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Process Assessment Report: 2012 Redistribution of Federal Electoral Districts

Conclusion

This assessment did not attempt to judge the substantive outcome of the 2012 redistribution. However, given the results measured against the five key success factors, it can be confidently concluded that the process for the 2012 redistribution of federal electoral boundaries was a success.

That said, the principle of continuous improvement obliges Elections Canada to view all aspects of this process as potential areas for greater efficiency and effectiveness. Some of the opportunities for improvement identified in this report can be achieved within the existing authorities of the Chief Electoral Officer or the commissions, while others would require amendments to the Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act. Whether such legislative amendments are warranted before the next redistribution is for Parliament to consider; the Chief Electoral Officer may wish to propose specific amendments.