November 8, 2021 – Saskatchewan’s Chief Electoral Officer has released Modernizing Saskatchewan’s Constituency Boundary Legislation & Processes, a CEO Assessment series publication.
In 2012, as the work of the province’s previous Constituency Boundaries Commission was nearing completion, Commission Chair Justice Neil Gabrielson asked the Chief Electoral Officer to issue a report recommending changes and improvements that could be made to the boundary setting process. This publication fulfills that request, offering recommendations on how the process could be strengthen and improved while also providing valuable historical information.
“I look forward to engaging with Government and Opposition members of the Legislative Assembly to discuss these recommendations and how each one would improve our constituency boundary delimitation process,” says Dr. Boda. “It is imperative that the public understand and trust that the boundary setting process is fair, non-partisan and based on established best practice and traditions. The health of our democracy depends on it.”
The Assessment contains ten recommendations that would improve the province’s constituency boundary setting process. These recommendations are: