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Representation Act, 2015

S.o. 2015, chapter 31
Schedule 1

Consolidation Period:  From January 1, 2017 to the e-Laws currency date.

Last amendment: 2016, c. 33, s. 36.

Legislative History: 2016, c. 33, s. 36.

Definitions

1 In this Act,

“federal Act” means the Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act (Canada); (“loi fédérale”)

“federal electoral district” means an electoral district established under the federal Act. (“circonscription électorale fédérale”)

Redistribution

2 (1) For the purpose of representation in the Legislative Assembly, Ontario is divided into the following electoral districts:

1. The 11 northern electoral districts, whose names and boundaries are set out in the Schedule.

2. In the part of Ontario that lies outside the 11 northern electoral districts, 111 southern electoral districts whose names and boundaries are identical to those of the federal electoral districts that come into effect on the first dissolution of Parliament after May 1, 2014.

Effective date

(2) The redistribution described in subsection (1) takes effect immediately after the first dissolution of the Legislature after November 30, 2016.

Existing electoral districts maintained until effective date

(3) Until the redistribution described in subsection (1) takes effect, Ontario is divided into 107 electoral districts with the names and boundaries that are in effect under the Representation Act, 2005 as it reads on the day before the day the Electoral Boundaries Act, 2015 receives Royal Assent.

One member per district

3 One member shall be returned to the Assembly for each electoral district.

Far North Electoral Boundaries Commission

4 (1) There is established a body to be known as the Far North Electoral Boundaries Commission in English and Commission de délimitation des circonscriptions électorales du Grand Nord in French (“the Commission”), which shall be composed of the following persons appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council:

1. A current or former judge of a court in Ontario, who shall act as the chair of the Commission.

2. The Chief Electoral Officer.

3. A member of the faculty of a university in Ontario.

4. Two community representatives who identify as Indigenous persons. 2016, c. 33, s. 36 (1).

Remuneration

(2) Members of the Commission, other than the Chief Electoral Officer and the chair of the Commission, if the chair is a current judge, may be paid such remuneration as may be determined by the Lieutenant Governor in Council. 2016, c. 33, s. 36 (1).

Reimbursement for expenses

(3) Members of the Commission are entitled to be reimbursed for reasonable expenses incurred in the work of the Commission, as determined by the Lieutenant Governor in Council. 2016, c. 33, s. 36 (1).

Staff

(4) The Commission may engage staff to assist it in its work, and those staff shall be paid salaries or wages comparable to those determined under Part III of the Public Service of Ontario Act, 2006 for public servants employed under that Part, except for persons whose services are provided under subsection (5). 2016, c. 33, s. 36 (1).

Seconded staff

(5) The Commission may enter into agreements for any service required by the Commission with,

(a) the Chief Electoral Officer for the provision of services by employees of the Office of the Chief Electoral Officer; and

(b) the Crown for the provision of services by public servants employed under Part III of the Public Service of Ontario Act, 2006. 2016, c. 33, s. 36 (1).

Charge on CRF

(6) All remuneration, expenses and other costs incurred in the work of the Commission shall be paid out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund. 2016, c. 33, s. 36 (1).

Mandate

(7) The Commission shall consider and make recommendations with respect to the creation of at least one and no more than two additional electoral districts within the geographic areas occupied under this Act, at the time of the establishment of the Commission, by the electoral districts of Kenora-Rainy River and Timmins-James Bay and with respect to the boundaries and names of all of the electoral districts in those geographic areas. 2016, c. 33, s. 36 (1).

Matters to be considered

(8) In making its recommendations, the Commission shall take into account,

(a) communities of interest;

(b) representation of Indigenous people;

(c) municipal and other administrative boundaries;

(d) sparsity, density and the rate of population growth in the geographic areas;

(e) geographical features;

(f) the availability and accessibility of means of communication and transportation in the geographic areas;

(g) representations by members of the Legislative Assembly who represent constituencies in Northern Ontario, and other interested persons; and

(h) anything else that the Commission considers appropriate. 2016, c. 33, s. 36 (1).

