2022 District Boundary Review - Background and Reports

Background and Reports

On December 14, 2021, Halifax Regional Council approved that the 2022 District Boundary Review be conducted in two Phases:

  • Phase 1 to determine the size of Council and its governance structure
  • Phase 2 to set specific district boundaries

Further, Halifax Regional Council designated the Executive Standing Committee (ESC) to undertake Phase One of the District Boundary Review and bring forward a recommendation, based on public consultation, to Regional Council on the recommended number of polling districts and governance structure for the Halifax Regional Municipality. 

Read the report to learn more. [PDF]

On February 8, 2022, Halifax Regional Council approved the creation of the District Boundary Resident Review Panel, which will advise Regional Council, through Executive Standing Committee, on the boundaries of the municipal electoral districts for the Municipality as part of the Phase Two of Council’s process to develop its application to the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board for the 2022 District Boundary Review.

More detail about the committee's role can be found in the staff report [PDF] and the Terms of Reference (Administrative Order 2022-001-GOV) [PDF]. 

On February 28, 2022, the Executive Standing Committee approved in principle the public engagement process for Phase One of the 2022 District Boundary Review.  Read the report to learn more [PDF]

On March 28 2022, the Executive Standing Committee approved the proposed  survey questions and revised public engagement timeline for Phase One of the 2022 District Boundary Review.

Read the report to learn more [PDF]
View the staff presentation [PDF]

On May 30, 2022, the Executive Standing Committee approved the final report on Phase One of the 2022 District Boundary Review and forwarded a recommendation on size of  Council, its governance structure and potential legislative amendments requests to Halifax Regional Council. View the meeting minutes, report, presentations or a video of the discussion here.

On June 1, 2022, the District Boundary Resident Review held its first meeting. The District Boundary Resident Review Panel is a citizen led working group that will will advise Regional Council, through Executive Standing Committee, on the boundaries of the municipal electoral districts for the Municipality as part of the Phase Two of Council’s process to develop its application to the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board for the 2022 District Boundary Review. View the panel's webpage here.

On June 14, 2022, Halifax Regional Council approved Executive Standing Committee's recommendation on Phase One of the 2022 District Boundary Review, confirming the number of electoral districts and councillors at 16 and directing that this be applied to Phase Two of the 2022 District Boundary Review project. Halifax Regional Council also directed staff to prepare a staff report on potential electoral reforms. View the meeting minutes, report, presentation or a video of the discussion here.

On September 14, 2022, the District Boundary Resident Review Panel approved its proposed mapping option for the 2024 Electoral Boundaries for use in the public engagement activities for Phase Two of the District Boundary Review project.