Alberta will be getting three new MP's after 2024. This news comes on the heals of Elections Canada announcing the new redistribution of seats.
Chief Electoral Officer of Canada, Stéphane Perrault, announced today that the number of seats allocated to the provinces and territories in the House of Commons following the next decennial redistribution of seats will increase from 338 to 342.
Also under the new seat allocations, British Columbia will pick up 1 new seat, while Ontario will pick up one as well.
Quebec on the other-hand will see a reduction in their seat count to 77. Down 1 seat from the 2021 election.
Under the new seat allocation, provinces and territories will be represented in the House of Commons as follows:
British Columbia, 43; (+1)
Alberta, 37; (+3)
Saskatchewan, 14; (0)
Manitoba, 14; (0)
Ontario, 122; (+1)
Quebec, 77; (-1)
New Brunswick, 10; (0)
Nova Scotia, 11; (0)
Prince Edward Island, 4; (0)
Newfoundland and Labrador, 7; (0)
Yukon, 1; (0)
the Northwest Territories, 1; (0)
and Nunavut, 1.(0)
The new seat allocation serves as a basis for redrawing the federal electoral district boundaries within each province.
This change means that federal parties will need 172 seats to form a majority in the House of Commons.