Preliminary and final reports

(9) The Commission, after holding public hearings and performing any other consultation it considers appropriate, shall release a report containing its preliminary recommendations, and, after holding further public hearings and performing any other consultation it considers appropriate, shall produce a report containing its final recommendations. 2016, c. 33, s. 36 (1).

Submission of final report

(10) Within three months of the day when all the members of the Commission have been appointed, the Commission shall submit the report containing its final recommendations to the Attorney General, who shall promptly make the report public. 2016, c. 33, s. 36 (1).

Recommendations by consensus

(11) The Commission shall operate by consensus in making its decisions and recommendations, but in the case of an inability to reach consensus with respect to its preliminary or final recommendations, the recommendations of the dissenting member or members shall be included in the Commission’s report. 2016, c. 33, s. 36 (1).

Duty to introduce legislation

(12) A member of the Executive Council shall, before October 30, 2017, introduce legislation to implement the final recommendations of the Commission. 2016, c. 33, s. 36 (1).

Repeal

(13) This section is repealed on December 31, 2017. 2016, c. 33, s. 36 (1).

Section Amendments with date in force (d/m/y)

2015, c. 31, s. 4 (13) - see 2016, c. 33, s. 36 (1) - 31/12/2017

2016, c. 33, s. 36 (1) - 01/01/2017

5 Omitted (enacts short title of this Act).

Schedule
11 Northern Electoral Districts

(Paragraph 1 of subsection 2 (1))

1. Algoma-Manitoulin

Consisting of:

FIRSTLY:

All of the Territorial District of Algoma, EXCEPTING the City of Sault Ste. Marie and that part of the Rankin Location Indian Reserve No. 15D lying within the limits of the City of Sault Ste. Marie.

SECONDLY:

All those parts of the Territorial District of Sudbury described as:

(i) All that part lying west of the easterly limit of the geographic townships of Shenango, Lemoine, Carty, Pinogami, Biggs, Rollo, Swayze, Cunningham, Blamey, Shipley, Singapore, Burr and Edighoffer;

(ii) All that part lying south and west of a line described as follows: Commencing at the northwest corner of the geographic township of Acheson; thence easterly along the north boundary of the geographic townships of Acheson, Venturi and Ermatinger to the northeast corner of the geographic township of Ermatinger; thence southerly along the east boundary of the geographic townships of Ermatinger and Totten to the westerly limit of the former Regional Municipality of Sudbury (2000); thence generally southerly along the west limit of said former regional municipality to the northeast corner of the geographic township of Foster; thence southerly along the east boundary of the geographic townships of Foster and Curtin to the southeast corner of the geographic township of Curtin; thence easterly along the south limit of the geographic townships of Roosevelt, Hansen and Goschen to the southeast corner of the geographic township of Goschen; thence southerly along the west limit of the geographic township of Sale to the southwest corner thereof; thence easterly along the south limit of the geographic township of Sale to the southeast corner thereof; thence southerly along the west limit of the geographic townships of Kilpatrick and Travers and continuing southerly to the northeast corner of the Territorial District of Manitoulin on the west limit of the Territorial District of Sudbury.

THIRDLY:

All that part of the Territorial District of Thunder Bay lying south and east of a line described as follows: Commencing at the southwest corner of the geographic Township of Downer; thence west astronomically to the intersection of a line drawn south astronomically from the southeast corner of the geographic Township of Bain; thence south astronomically to the intersection of a line drawn west astronomically from the southwest corner of the geographic township of McGill; thence east astronomically to longitude 86°00ˈW; thence southerly along longitude 86°00ˈW to the White River; thence generally westerly along said river to the northerly shore of Lake Superior; thence S45°00ˈW astronomically to the international boundary between Canada and the United States of America.

FOURTHLY:

All of the Territorial District of Manitoulin.

2. Kenora-Rainy River

Consisting of:

FIRSTLY:

All of the Territorial District of Kenora, EXCEPTING that part lying east of a line described as follows: Commencing at the most northerly northeast corner of the Territorial District of Thunder Bay; thence northerly along the production of the east limit of the Territorial District of Thunder Bay to the north limit of the Province of Ontario.

