10 (1)] is consequential to section 1 of this Bill.
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