The Election Act and Electoral Boundaries Commission was established by Order-in-Council No. EC451/93 on September 9, 1993, and constituted under the Public Inquiries Act, R.S.P.E.I. 1988. Ca. P-31.
The commission's mandate, as outlined in the Order-in-Council, was to "review the provisions of the Election Act and the existing provincial electoral boundaries and the distribution of representation". The Order-in-Council further directed the Commission "to examine, inquire into and report on:
The eight members appointed to the Commission were:
|March 17, 1994||The Election Act and Electoral Boundaries Commission presented its final report|
|May 6, 1994||Ross Young presented a private members proposal to the Legislative Assembly recommending 27 single member electoral districts.|
|May 11, 1994||Ross Young's proposal became the Electoral Boundaries Act, Bill No. 100, and received second reading.|
|May 19, 1994||The final version of the Electoral Boundaries Act received Assent. This Act came into force upon a passing of an order of the Lieutenant Governor in Council pursuant to section 5 of the Election Act for the general election next following enactment of this Act (Writs were issued on October 21, 1996).|