SECONDLY:

All that part of the Territorial District of Rainy River lying west of a line described as follows: Commencing at the intersection of the south limit of said district with a meridian line known as the 4th Meridian Line, surveyed by Phillips and Benner, Ontario Land Surveyors, 1926; thence northerly along said meridian line to the south limit of the Town of Atikokan; thence westerly along said south limit of said town to the southwest corner thereof; thence northerly along the west limit of said town and its production northerly to the north limit of the Territorial District of Rainy River.

THIRDLY:

All that part of the Territorial District of Thunder Bay lying north and west of a line described as follows: Commencing at the intersection of the west limit of the Territorial District of Thunder Bay with a base line, known as the 6th Base Line or Ross’s Base Line, surveyed by K.G. Ross, Ontario Land Surveyor, 1923; thence easterly along said base line to the southeast corner of the geographic Township of Bertrand; thence northerly along the east boundary of the geographic townships of Bertrand, McLaurin, Furlonge, Fletcher and Bulmer to the northeast corner of the geographic Township of Bulmer; thence northerly along a meridian line, known as Phillips and Benner’s Meridian Line, surveyed by Phillips and Benner, Ontario Land Surveyors, 1923, to the north limit of the Territorial District of Thunder Bay.

3. Nickel Belt

Consisting of:

FIRSTLY:

All that part of the Territorial District of Timiskaming lying west of the easterly limit of the geographic townships of Douglas and Geikie.

SECONDLY:

All of the Territorial District of Sudbury, EXCEPTING those parts described as follows, other than that part forming Wahnapitae Indian Reserve No. 11:

(i) All that part lying west of the easterly limit of the geographic townships of Shenango, Lemoine, Carty, Pinogami, Biggs, Rollo, Swayze, Cunningham, Blamey, Shipley, Singapore, Burr and Edighoffer;

(ii) All that part lying south and west of a line described as follows: Commencing at the northwest corner of the geographic township of Acheson; thence easterly along the north boundary of the geographic townships of Acheson, Venturi and Ermatinger to the northeast corner of the geographic township of Ermatinger; thence southerly along the east boundary of the geographic townships of Ermatinger and Totten to the westerly limit of the former Regional Municipality of Sudbury (2000); thence generally southerly along the west limit of said former regional municipality to the northeast corner of the geographic township of Foster; thence southerly along the east limit of the geographic townships of Foster and Curtin to the southeast corner of the geographic township of Curtin; thence easterly along the south limit of the geographic townships of Roosevelt, Hansen and Goschen to the southeast corner of the geographic township of Goschen; thence southerly along the west limit of the geographic township of Sale to the southwest corner thereof; thence easterly along the south limit of the geographic township of Sale to the southeast corner thereof; thence southerly along the west limit of the geographic townships of Kilpatrick and Travers and continuing southerly to the northeast corner of the Territorial District of Manitoulin on the west limit of the Territorial District of Sudbury;

(iii) All that part lying easterly of a line described as follows: Commencing at the northwest corner of the geographic Township of Stull; thence southerly along the west limit of the geographic townships of Stull, Valin, Cotton, Beresford and Creelman to the north limit of the former Regional Municipality of Sudbury (as existed on December 31, 1996); thence generally easterly and southerly along the north and east limits of said former municipality and continuing southerly along the east limit of the geographic township of Dryden to the northwest corner of the geographic township of Hawley; thence southerly and easterly along the west and south limits  of the geographic township of Hawley to the northeast corner of the geographic township of Hendrie; thence southerly along the east limit of the geographic townships of Hendrie and Hoskin to the north limit of the geographic township of Delamere; thence easterly along the north limit of the geographic township of Delamere to the northwest corner of the former Municipal Township of Cosby, Mason and Martland (as existed on December 31, 1996); thence generally southerly and easterly along the west and south limits of the said former municipal township to the south limit of the Territorial District of Sudbury;

(iv) All that part of the former City of Sudbury (as existed on December 31, 1996), lying north of a line described as follows: Commencing at the intersection of the east limit of said former city and Highway No. 69; thence westerly along said highway to Long Lake Road; thence southerly along said road to the north limit of the geographic township of Broder; thence westerly along the north limit of said geographic township to the west limit of said former city.

