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September 11, 2006

The following is being distributed at the request of the Newfoundland and Labrador Electoral Boundaries Commission:

Public hearing dates announced

The Electoral Boundaries Commission has announced that the commission will be holding public hearings to assist it in the evaluation of their proposed provincial electoral boundaries. The commission is composed of retired Supreme Court Judge John O�Neill, chairperson; Robert Aylward, vice-chair; and commissioners Julie Eveleigh, Roger Grimes, and Cle Newhook. Hearings will begin on September 18 in Happy Valley-Goose Bay and continue in other locations in the province until the end of October. Radio announcements will be made during the week before the scheduled hearings are held advising of the specific times and locations.

In addition to garnering information via public consultations, the commission has established a web site at containing the descriptions and maps of the proposed districts. Interested individuals, municipalities, and organizations are invited to submit written briefs to the commission via fax, e-mail or regular mail. Information is available through the commission web site.

"I encourage all electors to take the time to provide their suggestions or proposals via the website or through the consultations," said Mr. O�Neill. "We want to hear what the district concerns are."


Happy Valley-Goose Bay Monday, September 18 Hotel North 1:00 p.m.
Flower�s Cove Tuesday, September 19 Town Hall 11:00 a.m.
Corner Brook Wednesday, September 20 Glynmill Inn 10:00 a.m.
Port aux Basques Wednesday, September 20 St. Christopher�s Hotel 7:00 p.m.
Marystown Tuesday, October 17 Hotel Marystown 1:00 p.m.
Clarenville Wednesday, October 18 Clarenville Inn 10:00 a.m.
Grand Falls-Windsor Thursday, October 19 Mount Peyton Hotel 10:00 a.m.
St. John�s Tuesday, October 24 Public Complaints Commission

Bally Rou Place

10:00 a.m.
Bay Roberts Wednesday, October 25 Avalon North Wolverines Search and Rescue Building 10:00 a.m.

Media contact: Diane Blackmore, (709) 729-7730, 1-866-393-3181

2006 09 11                     3:20 p.m.

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