Redistribution of federal electoral boundaries is governed by the Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act, which sets out rules to be applied in redrawing boundaries. The legislation mandates that each electoral district shall, as close as reasonably possible, correspond to the Provincial Electoral Quota. This quota is the total population divided by the number of districts. In addition, the Commission is obliged to also consider communities of interest or communities of identity in, and the historical pattern of, electoral districts, and a manageable geographic size for districts in sparsely populated, rural or northern regions of the province. The plan for consultation and final drafting of the Order will be completed by September 2023.