4. Nipissing

Consisting of:

FIRSTLY:

All that part of the Territorial District of Nipissing described as follows: Commencing at the southeast corner of the Territorial District of Parry Sound on the west limit of the Territorial District of Nipissing; thence generally easterly and southerly along the west and south limits of the Territorial District of Nipissing to the southwest corner of the geographic township of Sproule; thence easterly and northerly along the south and east limits of said geographic township to the southeast corner of the geographic township of Bower; thence northerly along the east limit of the geographic townships of Bower and Freswick to the northeast corner of the geographic township of Freswick; thence westerly, northerly and easterly along the south, west and north limits of the geographic township of Lister to the southeast corner of the geographic township of Boyd; thence northerly along the east limit of the geographic township of Boyd to the south limit of the Municipal Township of Papineau-Cameron; thence easterly and northerly along the south and east limits of said municipal township to the interprovincial boundary between Ontario and Quebec; thence generally northwesterly along said interprovincial boundary to the intersection of the production easterly of the south limit of the geographic township of Eddy; thence westerly along said production and the south limit of the geographic townships of Eddy and Jocko to the northeast corner of the geographic township of Mulock; thence southerly along the east limit of the geographic township of Mulock to the northeast corner of the geographic township of Widdifield; thence westerly along the north limit of the geographic townships of Widdifield, Commanda and Beaucage to the northeast corner of the geographic township of Pedley; thence southerly along the east limit of the geographic township of Pedley to the southeast corner thereof; thence westerly along the south limit of the geographic township of Pedley to the southwest corner thereof; thence southerly along the east limit of the geographic township of Springer and its production southerly to the middle of Lake Nipissing; thence S45°00ˈE astronomically to the north limit of the Territorial District of Parry Sound; thence generally easterly and southerly along the north and east limits of the Territorial District of Parry Sound to the point of commencement.

SECONDLY:

All that part of the Territorial District of Parry Sound consisting of the Municipal Township of Nipissing, the Municipality of Callander and the Municipality of Powassan.

5. Parry Sound-Muskoka

Consisting of:

FIRSTLY:

All of the Territorial District of Parry Sound, EXCEPTING the Municipal Township of Nipissing, the Municipality of Callander, and the Municipality of Powassan.

SECONDLY:

All of The District Municipality of Muskoka.

6. Sault Ste. Marie

Consisting of all of the City of Sault Ste. Marie and that part of the Rankin Location Indian Reserve No. 15D lying within the limits of the City of Sault Ste. Marie.

7. Sudbury

Consisting of that part of the former City of Sudbury (as existed on December 31, 1996) lying north of a line described as follows: Commencing at the intersection of the east limit of said former city and Highway No. 69; thence westerly along said highway to Long Lake Road; thence southerly along said road to the north limit of the geographic township of Broder; thence westerly along the north limit of said geographic township to the west limit of said former city.

8. Thunder Bay-Atikokan

Consisting of:

FIRSTLY:

All that part of the Territorial District of Rainy River lying east of a line described as follows: Commencing at the intersection of the south limit of said district with a meridian line known as the 4th Meridian Line, surveyed by Phillips and Benner, Ontario Land Surveyors, 1926; thence northerly along said meridian line to the south limit of the Town of Atikokan; thence westerly along said south limit of said town to the southwest corner thereof; thence northerly along the west limit of said town and its production northerly to the north limit of the Territorial District of Rainy River.

SECONDLY:

