Redistribution of Federal Electoral Districts

The Constitution of Canada requires that federal electoral districts be reviewed after each 10-year census to reflect changes and movements in Canada's population.

This work is currently underway and being is led by independent commissions working in each province.

The outcome of this work is a readjustment of federal electoral boundaries as outlined in the Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act (EBRA).

How Does This Affect Me?

Changes to federal electoral boundaries affect you directly.

The independent commission working in Ontario has published a proposal that reduces the number of federal electoral boundaries (ridings) in northern Ontario from 10 to nine.

The proposed changes would eliminate the federal riding of Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing district and expand the existing Nickel Belt and Sudbury ridings. Nickel Belt would expand to become Manitoulin-Nickel Belt.

Your Voice Matters

The Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for Ontario is holding public hearings, in person and virtually, to gather comments and feedback on the proposed boundaries and electoral district names.

To make a representation at a hearing, you must complete a Public Hearing Participation Form and file it by September 25, 2022.

You can submit your feedback using the Interactive Mapping Tool.

You can submit your feedback in writing by email to

You can also submit your feedback by mail to:

Ms. Paula Puddy
Commission Secretary
Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for Ontario
PO Box 37018 Southdale
London, Ontario N6E 3T3


The Commission will make public all submissions that it receives in response to the proposed redistribution plan. These will be published on the Commission's website and will include the person's name and the date of the submission. The home address of those making submissions will not be shared.