Public Input Received
The following is input and submissions gathered by the commission through public hearings held during April and May 2015. To view previous input received, click here.
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  • Victoria 7 p.m. MLA hearing.mp3 (total recording time = 47:29 mins) Start time Presenter Electoral District 5:08 Wm. Scott Hamilton Delta North 8:00 Dr. Darryl Plecas Abbotsford South 16:26 Hon. Americ Virk Surrey-Tynehead 27:28 Scott Fraser Alberni- ...

  • Dear Commission, Please find attached my submission regarding the proposed changes to the Surrey Electoral districts. Stephanie Cadieux – Submission.pdf

  • Victoria 9 a.m. MLA hearing.mp3 (total recording time = 2:40:56 mins) Start time Presenter Electoral District 5:58 Hon. Rich Coleman Fort Langley-Aldergrove 15:39 Hon. Peter Fassbender Surrey-Fleetwood 26:09 John Yap Richmond-Steveson 28:56 Eric Fost ...

  • As a long time resident of (south) Surrey I completely support and appreciate the addition of a long overdue new riding for Surrey. My only suggestion is that the commission give careful consideration to the future growth in the south end.

  • Samatha Chow, Hope
    2015-05-26
    The riding of Hope combine with Chilliwack should be together

  • Harry Lali, Merritt
    2015-05-26
    I want to thank the Electoral Boundaries Commission for all your hard work. You have done a real good job or redrawing boundaries where needed and adding new ones in order to make sure effective representation did not go out of balance. You heard fro ...

  • Editor, I am writing to express my utter dismay at the recent suggestion, brought forward by the B.C. Electoral Boundary Commission, to shift our provincial riding boundary. Changing the riding boundary would effectively move Hope and district out of ...

  • Kim Sekhon, Merritt
    2015-05-26
    My name is Kim Sekhon and I have lived in Merritt for 8 years. First of all, I would like to thank the Commission for giving me the chance to respond to the Preliminary Report. I had also submitted a submission back in November 2014. I am very satisf ...

  • It does not make sense to put Cumberland and other parts of the Comox Valley the Port Alberni riding. Our economic community and our social community lies in the Comox Valley. It is our identity.

  • Dear Commission Members, As a long-time resident living in the Boundary-Similkameen, I am disappointed that you are proposing to expand our provincial electoral boundary by adding Princeton and its surrounding area to our riding. Moving Princeton int ...

  • Honourable Commissioners: I am writing to comment on the proposed provincial electoral boundaries contained in your preliminary report of March 26, 2015. My comments are influenced by my experience as a former Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) ...

  • I like the new changes in the Preliminary Report and fully support the decision made by the Commission to have Hope added to Fraser-Nicola and Princeton to be removed. Thank you

  • This opinion argues that maintaining Boundary’s population level is a “special circumstance” worthy of consideration of the Electoral Boundaries Commission before submitting their final report on electoral boundaries in British ColumbiaS. Paul ...

  • I was born and raised in Merritt and have witnessed so many changes. It was upsetting in 2009 to see Hope and the Fraser Canyon being removed from “Yale-Lillooet”. When I read the 2015 Preliminary Report I was very delighted to read that the comm ...

  • I am very concerned to learn that the electoral boundaries commission is considering dividing up the Comox Valley and moving Cumberland and the communities south of Courtenay, including Fanny Bay, into another riding south and west of the Beaufort mo ...

  • ATTN: BC Electoral Boundaries Commission The new draft boundaries are a great achievement of understanding Surrey, its neighborhoods and its town centres. I applaud your new map of Surrey, it is done very well and has taken into consideration the mai ...

  • I have lived in Merritt for over 40 years and Hope was always a part of Fraser-Nicola, it was nice to hear that the Commission has decided to give Hope back to the Fraser-Nicola. I support the Preliminary Report.

  • Dear Commissioners, I had the pleasure of attending your your public hearing today in Nanaimo. Thank you for travelling to our City to seek our input. By way of background, I had the privilege of being the Mayor of Nanaimo for two terms from 2008-201 ...

  • I understand the challenging task before the BC Electoral Boundaries Commission to ensure that voters throughout BC have equitable representation in government as well as reasonable access to their representative. The Comox Valley electoral district ...

  • I was born and raised in Merritt and have a degree in Respiratory Therapy. I am now doing my Master’s Degree in Health Sciences. The reason I am telling you this is because my post-secondary education was paid for by Forestry Dollars. My dad, m ...

  • I am in agreement with those who support your report because it calls for changes to the boundaries of Fraser-Nicola that my friends and I were calling for. Thank you for reuniting Hope with Fraser-Nicola communities. I also support your rationale fo ...

  • I am a university student and working in a sawmill to finance my education. I support your Preliminary Report because it recommends bringing Hope back into our riding. Like my community, Hope is also dependent upon resource extraction and tourism. Th ...

  • I’ve lived in the Fraser Canyon for over 50 years. I fully support Fraser-Nicola’s electoral boundaries returning to where they were before redistribution. Reinstating the riding’s Yale-Lillooet moniker would be equally sensible giv ...

  • I support your report. I support Merritt coming back to Fraser-Nicola where it belongs. Princeton can go into either Fraser-Nicola or Boundary-Similkameen, it doesn’t matter to me.

  • My name is Kim Maynard and I live in Princeton. Earlier, I made a post regarding Princeton. I want to add my comments about the changes to Hope and the Fraser Canyon. I agree with the changes recommended in your Preliminary Report that puts the Frase ...

  • Dear Commissioners: I support the changes made in your report to Fraser-Nicola. The larger city of Chilliwack overpowers the meeds of Hope. Moving Hope into Fraser-Nicola serve the people of the community better as they all have more in common. Hope& ...

  • see attached letterRaymond Phillips – Submission.pdf

  • I strongly believe that Cumberland is an integral part of the Comox Valley, socially and geographically. It seems ludicrous to consider grouping our Village with places that are mountain ranges away and with whom we don’t share infrastructure a ...

  • By removing Cumberland from the current boundary the voters of Cumberland’s effective representation could be affected. I would like to discuss four key points to address this. 1. Historical Legacy Cumberland is the founding community of the Comox ...

  • My name is Wendy Eeckhout and I would like to add my name to the submissions to BC Electoral Boundaries Commission for Fraser-Nicola. I would encourage the commission to retain Hope within the Fraser-Nicola Electoral Region consistent with the recomm ...

  • I am a Nurse and have lived in Merritt since 1980. I have read your Preliminary Report on electoral boundary redistribution, including your rationale pertaining to the changes proposed for the Southern Interior. Your work is extensive. I offer you my ...

  • Hello, Please see the accompanying PDF. Thank you.Craig Keating – Submission.pdf

  • I presented the following to the commission in its recent hearings in Kamloops: My name is Rick Ferguson. I am a retired Teacher and have lived in Merritt for 35 years. I have a Master Degree in Education. Thank you for this opportunity. I made a sub ...

  • Please see my attached submission that I presented to the commission in its recent hearings in Kamloops.

  • I’ve had the luxury of living and working in both the Fraser Canyon and Chilliwack most of my life, so have experienced both communities first hand. I have to say that I think the BC Electoral Boundaries Commission gets it when it says that the ...

  • My name is Marcia Cooper. I am retired and have lived in Merritt for 34 years. I have seen a lot of change in the region. I have had a chance to read the recommendations in the Preliminary Report for boundary changes in the Fraser-Nicola constituency ...

  • I am a Physician and Surgeon and have lived in Merritt since 1980. I have read the Preliminary Report on electoral boundary redistribution, including your rationale pertaining to the changes proposed for the Southern Interior. Your work is extensive. ...

