The Nova Scotia House of Assembly Act requires the appointment of an independent Electoral Boundaries Commission to recommend the boundaries and names for all electoral districts across the province of Nova Scotia. Moreover, in 2017 the Commission on Effective Electoral Representation of Acadians and African Nova Scotia (the Commission on Effective Electoral Representation) was established and made a number of recommendations respecting the process for establishing these provincial electoral boundaries.
Based on this report and its recommendations, the House of Assembly, through its Select Committee, appointed the 2018-19 Electoral Boundaries Commission (the Commission) and established its Terms of Reference (TOR). They clearly set forth the criteria to review the current electoral boundaries within Nova Scotia with a focus on effective representation and the practical implementation of the recommendations set down by the Commission on Effective Electoral Representation.
The Electoral Boundaries Commission will release its final report on April 15, 2019.