After every two general elections, a three-person, independent, and non-partisan electoral boundaries commission is established. The commission proposes changes to the area, boundaries and names of British Columbia’s provincial electoral districts. This ensures that each MLA represents a similar number of people.
The Legislative Assembly reviews the commission’s proposals and votes to approve them, reject them, or approve them with alterations. If the commission’s proposals are approved or approved with alterations, the government must introduce them as a Bill.
The last electoral boundaries commission was established on October 21, 2021. The Commission tabled its final report to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia on April 3, 2023, and legislation establishing the new boundaries was passed on May 11, 2023. The new boundaries will come into effect when the next provincial general election is called. Learn more about the commission’s work at bcebc.ca.
2022-23 BC Electoral Boundaries Commission
2015 BC Electoral Boundaries Commission
2007-08 BC Electoral Boundaries Commission
1998-99 BC Electoral Boundaries Commission
1988 BC Electoral Boundaries Commission