  • I would like to take this opportunity to offer my comments and suggestions for change related to the proposed electoral boundary changes for the Comox Valley. I attended the public hearing in Courtenay on May 25 and was very disappointed that there w ...

  • I, Resham Sandhu, support your Preliminary Report. I agree Hope should be removed from Chilliwack-Hope and added back to Fraser-Nicola (Merritt). I support your report. Thank You. Resham Sandhu Merritt, BC

  • I am a homemaker and artisan and lived in Hope since 2011. I have read your Preliminary Report on electoral boundary redistribution, including your rationale pertaining to the changes proposed for the Southern Interior. Your work is extensive. I offe ...

  • I have lived in Merritt for 45 years. I follow politics quite closely and have seen many changes. I agree with your boundaries report. I have read your Preliminary Report and I do support your report in taking Hope and area with its 12000 people out ...

  • I am writing to express my opposition to the proposed electoral boundary change which will remove the Village of Cumberland, Royston, Denman Island and Hornby Island from the Comox Valley riding and move them into the Port Alberni riding. I have live ...

  • Thank you for taking the time to receive feedback from Members of the Legislature. Below is my written submission for consideration. When the Commission started its process, I did not realize that there would be considerable focus on the Boundary rid ...

  • I am a Physician and have lived in Hope and Merritt often since 1986. I now work in Merritt and commute from Hope to work in the Nicola Valley Health Centre. I have read your Preliminary Report on electoral boundary redistribution, including your rat ...

  • I lived in Merritt for 40 years, now I am retired and living in Surrey. I live in Surrey-Tynehead right now. I believe you Preliminary Report accurately reflects what constituents in British Columbia wanted. Adding two new seats in the Lower Mainland ...

  • My name is Chatter Lali. I retired in 2013 and moved to Surrey. I live in Surrey-Newton and accept your recommendations for our Region. I lived in Merritt before that for 48 years. I am actually going to move back to Merritt as soon as my house in Su ...

  • Gian Lali, Surrey
    2015-05-26
    My name is Gian Lali. I live in Surrey-Tynehead now, before that I lived in Merritt from 1965 to 2012. I fully support your Preliminary Report. I like the fact that you have added another riding in Surrey and also adjusted electoral boundaries in Sur ...

  • Dear Commission I am very pleased to note that the commission has proposed a new electoral district for Surrey. As a very diverse and fast growing community it deserves fair representation in Victoria. I feel it is very important that electoral distr ...

  • P Williams, Surrey
    2015-05-26
    Dear Commissioners, On Friday, April 17th, I had the pleasure to meet both of you at SFU Harbour Centre to express my thoughts on the current proposal for the Fleetwood riding. During my conversation with Commissioner Archer and Commissioner Busson I ...

  • Dear Commissioner: My sincere thanks to you for proposing one more seat to our City – Surrey. This is certainly a true reflection of the population growth in our city. I note that you have also made some changes to the boundaries of all elector ...

  • I am writing to express my strong opposition to the electoral boundary changes in the Comox Valley. I live in Fanny Bay. Our doctor, dentist, chiropractor, bank, insurance company and all of our business is done in Courtenay and the Comox Valley. We ...

  • I have been a resident of Princeton for thirty years and I am writing in strong support of the proposal to include the town of Princeton and the surrounding area in the Boundary Similkameen constituency. I attended the commission’s meeting in Princ ...

  • My name is Nona Tickner and I live in Merritt in the Nicola Valley. I move here from Victoria in 1993 intending to stay for a year or two. I come to love and appreciate the rural lifestyle and attitude and feel that my best interests, in fact the bes ...

  • Mo Ollek, Merritt
    2015-05-26
    My name is Mo Ollek and I have lived in the Nicola Valley since 1993. I moved here after spending 15 years in the Lower Mainland. I am a high school teacher and enjoy the laid back rural lifestyle enjoyed in Merritt and the surrounding areas. I fully ...

  • I am writing to express my opposition to the proposed electoral boundary change which will remove the Village of Cumberland, Royston, Denman Island and Hornby Island from the Comox Valley riding and move them into the Port Alberni riding. I have live ...

  • Fair Voting BC would like to register our significant disappointment that the Electoral Boundaries Commission (EBC) has not addressed the key recommendations we made in our original submission – namely, that the EBC: 1. Forcefully and eloquentl ...

  • I am a university grad and am returning to university to attain higher education. I saw your Preliminary Report online. I support the idea of reuniting with Fraser-Nicola and Hope again. This was the case from 1966-2009. It should never have been div ...

  • I am a resident of Merritt since 1986. I agree with your preliminary report’s recommendation to include Hope and the Fraser Canyon in with Fraser-Nicola. I also support Princeton going to Boundary-Similkameen. Your rationale, “effective r ...

  • Having lived in Surrey for over 45 years I was very interested to see the results of the electoral boundary changes. I think the commission has done as fair a job as possible of redistribution. My riding boundaries seem to me geographically and numer ...

  • I support the preliminary report’s recommendations to move Hope into Fraser-Nicola and Princeton into Boundary-Similkameen. Hope has many similarities with Fraser_Nicola communities. We have forestry, mining, agriculture and transportation in c ...

  • Dear Elections BC, I am writing to express my extreme displeasure and opposition to the proposed electoral boundary change which will remove the Village of Cumberland, where I live, and other Valley communities from the Comox Valley district and move ...

  • Walter Kassian – Yale, BC My name is Walter Kassian. I have lived in Yale for 52 years. I am retired and own a farm in Yale. I have worked in the resource sector and have served the public as an elected official in the past as Regional District Rep ...

  • I spoke at your hearing in Surrey. Since then, I have had more time to study your interim report and I would again like to commend the commssion for the excellent work you have done on the electoral boundaries for Surrey given the parameters that you ...

  • I am writing to express my extreme displeasure and opposition to the proposed electoral boundary change which will remove the Village of Cumberland, my home, and other Valley communities from the Comox Valley district and move us into the Port Albern ...

  • I am concerned about the boundary changes that impact Denman Island. It appears that we will no longer be in the Comox Valley Electoral (now renamed Courtenay-Comox). I understand that Denman Island will be included in the Mid-Island-Pacific Rim Elec ...

  • I am very concerned with the proposal to include Cumberland in the Port Alberni electoral boundary. Cumberland has very little relations with the Port Alberni area. Cumberland has cohesive views with the Comox Valley area. I am actually in disbelief ...

  • I support your initial report. I also agree with all those calling for Hope to return to Fraser-Nicola. I applaud your decision to include Princeton into the Boundary area. Furthermore, I support the re-uniting of the aboriginal Nlakapamux people und ...

  • My name is Varinder Momrath. I have lived in Merritt since 1986. I support your preliminary report. I have travelled all over the Southern Interior and the Lower Mainland. There are big differences between communities like Chilliwack, Surrey and Abbo ...

  • I am totally in favour of putting Hope in with Merritt and the other communities of Fraser-Nicola. This is where Hope belongs and should never have been taken out in the first place. I don’t really like losing Princeton to Boundary-Similkameen, but ...

  • My name is Pavan Momrath. I support the recommendations in your Preliminary Report to move Hope into Fraser-Nicola, and to balance that move off by taking Princeton out and including it in Boundary-Similkameen. Now both of these constituencies will h ...

  • I want to thank the electoral boundaries commission for bringing in changes to Fraser-Nicola that I agree with. I agree with you that there will be “more effective representation” for Hope and the Fraser Canyon when included back in with Fraser-N ...

  • So you want to split the Comox Valley, carving off Cumberland joining it to a new expanded riding with the West Coast, centred in Port Alberni. Strange that because whenever we have tried to get housing for the homeless or affordable housing projects ...

