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New Federal Electoral Map for Nova Scotia Tabled in the House of Commons

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/28/12 -- The Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for Nova Scotia has submitted its report redrawing the province's federal electoral map to the Chief Electoral Officer of Canada. The report was tabled in the House of Commons today.

Following the completion of the public hearing process that took place across the province, as well as receipt of written submissions, the commission's report determined that three ridings will retain their present boundaries: West Nova, Kings-Hants and Sydney-Victoria. The remaining electoral districts' boundaries have been revised.

"The citizens of Nova Scotia were primarily focused on their communities of interest and how to balance them with relative parity of voting power. The commission could not incorporate the views expressed in all of the submissions; however, all representations were seriously considered and were helpful in redrawing the electoral map for Nova Scotia," said the Honourable Justice Allan P. Boudreau, chair of the three-member commission.

To consult the report, visit www.federal-redistribution.ca.

Contacts:
Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for Nova Scotia
1-855-726-4107 (toll-free)
1-855-726-4108 (toll-free) (FAX)
ns-ne@rfed-rcf.ca

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