All that part of the Territorial District of Thunder Bay lying south and west of a line described as follows: Commencing at the intersection of the west limit of the Territorial District of Thunder Bay with a base line, known as the 6th Base Line or Ross’s Base Line, surveyed by K.G. Ross, Ontario Land Surveyor, 1923; thence easterly along said base line to longitude 90°00ˈW; thence southerly along longitude 90°00ˈW to its most southerly intersection with the Dog River; thence generally southerly and easterly along said river to the westerly shore of Dog Lake; thence generally southerly along the westerly shore of Dog Lake to the north limit of the geographic township of Fowler; thence westerly and southerly along the north and west limits of the geographic township of Fowler to the north limit of the geographic township of Forbes; thence easterly along the north limit of the geographic township of Forbes to the Kaministiquia River; thence generally southerly along the Kaministiquia River to the north limit of the geographic township of Oliver; thence easterly along the north limit of the geographic township of Oliver to the northwest corner of the City of Thunder Bay; thence easterly and southerly along the north and east limits of said city to Highway No. 17; thence southwesterly along Highway No. 17 to Balsam Street; thence northerly along Balsam Street to Wardrope Avenue; thence westerly along Wardrope Avenue to the most easterly hydro-electric transmission line near Hilldale Road; thence generally southerly along said transmission line to Pioneer Drive; thence easterly along Pioneer Drive to Valley Street; thence southeasterly along Valley Street to Highway No. 17; thence southerly along Highway No. 17 to the Harbour Expressway; thence easterly along the Harbour Expressway, Main Street and its easterly production to the easterly limit of the City of Thunder Bay; thence generally southerly, easterly and southerly along the easterly limit of the City of Thunder Bay to the southeast angle thereof on the north limit of the Municipality of Neebing; thence southeasterly along the north limit of said municipality to the international boundary between Canada and the United States of America.

9. Thunder Bay-Superior North

Consisting of all of the Territorial District of Thunder Bay EXCEPTING those parts described as follows:

(i) All that part lying west of a line described as follows: Commencing at the intersection of the northerly limit of the Territorial District of Thunder Bay with a meridian line, known as Phillips and Benner’s Meridian Line, surveyed by Phillips and Benner, Ontario Land Surveyors, 1923; thence southerly along said meridian line to the northeast corner of the geographic township of Bulmer; thence southerly along the east limit of the geographic townships of Bulmer, Fletcher, Furlonge, McLaurin and Bertrand to the southeast corner of the geographic Township of Bertrand; thence easterly along a base line, known as the 6th Base Line or Ross’s Base Line, surveyed by K.G. Ross, Ontario Land Surveyor, 1923, to longitude 90°00ˈW; thence southerly along longitude 90°00ˈW to its most southerly intersection with the Dog River; thence generally southerly and easterly along said river to the westerly shore of Dog Lake; thence generally southerly along the westerly shore of Dog Lake to the north limit of the geographic township of Fowler; thence westerly and southerly along the north and west limits of the geographic township of Fowler to the north limit of the geographic township of Forbes; thence easterly along the north limit of the geographic township of Forbes to the Kaministiquia River; thence generally southerly along the Kaministiquia River to the north limit of the geographic township of Oliver; thence easterly along the north limit of the geographic township of Oliver to the northwest corner of the City of Thunder Bay; thence easterly and southerly along the north and east limits of said city to Highway No. 17; thence southwesterly along Highway No. 17 to Balsam Street; thence northerly along Balsam Street to Wardrope Avenue; thence westerly along Wardrope Avenue to the most easterly hydro-electric transmission line near Hilldale Road; thence generally southerly along said transmission line to Pioneer Drive; thence easterly along Pioneer Drive to Valley Street; thence southeasterly along Valley Street to Highway No. 17; thence southerly along Highway No. 17 to the Harbour Expressway; thence easterly along the Harbour Expressway, Main Street and its easterly production to the easterly limit of the City of Thunder Bay;  thence generally southerly, easterly and southerly along the easterly limit of the City of Thunder Bay to the southeast angle thereof on the north limit of the Municipality of Neebing; thence southeasterly along the north limit of said municipality to the international boundary between Canada and the United States of America;

(ii) All that part lying south and east of a line described as follows: Commencing at the southwest corner of the geographic Township of Downer, thence west astronomically to the intersection of a line drawn south astronomically from the southeast corner of the geographic Township of Bain; thence south astronomically to the intersection of a line drawn west astronomically from the southwest corner of the geographic township of McGill; thence east astronomically to longitude 86°00ˈW; thence southerly along longitude 86°00ˈW to the White River; thence generally westerly along said river to the northerly shore of Lake Superior; thence S45°00ˈW astronomically to the international boundary between Canada and the United States of America.

10. Timiskaming-Cochrane

Consisting of:

FIRSTLY:

All of the Territorial District of Timiskaming EXCEPTING that part lying west of the east limit of the geographic townships of Douglas and Geikie.