  • Arne Zabell, Hope
    2015-05-26
    Greetings! My name is Arne Zabell. I have lived in the Sunshine Valley on the Hope-Princeton Highway for the last 16 years. I am a past two (2)-term Regional District Electoral Director Representative for the Fraser Valley Regional District from 2002 ...

  • I agree with the Preliminary Report to include Hope with Fraser-Nicola. Princeton has mutual issues with Fraser-Nicola, as it also does with Boundary Similkameen. For that reason, if Princeton was removed from Fraser-Nicola and joined with Boundary S ...

  • My name is Kuldip Dulai. I am a retired sawmill worker and have lived in Merritt since 1971. Our provincial riding was known as Yale-Lillooet and Hope was a part of it when I first moved here. Merritt and Hope have a lot in common and it is easy to t ...

  • It is completely inappropriate to put the opinions/voting decisions of residents who work, shop, socialize and in all aspects of their daily lives…LIVE in the comox valley into an electoral district that share possibly no values related to the ...

  • I agree with all those people who called for bringing Hope back into Fraser-Nicola. The Commission did an excellent job with the boundary changes in the Fraser-Nicola, Boundary-Similkameen and Chilliwack-Hope. This provides for better or more “effe ...

  • I am a long time resident of the Comox Valley and I am currently a member of Courtenay City Council. I think it is a real disappointment that there is a proposal to separate the Comox Valley constituency by moving Cumberland and everything south to a ...

  • I would like to thank you for the opportunity to respond to the Preliminary Report. I agree with the decision to bring back Hope into Fraser-Nicola. Hope has many common interests with the smaller communities of Fraser Nicola like forestry, tourism a ...

  • I am a university student. Hope was always a part of the original “Yale-Lillooet”. Please put us back in with Merritt and Ashcroft, etc. Hope should have never been separated from its roots and now that the Commission has decided to reunite us.Yo ...

  • i totally agree with this propoposal. the two areas have different needs, interests, and should not be together. also due to economic and gas prices for those people in the central city they have along way to drive to the MLA’s office. we are d ...

  • I strongly disagree with the proposal to split the Comox Valley riding and move the areas south and west of Courtenay into the Mid Island-Pacific Rim riding. The region of the Comox Valley (the areas covered by the Comox Valley Regional District) wor ...

  • I would like to thank you for the opportunity to respond to the Preliminary Report. I agree with the decision to bring back Hope into Fraser-Nicola. Hope has many common interests with the smaller communities of Fraser Nicola like forestry, tourism a ...

  • Hello, I’m generally opposed to the creation of new electoral districts as we seem to already have enough politicians on the public payroll. I think rebalancing populations across the province would have been a better way to address underrepresenta ...

  • Dear Commission Members, I am writing to support the proposed riding boundaries for Surrey Fleetwood. I think that it is important for electoral districts to evolve with the community. This is the only way to ensure that the elected politician is tru ...

  • My name is Daljit Randhawa. I have lived in Merritt since 1991. I support your Preliminary Report and the changes made to Fraser-Nicola. Hope and the communities surrounding it belong with other similar towns and villages in Fraser-Nicola constituenc ...

  • My name is Laughlin Eddy and I am a retired teacher in Merritt. First of all I would like to acknowledge the effort the Commission put into addressing the important issue of electoral boundaries. Any opportunity for redrawing boundaries should be car ...

  • I gave an oral presentation when the electoral commission came to Princeton. I want reiterate my stand which is in support of the decision that was made by the commission, that being that Princeton be part of the Similkameen-Boundary Electoral Distri ...

  • Suman Lali, Merritt
    2015-05-26
    I support the electoral boundary commission’s changes for Fraser-Nicola. I support those who want to see Hope and the Fraser Canyon taken out of Chilliwack and reunited with Fraser-Nicola. There is very little in common between Chilliwack and Hope. ...

  • Cumberland is part of the Comox Valley and the issues we face are part of the Comox Valley. There will be financial costs to splitting the valley into two ridings. The split will also damage our representation at the federal level because all dealing ...

  • Please see attached submission.Bill Anderson – Submission.pdf

  • We won’t be a part of our own area. We live in the Comox Valley. How do you expect us to be a part of our own Valley? This is most reduculous. No one is going to care about us here in Cumberland. We are not part of Port Alberni or Toffino.

  • Cumberland has always been considered part of the Comox Valley and I strongly urge the Commission to keep the Comox Valley intact by keeping Cumberland in the riding with Courtenay and Comox..

  • Bob Bose, Surrey
    2015-05-26
    Members of the Commission; Thank you for offering me an opportunity to comment on your Preliminary Report. I am a member of a pioneering Surrey farming family and a long serving member of Surrey Council and Mayor. I ran for election to the Legislatur ...

  • Attached is the report from the City of Surrey, the letter from the Mayor was sent separately.City of Surrey – Submission.pdf

  • I will be submitting the report separately as I cannot attach 2 documents to this form.. Here is the letter from Mayor HepnerLinda Hepner – Submission.pdf

  • I think its ludicrous to consider combining Cumberland with port Alberni. That would meand I’d have to drive over an hour to visit my public representatives in port Alberni (over 2.5 if they are based out of Tofino). Currently it’s a 10 m ...

  • It makes no sense what-so-ever to divide the Comox Valley region and include some of us with the mid-Island/West Coast region. Cumberland is located minutes from Courtenay. Our children attend high school there, our hospital is in Comox presently but ...

  • I think it’s ridiculous to separate Cumberland from the rest of the Comox Valley. We are part of the community and share many special events, projects and amenities. It’s not as if the less than 4000 souls who reside here would make a sig ...

  • Splitting part of the Comox Valley (Cumberland and area) out of the Comox Valley electoral district is an act of sheer lunacy. And to include it with municipalities that are geographically far removed is even crazier. PLEASE: keep the whole Comox Val ...

  • Robbin Knox, Surrey
    2015-05-26
    Dear Commissioners, I live in Fleetwood at 82nd Avenue, west of 164th Street currently inside the Surrey-Fleetwood boundaries and slated for the amended Surrey-Cloverdale district in your preliminary proposals. Establishing a new district in Surrey i ...

  • My name is Ashley Mackay. I am the Administrator for the Spuzzum First Nation. I want to thank the Commission for bringing in a preliminary report that is well thought out, fair and independent. I support the recommendation to re-instate Hope and the ...

  • Jackie Johnson My name is Jackie Johnson. I am the Administrator Assistant for the Spuzzum First Nation. I join with others in supporting the good work of the Electoral Boundaries Commission in your Preliminary Report. I support the recommendations f ...

  • My name is James Hobart, Chief of the Spuzzum First Nation. Our Band is located in between the communities of Yale and Boston Bar in the Fraser-Canyon. Spuzzum is one of 20 Indian Bands of the Nlaka’pamux Nation situated in British Columbia. I know ...

  • Cumberland is part of the Comox Valley. Don’t change the electoral boundaries.

  • Harjit Kandola – Merritt, BC I have lived in Merritt for 25years. I support the recommendations contained in the Preliminary Report for electoral boundaries for Fraser-Nicola. I would like to lend my support for including Hope and its surrounding a ...

  • have lived my whole life in Merritt. I join with others in supporting the work of the Electoral Boundaries Commission. I agree with the changes made to Fraser-Nicola. Hope does not fit in with Chilliwack, as the latter is a much larger city and drown ...

  • I just finished my first year of university. I have lived in Merritt all my life. I support the changes proposed for Fraser-Nicola by the Boundaries Commission in your Preliminary Report. Hope should be added back to Fraser-Nicola, as it was before 2 ...

