Electoral Boundaries Commission Announces that Public Hearings will begin on January 11, 2011

17/12/2010

IQALUIT, Nunavut - The Electoral Boundaries Commission today announced that its first public hearing will take place in Nunavut’s capital, Iqaluit, on Tuesday, January 11, 2011.

The Electoral Boundaries Commission was established by the Legislative Assembly on October 25, 2010. The members of the Commission are Justice Ted Richard, Kirt Ejesiak and Gordon Main.

Under the Nunavut Elections Act, the Electoral Boundaries Commission is required to hold public hearings prior to submitting its report to the Legislative Assembly. On November 1, 2010, the Commission formally invited all Nunavut mayors to consider requesting the Electoral Boundaries Commission to hold a public hearing in their community.

Presiding Officer Justice Ted Richard said, “The Commission’s decisions concerning which communities to visit are being based on a number of factors, including requests that we received from mayors and other stakeholders.”

The full schedule for the Commission’s public hearings will be announced in early 2011.

For further information:

Justice J.E. (Ted) Richard
Presiding Member, Electoral Boundaries Commission
Tel: (867) 873-7105