SECONDLY:

All that part of the Territorial District of Cochrane lying east and south of a line described as follows: Commencing at the southeast corner of the City of Timmins on the south limit of the Territorial District of Cochrane; thence generally northerly and westerly along the easterly and northerly limits of said city to the southeast corner of the geographic township of Prosser; thence northerly along the east limit of the geographic townships of Prosser, Lucas, Beck and Ottaway to the northeast corner of the geographic township of Ottaway; thence westerly and northerly along the south and west limits of the geographic township of Clute and continuing northerly along the west limit of the geographic township of Leitch to the northwest corner thereof; thence easterly along the south limit of the geographic townships of Marven, Thorning, Potter, Sangster, Bragg, Newman, Tomlinson, Hurtubise and St. Laurent to the interprovincial boundary between Ontario and Quebec.

THIRDLY:

All that part of the Territorial District of Sudbury, other than that part forming Wahnapitae Indian Reserve No. 11, lying easterly of a line described as follows: Commencing at the northwest corner of the geographic Township of Stull; thence southerly along the west limit of the geographic townships of Stull, Valin, Cotton, Beresford and Creelman to the north limit of the former Regional Municipality of Sudbury (as existed on December 31, 1996); thence generally easterly and southerly along the north and east limits of said former municipality and continuing southerly along the east limit of the geographic township of Dryden to the northwest corner of the geographic township of Hawley; thence southerly and easterly along the west and south limits of the geographic township of Hawley to the northeast corner of the geographic township of Hendrie; thence southerly along the east limit of the geographic townships of Hendrie and Hoskin to the north limit of the geographic township of Delamere; thence easterly along the north limit of the geographic township of Delamere to the northwest corner of the former Municipal Township of Cosby, Mason and Martland (as existed on December 31, 1996); thence generally southerly and easterly along the west and south limits of the said former municipal township to the south limit of the Territorial District of Sudbury.

FOURTHLY:

All that part of the Territorial District of Nipissing lying northerly and westerly of a line described as follows: Commencing at the interprovincial boundary at the intersection of the production easterly of the south limit of the geographic township of Eddy; thence westerly along said production and the south limit of the geographic townships of Eddy and Jocko to the northeast corner of the geographic township of Mulock; thence southerly along the east limit of the geographic township of Mulock to the northeast corner of the geographic township of Widdifield; thence westerly along the north limit of the geographic townships of Widdifield, Commanda and Beaucage to the northeast corner of the geographic township of Pedley; thence southerly along the east limit of the geographic township of Pedley to the southeast corner thereof; thence westerly along the south limit of the geographic township of Pedley to the southwest corner thereof; thence southerly along the east limit of the geographic township of Springer and its production southerly to the middle of Lake Nipissing; thence S45°00ˈE astronomically to the north limit of the Territorial District of Parry Sound.

11. Timmins-James Bay

Consisting of:

FIRSTLY:

All of the Territorial District of Cochrane EXCEPTING that part lying east and south of a line described as follows: Commencing at the southeast corner of the City of Timmins on the south limit of the Territorial District of Cochrane; thence generally northerly and westerly along the easterly and northerly limits of said city to the southeast corner of the geographic township of Prosser; thence northerly along the east limit of the geographic townships of Prosser, Lucas, Beck and Ottaway to the northeast corner of the geographic township of Ottaway; thence westerly and northerly along the south and west limits of the geographic township of Clute and continuing northerly along the west limit of the geographic township of Leitch to the northwest corner thereof; thence easterly along the south limit of the geographic townships of Marven, Thorning, Potter, Sangster, Bragg, Newman, Tomlinson, Hurtubise and St. Laurent to the interprovincial boundary between Ontario and Quebec.

SECONDLY:

All that part of the Territorial District of Kenora, lying east of a line described as follows: Commencing at the most northerly northeast corner of the Territorial District of Thunder Bay; thence northerly along the production of the east limit of the Territorial District of Thunder Bay to the north limit of the Province of Ontario.

2016, c. 33, s. 36 (2, 3).

Section Amendments with date in force (d/m/y)

2016, c. 33, s. 36 (2, 3) - 01/01/2017

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