  • I have lived in Merritt for 25 years. I am a businessman and own a furniture store in Merritt and a partnership in another in Kelowna. I support the recommendations contained in your Preliminary Report as they pertain to Fraser-Nicola. I wrote to the ...

  • I’m writing in regards to provincial electoral district for the Fraser Canyon. I am writing in support of the proposed changes to the Fraser-Nicola boundaries. Growing up in Lytton and at Kanaka Bar, I was very proud to be part of the Yale-Lillooet ...

  • i am a retired local AgriBusiness owner and my wife valerie is a retired MLA for delta south. DELTA, which is made up of delta north and delta south, remains a british columbia pioneer entity. to split the area in half and patch the two to other ridi ...

  • Dear Commission_ As a long-time resident of Surrey Newton, I would like to say that you have done an excellent job. You hit the nail on the head as far as Surrey is concerned. One more MLA? Great. Keeping the more established higher density areas rel ...

  • My name is Robert Baird. I have lived in Merritt since1946. I am a retired Electrician from the old Craigmont Mines near Merritt. In the past, I have served as Mayor of Merritt for 4 terms, and Councillor for 4 terms. I am aware of your Preliminary R ...

  • My name is John Henry. I am retired and have been living in Princeton for 35 years. I am writing to offer my support for the Commission’s preliminary report on boundary redistribution. I also wrote to the Commission during the fall last year. At th ...

  • Rich Coleman, MLA will be presenting to the committee on Wednesday May 27th. The attached details his hearing submission.

  • see attached fileRon Hovanes – Submission.pdf

  • Please put a section on the likely unconstitutionality of the distribution in your final report, as outlined in the attached letter and chart.David Huntley – Submission.pdf

  • I have lived in Merritt for 46 years. I must congratulate the Commission for doing a good job to re-align constituency boundaries in such a fair manner. You have lived up to the letter of your independence as a Commission. The changes you made in Hop ...

  • I am pleased that my area of south surrey will have its own representation. We have always been added to another district, Cloverdale or White Rock and its time we have our own identity . We are expanding by population and our needs will be better se ...

  • Dear Commissioners: Thanks for doing this work so the politicians can’t meddle with the maps for their own gain. Gerrymandering is an affront to democracy and you’re an important safeguard of the public interest. I’m conscious of why my distric ...

  • Dear Electoral Boundary Commission; I have been living in Surrey Fleetwood over 18 years near the intersection of 92nd Ave and 160th Street. I want to thank you for acknowledging some of the distinct neighbourhoods of Surrey. However as a resident of ...

  • I am a constituent of Fleetwood/ Surrey. I am pleased that another riding has been added to our community, and consider the boundary adjustments to be reasonable. Arguments about boundaries in relation to the name Fleetwood seem incorrect to me, as c ...

  • Submission by LeRoy Wagner My name is LeRoy Wagner. I have lived in Lower Nicola for 55 years. I have served 18 years on the TNRD Board and 50 years on the Lower Nicola Water Board.I do not belong to any political party and consider myself an indepen ...

  • Please accept this as my submission to the Elections Boundary Commission in regards to their current review of election boundaries and number of MLAs within the Province. Over the past several years, the Government and the departments within have mad ...

  • Dear boundary Commission : Surrey’s growth and attendant political relevance show no signs of slowing and your report rightly allocates a new electoral district here. South Surrey and Guildford are both due dedicated voices in Victoria and your ...

  • I support Andrew Powell’s well thought out presentation and find it logical and effective. I encourage other elected officials from municipal and provincial bodies to examine his submission and hope the commission take it into serious considera ...

  • Dear Commissioners, I see that you want to move the lines for Surrey-Fleetwood where I live, close to Bear Creek on 140th Street. I don’t have a problem with this. One of my friends is annoyed that Fleetwood Park won’t be in Surrey-Fleetw ...

  • To Whom It May Concern: I am delighted that the Commission has moved my residence from Green Timber to Fleetwood riding. My residence is located at 140th Street and 82nd Avenue. I always shop at Ever Green Mall located close to my house at 152nd Stre ...

  • Knut Leine, Nanaimo
    2015-05-26
    Due to the growth over the years outside the city of Nanaimo, especially to the west and north, I feel the provincial electoral boundaries of Nanaimo should be extended. This should include Lantzville to the north, as far west as population in that d ...

  • The idea of a new Surrey-Guildford electoral district is a positive one. Guildford is one of the more prominent neighbourhood centres of Surrey and giving it more prominence in our electoral district will, I think, go over well. The essentially strai ...

  • Dear Commission, I want to thank you for the work you have done on the Proposed Boundaries. i am submitting a file that contains close to 500 residents of Surrey that are not in favour of the Proposed changes to the Surrey Fleetwood Riding Boundaries ...

  • Dear Commission, I haven’t seen a lot of discussion coming from the boundaries process on the part of Surrey where I live and work- which is Newton. I want the Commission, and whoever else makes the decision, to know that I support the current boun ...

  • Please find attached my submission in pdf format.Wendy Bergerud – Submission.pdf

  • To: Electoral Boundary Commission My name is Tom Styffe, and I am the current elected Chair for the Okanagan Board of Governors and the Alternate Director for the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen. I have also been active in municipal and pro ...

  • Commissioners, I am once again including a written addendum to the presentation I put before you in person. About a week after I presented to you I had basically completed writing it and I’ve sent it out, not providing a great deal of notice, a ...

  • Good morning, Please find attached a joint submission on the Commission’s preliminary proposals from MLA Vicki Huntington and Chief Bryce Williams of the Tsawwassen First Nation. The attachment also includes a separate letter from Chief Bryce Willi ...

  • Grant Rice, Surrey
    2015-05-26
    The electoral boundaries as proposed provide a balance of population density while respecting traditional neighbourhood alignment. The nine ridings should remain fairly balanced as Surrey’s growth is focussed around town centres and transit hub ...

  • It appears as though Commission has sided with Williams Lake on the recent electoral boundaries. While I support giving all of Williams Lake it’s own riding, I also feel the population of the ridings in Cariboo North should also be balanced wit ...

  • GAIL BARRON, SURREY
    2015-05-26
    I believe the electoral boundaries should remain the same. I identify with the area as I have lived here for 25 years.

  • As a long-time resident of Newton, I have reviewed the Commission’s proposal for Surrey with a particular interest in the area where I live. When it comes to Surrey as a whole, I support the Commission’s recommendation that the city get a new sea ...

  • I live in the Jinglepot area and am in the Nanaimo-North Cowichan electoral area. This electoral district may not represent the needs of myself and my neighbours as well as the Nanaimo electoral district. This is where our hospital is, our community ...

  • Nanaimo public hearing.mp3 (total recording time = 39:03 mins) Start time Presenter City/town Organization 6:40 Michael Hunter Nanaimo 21:17 Jack Weisgerber Nanaimo 24:49 John Phillips Qualicum Beach

  • I am NOT in agreement with putting the Hope area in the constituency of Fraser-Nicola. Hope is better represented from an MLA in Chilliwack rather than Merritt.

  • I am NOT in agreement with putting the Hope area in the constituency of Fraser-Nicola. Hope is better represented from an MLA in Chilliwack rather than Merritt.

  • Pam Bhullar, Surrey
    2015-05-26
    The Surrey map you have here is appropriate. It was always odd to me that South Surrey wasn’t in its own seat when places like Panorama and Fleetwood were. I am pleased to see that the Commission has finally given South Surrey its own seat and ...

  • I was born and raised in Merritt and have lived here all my life. I am currently in university in Europe completing my M.D. Degree. Upon completion and certification, I will be returning to B.C. to practice Medicine. I have read your “BC Electoral ...

