Nova Scotia. Provincial Electoral Boundaries Commission

Identity area

Type of entity

Corporate body

Authorized form of name

Nova Scotia. Provincial Electoral Boundaries Commission

Parallel form(s) of name

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Other form(s) of name

Identifiers for corporate bodies

Description area

Dates of existence



The Provincial Electoral Boundaries Commission was appointed by Order in Council on 16 July 1991 to consider the report of the Select Committee on Establishing an Electoral Boundaries Commission, presented to the House of Assembly on 3 July 1991. After public consultation, the commission used the terms of reference established by the committee to devise boundaries for the provincial electoral districts. The boundaries were to allow effective representation balanced with equality of population; recognition of community, geographical and historical interests; and at the same time ensure the adequate representation of minorities, including Acadian, African-Canadian, and Mi'kmaq peoples. The commission, under the chairmanship of Ronald G. Landes, was created by an all-party agreement and was the first non-partisan independent body created in Nova Scotia to distribute provincial electoral seats. The commission reported on 6 March 1992.


Legal status

Functions, occupations and activities

Mandates/sources of authority

Internal structures/genealogy

General context

Relationships area

Access points area

Subject access points

Place access points


Control area

Authority record identifier

Maintained by

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used


Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion




Maintenance notes

  • Clipboard

  • Export

  • EAC

Related subjects

Related places