Justice and Public Safety
April 28, 2015

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

Public Advisory: Notice of Public Sittings for Lewisporte and Marystown

The 2015 Newfoundland and Labrador Electoral Districts Boundaries Commission has released its proposal for the division of the Province into 40 one-member districts. Detailed information containing the suggested name, boundary description, population and map for each of the proposed districts is available at www.nledbc.ca/proposal External Link.

To provide the public with the opportunity to comment on the proposed electoral boundaries, public sittings will be held on April 30, 2015, in:

  • Lewisporte from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the Brittany Inns, 373 Main Street
  • Marystown from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Marystown Hotel, 76 Ville Marie Street

These public sittings will be held in the locations noted; the commission will be in St. John�s and will connect to the public sitting site by video link.

Procedures for presentation at a public sitting are posted on the commission�s website at www.nledbc.ca/schedule External Link or may be obtained by contacting the commission. Persons wishing to appear at a public sitting have been asked to provide a written summary of their submission and book a time at least three days in advance. Times will be allotted on a first come, first serve basis. If no one books an appearance at a sitting scheduled for a given location, the commission may cancel that sitting.

Public sittings will also be held in other locations in the province. A complete schedule of public sittings can be found on the commission�s website.

In addition to seeking feedback through public sittings, the commission encourages interested members of the public to comment on the proposal by using the commission�s submission telephone line, website comment form, email, fax or regular mail.

The commission is comprised of: Hon. Robert Stack, Chairperson; Mr. Shawn Skinner, Deputy Chairperson; and commissioners Bern Coffey QC, Mr. Allan Goulding and Mr. Bill Matthews. It has been mandated by the Electoral Districts Boundaries Act to provide a final report to the Minister of Justice and Public Safety on or before June 9, 2015.

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Media contact:
Kate O�Brien
Legal Counsel
Newfoundland and Labrador
Electoral Districts Boundaries Commission
709-729-2698, 1-844-729-2605

2015 04 28                              9:45 a.m.