  • I have lived in Merritt for 46 years. Finally, an electoral boundaries change that makes sense. I must congratulate the Commission for doing a great job to re-align constituency boundaries in such a fair manner. You have lived up to the letter of you ...

  • I agree that reviewing boundaries of the riding is necessary specially where there is fast population growth like Surrey City.

  • I was born and raised in Merritt and lived in the community for 22 years. I still feel a very strong connection to Merritt. All my relatives and many friends still live there. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank the Commission for a job well d ...

  • I was born and raised in Merritt and lived there for 25 years. My family and I are still very connected to Merritt and the Nicola Valley as we still own a house and properties in the community. I support the changes proposed for the electoral boundar ...

  • May 25, 2015 Dear Commissioners: I lived in Merritt for nearly 35 years. My husband and I still own properties there. I fully support your decision for making the changes in the Cariboo-Thompson region. The communities of Hope, Spuzzum, and Boston Ba ...

  • Dear Commissioners: My name is Saug Sekhon. First of all, I would like to thank the Commission for allowing me once again the opportunity to express my opinion on the Preliminary Report. I had submitted an online submission in November during the ini ...

  • I support the Electoral Boundaries Commission’s recommended changes to both Hope and Princeton. Hope is different from urban Chilliwack and belongs in Fraser-Nicola. It is part of the Coquihalla transportation corridor and also reunites the ent ...

  • Dear Commissioners: My name is Melody Simon. I work as Realtor. I have lived in Merritt for 13 years. I am writing to commend the great work you have done in your Preliminary Report. I support the changes you have made to electoral boundaries across ...

  • Overall, I believe the boundaries are well thought out and reflect the core hubs of our community. Shopping centres, parks, schools are a key part of our neighbourhood. I recommend that Fleetwood Park and Secondary School be included in the Surrey-Fl ...

  • Jack Grant, Surrey
    2015-05-25
    I’m excited for this opportunity for Surrey to have greater political representation. I’m pleased with the proposed boundaries.

  • Carol Wyatt, Surrey
    2015-05-25
    Thank you for all the hard work on what I know has to be an extremely challenging task. I am writing in regard to the proposed Surrey-Cloverdale and Surrey-South districts. Like many other Surrey residents who have written with their concern regardin ...

  • Dave Hayer, Surrey
    2015-05-25
    I am respectfully requesting that the Commission revise the name of the proposed electoral district of Surrey Guildford to retain the current provincial constituency’s name of Surrey Tynehead. I have lived in Surrey since 1972, and have lived in th ...

  • I am fully aware of the new boundaries submitted for Surrey Panorama and support the changes.

  • I am in agreement with the B.C? Boundaries. Electoral review.I would like to see the Historic name Yale Lillooet restored.The connection of geography rail and native bands are well situated in the changed riding.Gold rush trails and tourist interests ...

  • Dear Commissioners We live in Cloverdale around 59 Ave and168A, and you are keeping this area in Cloverdale electoral district. I am really pleased know that you have created a new South Surrey Electoral District. This will certainly rebalance the po ...

  • Thank you for the opportunity to share my thoughts on your report. My home is the Fraser-Nicola. I am the owner and operator of Kane Lake Ranch, the director of BC Cattlemen’s, the president of the Nicola Stockbreeders and an active community v ...

  • Imad Sawaf, Surrey
    2015-05-25
    Dear Electoral Boundary Commission I live in Surrey Guildford area and I would like to thank the Commission for changing the name of our constituency from Tynehead to Guildford. As this area is better known as Guilford area and therefore the new name ...

  • I have read the changes to the boundary and I am satisfied with the changes. Thank you for allowing the input. Sincerely, Hans Egger

  • Dear Electoral Boundary Commission Thank you for the opportunity to respond to your proposed changes. First off, I want to say I think you got it mostly right (or at least for Surrey from my perspective). Establishing a new riding of Surrey Fleetwood ...

  • I gave a presentation today at the Electoral Boundaries Commission hearing in Courtenay. I am attaching a copy of my presentation. (The written version may differ slightly from my spoken presentation.)Ellen Rainwalker – Submission.pdf

  • I taught in Rutland for thirty-three years. I found the families had a Rutland community spirit, and it’s unfortunate that the families that fed into my school are divided among two ridings. I strongly support my son’s presentations to th ...

  • George Christou – Sunshine Valley, BC I would like to start by thanking the Commission for listening to the views of Fraser-Nicola constituents who called for boundary changes in the Hope area during the initial round of hearings. I agree with your ...

  • Dear Commission, I am a longtime resident of Surrey and wore a number of hats in my working days, including schoolteacher, clothier, and advocate for small businesses. I’ve prided myself on active community involvement throughout my life, inclu ...

  • Surrey is growing extremely fast and I feel good that surrey has been given an extra seat in the commision boundary changes and I agree with the surrey panorama area where I reside.

  • Re: Preliminary Report – Proposed changes to Boundary-Similkameen – BC Electoral Boundary Commission Thank you for accepting my online submission, particularly as you enter into final stages of considering electoral boundary changes. I am a l ...

  • The name Parksville Qualicum does not accurately describe the geography of this electoral district. The district should be called Nanaimo Qualicum to correctly reference the range of the district.

  • As a resident of Surrey-Panorama, I agree with the commissions report for the boundary changes.

  • I am in favor for the proposed boundary changes, especially in the Surrey-Panorama area. The more representation, the better.

  • John Meehan, Surrey
    2015-05-25
    I have lived in the Provincial Surrey-Green Timbers riding for over 20 years and appreciate still being in that riding. I would like to thank you for the fair and impartial work you have done with the ridings, and hope that you will not be particular ...

  • I agree with the preliminary report by the electoral commission and support the changes.

  • As a long time resident of Surrey-Panorama, I had a chance to look at the changes proposed in your Preliminary Report and I agree with it.

  • I want to keep the village of Cumberland as part of the Comox Valley constituency. For years, Cumberland has been considered a part of the Comox Valley. I don’t it is fair that we will be removed and added to different region where the main cen ...

  • My name is Bruce Kreller. I am retired and have been living in Hope since 1981. I was unable to attend the Hope Public Hearing in person last month. I am writing to support the changes proposed in the Preliminary Report of the Electoral Boundaries Co ...

  • May 25th, 2015 Greetings! My name is Keith Olsen. I am a retired businessman and former Mayor of Princeton. I have lived in the Princeton area since 1998. I made an online submission before Christmas. I have been following the work of the Commission ...

  • My name is Elizabeth Marion and I own and operate two post mills in Princeton; namely Princeton Wood Preservers Ltd. and Princeton Post & Rail. Between the two mills I employ 40 people. In my opinion the Electoral Boundary Commission is incorrect ...

  • Elsie Kipp, Yale
    2015-05-25
    I grew up in the village of Yale. I attended Yale Elementary School until Grade 6 and then, for Grades 7 through 12, attended in the town of Hope. I work out of Hope and live just north of Hope. My son attends daycare in Hope. I consider the town of ...

  • Regarding Proposed changes to electoral boundary changes affecting Abbotsford Attached as PDF as well. Thank you for the tremendous efforts made to review how to carry out so many changes to the electoral system. I have reviewed the rationale for not ...

  • May 25, 2015 BC Electoral Boundaries Commission: My name is Elsie Kipp. I am the Administrator for the Yale First Nation. I offer my full support to the Preliminary Report of the BC electoral boundaries commission. The inclusion of Hope and the Frase ...

  • Good afternoon, I’m the MLA for Chilliwack-Hope. I received a 375-name petition from Hope and area that I presented today in the Legislature, regarding the desire of the petitioners (my current constituents) not to be part of the constituency of Fr ...

