Commission set to release report on electoral representation of Acadian, African Nova Scotians

The independent Commission on Effective Electoral Representation of Acadian and African Nova Scotians is expected to release its report on Thursday.

Public sessions were held around the province over the past several months to discuss effective electoral representation for Acadians and African Nova Scotians.

The report's recommendations are to inform the province's next Electoral Boundaries Commission.

The commission's work comes after a Nova Scotia Court of Appeal ruling found a 2012 boundary redrawing that eliminated three Acadian ridings violated the voter rights section of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.