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List of Canadian federal electoral districts

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List of Canadian federal electoral districts

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This is a list of Canada's 338 federal electoral districts (commonly referred to as ridings in Canadian English) as defined by the 2013 Representation Order.

Federal electoral districts are constituencies that elect Members of Parliament to Canada's House of Commons every election. Provincial electoral districts often have names similar to their local federal counterpart, but usually have different geographic boundaries. Canadians elected members for each federal electoral district most recently in the 2011 federal election on Monday, May 2, 2011.

There are four ridings established by the British North America Act in 1867 that have existed continuously without changes to their names or being abolished and reconstituted as a riding due to redistricting: Beauce (Quebec), Halifax (Nova Scotia), Shefford (Quebec), and Simcoe North (Ontario).

On October 27, 2011, the Conservative government tabled Bill C-20,[1] a measure that would expand the House of Commons from 308 to 338 seats, with 15 additional seats for Ontario, 6 additional seats each for Alberta and British Columbia, and 3 for Quebec.[2] This follows two previous measures to expand the chamber from its current size.[3][4][5] The new electoral districts came into effect for the 2015 federal election.


  • Alberta — 34 seats 1
  • British Columbia — 42 seats 2
  • Manitoba — 14 seats 3
  • New Brunswick — 10 seats 4
  • Newfoundland and Labrador — 7 seats 5
  • Northwest Territories - 1 seat 6
  • Nova Scotia — 11 seats 7
  • Nunavut — 1 seat 8
  • Ontario — 121 seats 9
  • Prince Edward Island — 4 seats 10
  • Quebec — 78 seats 11
  • Saskatchewan — 14 seats 12
  • Yukon — 1 seat 13
  • See also 14
  • References 15
  • External links 16

Alberta — 34 seats

British Columbia — 42 seats

Manitoba — 14 seats

New Brunswick — 10 seats

Newfoundland and Labrador — 7 seats

Northwest Territories - 1 seat

Nova Scotia — 11 seats

Nunavut — 1 seat

Ontario — 121 seats

Prince Edward Island — 4 seats

Quebec — 78 seats

Saskatchewan — 14 seats

Yukon — 1 seat

See also


  1. ^ Parliament of Canada, [LEGISinfo - House Government Bill C-20 (41-1)]
  2. ^ Postmedia News "[Alberta to receive six more Commons seats under new plan] Edmonton Journal. , October 28, 2011"
  3. ^
  4. ^ Howlett, Karen. "Ontario gains 21 seats in Parliament." Globe and Mail December 17, 2008
  5. ^ Canadian Press "[Ontario getting 21 more seats]." Toronto Star. , December 17, 2008

External links

  • Fair Representation Act (Statutes of Canada 2011, chapter 26)
  • )Fair Representation ActLegislative Summary of Bill C-20 (the Publication No. 41-1-C20E, Library of Parliament Research Publications
  • Proclamation Declaring the Representation Order to be in Force Effective on the First Dissolution of Parliament that Occurs after May 1, 2014 (SI/2013-102)
  • Elections Canada: Electoral districts
  • Parliament of Canada: History of the Federal Electoral Ridings since 1867
  • Elections Canada - Federal Representation 2004
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Electoral districts 2003-2013
Past Canadian electoral districts Succeeded by
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