  • Dear Commission, I appreciate your summary report. My home is Merritt, B.C. and my husband and I have worked in ranching for 40 years. I am the wife of a rancher. We work together with our friends and partners in Princeton and we manage a business th ...

  • I support Andrew Powells proposal.

  • I find it interesting that we in the Comox Valley are told over and over again that we will get no support from the provincial government for capital affordable housing projects or operating funds for said housing unless we speak with one voice. Now ...

  • Dear Commissioners: I have been a resident of Surrey (Guildford) for over 30+ years. It does make sense to cut the old Tynehead District and make everything north of 96 ave as the proposed “Guildford District” We have major centres like t ...

  • Dear Commissioners. I am writing with regard to proposed boundary changes to the Chilliwack-area provincial ridings. From 1993 to 2011, I had the honour to represent different configurations of federal ridings based in Chilliwack and including areas, ...

  • Thank you to the Commission for the opportunity to present my thoughts on your proposed changes to B.C.’s electoral boundaries. My name is Mike Pearce and I am a recently retired lawyer and UBC graduate in political science and law. I have spent fo ...

  • Commissioner Justice Melnick, Commissioner Busson, and Commissioner Archer: Thank you for receiving and considering my submission of October 22nd. I was please to see that your interim report recommended keeping the boundaries of the 4 Tri Cities rid ...

  • To the Electoral Boundaries Commission: I would like to thank the Commission for the work they have done on the electoral boundaries in Surrey. I believe that the Commission captured the “town centres” of Surrey in their original draft of boundar ...

  • Courtenay public hearing.mp3 (total recording time = 1:00:31 mins) Start time Presenter City/town Organization 7:11 Ellen Rainwalker Cumberland 19:31 Jesse Ketler Cumberland Village of Cumberland 25:23 Paul D Larounde Cumberland 35:41 Art Karpus Como ...

  • Richard Avison – Submission.pdf

  • I also hope the Commission will take another look at the alignment of the Fleetwood riding. I am also reside in the area of 168 street and Fraser Highway that you are proposing to assign to Cloverdale. I hope you will give serious consideration to re ...

  • Byron Spinks Submission

  • To Whom it May Concern: Please see the attached letter from the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce regarding the BC Electoral Boundaries Commission Report. Thank you. Regards, Chantelle Bowles Administrative Assistant GREATER LANGLEY CHAMBER OF COMM ...

  • Good morning Boundaries Commission I an a partner in R-Xtra Storage Centre (2011) Ltd, located on the Highway 97 frontage road along the Swan Lake Business area. We do all of our business in Vernon and area. We have a good working relationship with o ...

  • Kirk Fisher, Surrey
    2015-05-25
    Please see attached pdf.Kirk Fisher – Submission.pdf

  • Dave Finch, Merritt
    2015-05-25
    see attachmentDave Finch – Submission.pdf

  • As a Penticton resident and City Councillor, I believe the population of Penticton and Boundary is substantial enough to support two provincial ridings. It doesn’t seem to make sense that the Commission is considering adding Princeton to Boundary w ...

  • I support the changes the Commission made to the electoral boundaries in the Hope area. I also do not approve the misuse of public funds to put an ad in the Hope Standard asking MLA Laurie Throness supporters to sign a petition against the changes in ...

  • Ron Treend, Delta
    2015-05-25
    I am writing to support the Commission’s report with regard to Delta’s boundaries. The current boundaries work very well. They reflect the true community of interest in South Delta. Previous federal commissions have combined Delta with Richmond w ...

  • I would like to start by saying that I agree with the current established boundary map for Surrey, B.C. My personal opinion living in Surrey is that the past boundary map did not keep communities and constituencies tight and the current map did a gre ...

  • Boundary change. Attachment???OrvRobson – Submission.pdf

  • Dear Commission Members, I understand that the provincial electoral jurisdiction of Surrey Fleetwood is currently under review. As a resident of the Fleetwood community, I am a stakeholder in this. I live near 154 and 83 Avenue. Fleetwood is a close- ...

  • To Whom It May Concern: My house is located in Surrey Fleetwood area near in the intersection of 153 street and 83 avenue. All the people who say Fleetwood Park and Fleetwood school should be in Surrey-Fleetwood where I live have my support. What you ...

  • Mary McGregor Submission, May 2015 My name is Mary McGregor, and I live in the Sunshine Valley next to Merritt. I want to thank the Commission for all your hard work. I agree with the recommendations foe boundary changes for Fraser-Nicola as included ...

  • Dear Commission Fleetwood Park School and park should stay in the Surrey-Fleetwood district where I live. I understand that Fleetwood is a growing community. I see as per City of Surrey projections Fleetwood population is expected grow by more than 1 ...

  • Dear Commissioners Thanks for giving our vibrant growing city a stronger place in the provincial parliament. It looks like my home riding will go from Fleetwood to Cloverdale. We’re an up and coming community to be reckoned with and will soon h ...

  • As a resident of Surrey Fleetwood I have watched my electoral district and the whole city of Surrey grow over the last 10 years thereby requiring a new seat. However I have concerns with the proposed boundary changes; removing Fleetwood Park/Fleetwoo ...

  • Dear Commissioners My residence is in Fleetwood on Spensor Drive and 84 avenue. As a resident of Fleetwood,. We would greatly appreciate the commissioners to change the district’s boundaries and move Fleetwood Park, Fleetwood Secondary School and a ...

  • Peter Vogt, Merritt
    2015-05-24
    Commissioners: My name is Peter Vogt. I am the President of the Nicola Valley Teachers’ Union. I have lived in Merritt since 1990. I have had the opportunity to look over your Preliminary Report on electoral boundaries re-distribution for BC, espec ...

  • The Commission’s recommendations to keep the Kelowna ridings as is, is the right decision. West Kelowna, Kelowna-Lake Country and Kelowna-Mission boundaries should not change. I also do not have an issue with changing the West Kelowna name to K ...

  • I fully agree and support the Commission’s recommendations specific to the Kelowna ridings of Kelowna-Mission, Kelowna-Lake Country and West Kelowna. I live in West Kelowna and have no issue with changing the name to Kelowna West. The three rid ...

  • Your recommendation on leaving the three Kelowna ridings status quo, is the right decision. Changing the name to Kelowna West also makes a lot of sense. Thank you for your good work. Betty

  • EBC PRESENTATION – VERNON – MAY 13TH, 2015 Good afternoon. My name is Roger Sellick and I have been a resident of the Okanagan Valley since 1980. For 28 years I was the General Manager of the Kelowna International Airport. I also served as the Ch ...

  • Dear Commissioners, there is serious “astroturfing” going on in the Chilliwack-Hope and Fraser-Nicola constituencies. Please excuse me if you are already familiar with the terminology. If you are not, then please allow me this opportunity to fami ...

  • I’m responding to your request for public input to the Preliminary Report after reading a newspaper story or ad some time ago. I notice from my notes that the deadline for input is fast approaching. I’m concerned specifically with your ef ...

  • Dear Commission I’ve perused your suggestions for Surrey-Fleetwood where I reside (on 83 A Avenue and 154 St) and vote and have to say that everything except leaving out Fleetwood school and park makes sense, which I know I’m not the firs ...

  • I am not in favor of the boundary changes

  • Dear Commission Members,   I am writing regarding the proposed boundary changes for the provincial electoral district of Surrey Fleetwood. As a member of the community, I want to share my thoughts on the matter.   I understand that the proposed bou ...

  • Our opinion is that the electoral boundaries should not be changed for Hope. As we have lived and worked in Hope for almost forty years we have seen it both ways. Most effective for the community has been when we are part of the Chilliwack alignment. ...

  • Arthur Kube, Surrey
    2015-05-24
    Dear Commissioners, Thank you for the important work you’re doing in the name of our democracy and for considering my input. I’ve been active in community affairs for my entire adult life, including past service as president of the Counci ...

  • Firstly, I say the number of MLAs should be decreased to reduce burden on taxpayers. Of course one thing that would help with that is improving quality of government administration to reduce errors, and another is simplifying (both in number and comp ...

  • To the attention of the following; The Hon. Mr. Justice Thomas J. Melnick Commission Chair Beverley Busson, O.B.C. Commissioner Keith Archer, Ph.D. Chief Electoral Officer Commissioner Please find attached fine response to your proposed Electoral Bou ...

  • Marg Beddis, Surrey
    2015-05-23
    As a resident of Surrey Fleetwood I had wanted to attend your recent hearing in Surrey but I was at work. I live in Surrey Fleetwood and have done so for most of my life. I have seen the area start as a rural place where my personal location was surr ...

  • My name is Jagjit Nann. I have lived in Merritt since 1966, the year the electoral boundaries commission of the day created Yale-Lillooet out of the remains of two historic constituencies. It was a sad day several years ago when the previous commissi ...

  • I was born and raised in Merritt and have lived here all my life. I follow politics quite closely and have seen many changes in British Columbia. Some I like and some I don’t. I must say, I like your boundaries report. I have carefully read your Pr ...

  • Dear Commission Members, I am writing regarding the proposed boundary changes for the provincial electoral district of Surrey Fleetwood. I live on 151 Street and 95 A Avenue in Fleetwood. As a member of the community, I want to share my thoughts on t ...

  • I am sorry but taking 150 Mile House out of Cariboo North makes no sense to me. I understand why you put 150 Mile House into Cariboo Chilcotin because from the outside they look like they are right next door, you might have even heard from people say ...

  • As a regular voter in Surrey, I am in favour of the new boundaries for Surrey Green Timbers. I believe it is advantageous for our local MLA to cover this area on behalf of tax payers in this area

  • Dear Boundary Commission I live in the Fleetwood district and will be in the Cloverdale district if your plan is approved. I think I was in the Cloverdale district or pretty close to it before the Fleetwood district was created. I probably consider m ...

  • Anders Lunde, Hope
    2015-05-23
    – The map puts Hope/other community name back where it belongs–with other rural communities in the Cariboo-Thompson Region. – This change will result in more “effective representation” for me and my neighbours by including us wi ...

  • Moving the Surrey boundaries to better reflect the town centre or community core makes very much sense. It is difficult for people like me who live on boundaries of ridings (this impacts me federally) to identify with that riding. Ensuring that the h ...

  • I have lived in Princeton most of my life and am presently on my second term as town councillor. I very much hope our area can remain in our exisiting electoral boundary! Our communtity fits much better where we are because our needs are similar to o ...

  • Dear Commission Members, I am very pleased to see the commission has proposed a new electoral district to the fastest growing city in Metro Vancouver. I feel the Commission has done an overall good job to maintain the integrity of the constituencies ...

  • My name is Jawand Samra. I want to thank the Commission for this opportunity to present my ideas on electoral boundaries. I have lived in Merritt since 1969. I have worked for Tolko Industries for over 25 years. I am retired and enjoy the strong comm ...

  • My name is Pavan Samra. I want to thank the Commission for this opportunity to present my ideas on electoral boundaries. I have lived in Merritt since 1994. The changes recommended in your Preliminary Report also fixes the problem that was introduced ...

  • My name is Baljit Samra. I want to thank the Commission for this opportunity to present my ideas on electoral boundaries. I have lived in Merritt since 1987. The map puts Hope/other communities in the Fraser Canyon back where they belong–with o ...

  • My name is Mr. Piara Samra. I want to thank the Commission for this opportunity to present my ideas on electoral boundaries. I have lived in Merritt since 1969. I take a keen interest in politics. I was elected as Councillor for the City of Merritt f ...

  • Dear Electoral Boundary Commission, I would like to provide my response to your preliminary report with regard to the city of Surrey. I am pleased to note that you have added one more electoral district to the city. I really appreciate the Commission ...

  • Dear EBC, I would like to commend you on the effort that was made to redistribute the electoral boundaries in Surrey. I think you did a great job to maintain the integrity of each of our town centres and include those in the new electoral districts. ...

  • kara kelso, surrey
    2015-05-22
    Dear EBC, I would like to commend you on the effort that was made to redistribute the electoral boundaries in Surrey. I think you did a great job to maintain the integrity of each of our town centres and include those in the new electoral districts. ...

  • Jodh Grewal, Surrey
    2015-05-22
    Dear Commission If I had my way we’d have less politicians not more. That’s probably too much to ask for from a process started by politicians. More seriously, you have an important job to do and only so many ways and so much time to do i ...

  • Dear Commission: I am a resident of Fleetwood and I am in favour of the boundary changes proposed in the preliminary report. I support it because of the following reasons: First, the proposed boundary includes all key shopping malls in the Fleetwood ...

  • Dear Commissioners I like your recommendations for the City of Surrey. I have been living in Surrey for over 23 years and I want to offer my comments on your preliminary report. Thanks a lot for recommending a new electoral district for the city. We ...

  • Dear Commissioners As a 30 year resident of Surrey, I am really frustrated to read an online article written by Laila Yuile. This article points out that: “Submissions raise eyebrows at Electoral Boundaries Commission public hearing in Surrey with ...

  • I have a deep interest in how the Commission decides the New Westminster provincial electoral boundaries. It is preferable for New West to be in one riding, but unfair to its voters to be under-represented in an overpopulated riding, now the case. Th ...

  • Dear Electoral Boundaries Commission, I am writing to congratulate you on the wonderful job you did on the redistribution of the Electoral boundaries in Surrey. I am so glad that Newton Rec Centre, Library, seniors Centre and Wave Pool are included i ...

  • Paul Lenz, Kelowna
    2015-05-22
    I would like to support Andrew Powell’s proposal. Thank you

  • To the Electoral Boundaries Commission: Thank you for the opportunity to give feedback on your proposed boundary changes in Princeton last week. Attached please find a digital version of my spoken submission. Thank you for your consideration. Angeliq ...

  • Cumberland is part of the Comox Valley. Don’t change the electoral boundaries. Murray and Nancy Peavoy

  • Lynne Marvell, Hope
    2015-05-22
    Please see attached file.Lynne Marvell-Submission.pdf

  • I agree with Andrew Powell and support his proposal.

  • I am all for it.

  • I am happy with the current boundaries for surrey Panorama, and would prefer they remain as is.

  • I am a senior residing in east side of Cloverdale around 60th Ave and 192St, an area of Cloverdale you are proposing to move into a new south Surrey riding. To me this is a mistake. All the services I access are around downtown Cloverdale. My current ...

  • Peter Bailey, Hope
    2015-05-22
    Peter Bailey Submission,May 21, 2015 My name is Peter Bailey. I am a local business owner, running an employability agency in the community for the past 22 years. I came to your hearing in Hope, but had to leave due to another conflicting meeting, an ...

  • Dear Commission, I agree with some of the other people that feel you have neglected to include some key Fleetwood locations in Fleetwood. My wife and I live in the eastern portion of Fleetwood that you have now placed into Cloverdale. Your suggested ...

  • Dear Commissioners: My name is Anne Vohradsky. I have lived in Merritt for 11 years. I follow the provincial political scene closely. I had a chance to look at the changes proposed in your Preliminary Report. I must say, given the enormity of your ta ...

  • Brian Rice, Surrey
    2015-05-22
    My family lives in the 168St and Fraser area of FLEETWOOD that you seem to have arbitrarily cut off from the rest of Fleetwood. My children frequently go to the Fleetwood Rec Centre (a recreational focal point for Fleetwood families). Yet you have al ...

  • I am in agreement of Andrew Powells proposal for rutland having not being split in half.

  • I have had the opportunity to listen to and read the presentations made to you by Andrew S Powell and wish to endorse his presentation and recommendations he is making to the Commission.

  • Paul Simon, Merritt
    2015-05-21
    My name Dear Commission Members: is Paul Simon. I am a Medical Doctor and have been living in Merritt for twelve years. I have followed the work of the Commission on the Internet. I have also had a chance to review your Preliminary Report with its re ...

  • Let us deal with things that happen in our mountains therefore our MLA based in Merritt would be a good change for the Fraser Canyon.

  • To: B. C. Electoral Boundary Commission Kamloops Hearing, Coast Kamloops Hotel, Kamloops, BC Presented by: Walter Vohradsky 2201 Parker Drive, Merritt, BC V1K 1J1 Ph: 250-378-6443 Date: May 13, 2015 Good morning Commissioners: My name is Walter Vohra ...

  • I saw the new boundaries that have been submitted and I wanted to say that I am definitely in favor of them. I think you did a great job and I’m pleased that Surrey is getting another MLA. Please keep up the good work.

  • I am writing to commend you on accepting the preliminary report. Surrey has been growing so fast and it is important to review the boundaries of the ridings to ensure that representation is equitable and fair. The proposed electoral boundary changes ...

  • The Electoral Boundaries in our region has traditionally included Merritt. While economically our trade traffic flows more directly into the South Okanagan (Penticton) area, we have much closer traditional ties with the Nicola Region. In addition to ...

  • Dear Commissioners, I am a 45-year resident of Surrey and for the past 26 years have served my community as an elected member of Surrey City Council. My husband Michael and I have raised our two children here, and are proud grandparents of three gran ...

  • Dear Commissioners: I have followed the work of the Commission in redrawing electoral boundaries in BC with interest, and commend members on producing a thoughtful report on a complex topic. As a lifelong (61 years) Surrey resident (who grew up on 19 ...

  • I fully support the ideas in the submission presented by Kelowna resident Andrew Powell presented to the commission at your public hearings in the Okanagan.

  • Attached as PDF fileManjeet Chahal – Submission.pdf

  • Dear Commissioners I am resident of Surrey Fleetwood, I have studied the recommendations of the commission and found they have done a decent job in the face of the vast geographical and demographic changes witnessed by a growing city. I will say comm ...

  • Thank you to the Commission for holding a follow-up hearing hear in Williams Lake. While there hasn’t been a lot of change in the northern interior, there has been some change to the boundaries around Williams Lake and the surrounding areas. The Ca ...

  • Dear Commissioner: Thank you for proposing an additional seat for Surrey and changing the name of Surrey Tynehead to Guildford. The people of surrey will recognize the new name and associate it with the appropriate community. Furthermore, changing th ...

  • Dear Commissioner: City of the Surrey is the fastest growing city and the new electoral district will assist in alleviating demanding pressures in heavily populated districts. Your proposal demonstrates that extensive research and analysis was conduc ...

  • Dear Commission, I think it’s a good idea to put a new MLA seat in Surrey. We’re a big city that’s only getting bigger and we have lots of issues–like transportation and crime/safety–that need attention in Victoria. I th ...

  • I’ve lived in the Feetwood community for the last 20 years, My children went to Fleetwood school and the park. I agree that the boundries should be changed for equal population distribution, however I feel that Fleetwood Park and Fleetwood High ...

  • Syed Shah, Delta
    2015-05-20
    I believe that Delta should remain a separate riding as it is now and not be merged with Richmond or Surrey. I believe a better solution would be add a riding in Richmond and/or Surrey. Over time further growth in Delta due to the Perimeter Rd, etc, ...

  • Thank you for hearing our input regarding the Kamloops-North-Thompson when you came through Kamloops several months ago. At that time we were happy with the current boundaries and did not want the 70 and 100 Mile area thrown in with us for all the re ...

  • Erin Wilkins, Hope
    2015-05-20
    1. The Commission’s rationale for changes in Fraser-Nicola and the Cariboo-Thompson; 2.Elections Canada’s discussion on “Community Interest”; and 3. “Points to Consider” for submissions.

  • Please see attached letter from Chair Al Richmond, regarding the boundary change that affects the 150 Mile/Sugar Cane Reserve area.Al Richmond – Submission.pdf

  • I am writing regarding the proposal to change Cumberland’s electoral boundary so that our MLA will be located in Port Alberni instead of in Courtenay. This is totally unacceptable to me. Courtenay is a 10 minute bus ride from my home, and as fa ...

  • Dear Commissioners I just want to let you know that I support your proposal for the City of Surrey. I have been living in Surrey Newton area for the last 38 years and I have witnessed lots of changes in Surrey including population explosion and bound ...

  • Dear Electoral Boundaries Commission, I’ve lived in Surrey most of my life–presently I live on 146 Street and 80 B Avenue in Fleetwood. I want to thank you for your hard and valuable work. The boundaries and names put forward for Surrey s ...

  • Dalbir Toor, Surrey
    2015-05-19
    Dear Commission, I appreciate your considering my input regarding the Surrey Fleetwood Preliminary report. Surrey has needed an addition electoral district for some time. Over the years, I have observed rapid growth in various areas of Surrey and a r ...

  • I am speaking as a Delta resident and do agree with your decision to not change any boundaries for Delta. The push is on as we build out in several large developments in both North and South Delta. Our growth is only outpaced by Surrey and Richmond a ...

  • Dear Commission I write with respect to the difficult task that has been encompassed upon all three of you in looking at the Electoral Boundaries to ensure that the representation of constituents by MLAs remains equitable and effective within all are ...

  • Dale Saip, Delta BC
    2015-05-19
    I am writing on behalf of Delta’s provincial boundaries. I have been an elected public School Trustee in Delta since 1987. I am pleased that the Commission elected to stay with the status quo. The current boundaries work well for Delta South, Delta ...

  • I am satisfied with current distribution. I am concerned regarding service levels as MLA Kyllo already has a huge riding and I don’t want to have to travel to Salmon Arm for service. I want to continue to be serviced by our current MLA Eric Foster ...

  • I live in the Delta South riding(Tsawwassen). South Delta is a unique community. While it is composed of two towns and the surrounding farm lands and residential areas, all South Deltans share a common set of values. I believe South Delta to be quite ...

  • I am satisfied with current distribution. I am concerned regarding service levels as MLA Kyllo already has a huge riding and I don’t want to have to travel to Salmon Arm for service. I want to continue to be serviced by our current MLA Eric Foster ...

  • Dear Commission I am writing to you today as a constituent of Fleetwood regarding the proposed Surrey Fleetwood electoral boundary. I appreciate all the hard work the Commission has put into this very important and much needed boundary change. After ...

  • Manbir Gill, Surrey
    2015-05-18
    Dear Boundary Commission: As a 14 year resident in Surrey Fleetwood, I am writing to express my concerns regarding the proposed changes to for the constituency boundary of Surrey Fleetwood that have been in place since 2009. It was encouraging, repre ...

  • To the Commission, I am writing to you today to express my disappointment. As a resident of Surrey Fleetwood for the last 15 years at 157 St and 82 Ave, I have been busy with the day-to-day life like most people. However, I cannot say the same for th ...

  • Dear Commissioners: It is absolutely clear that the rapid growth in Surrey deserves a new electoral district in Surrey and I appreciate the decision of Boundary Commission for adding a new seat. The Commission has also changed boundaries of current e ...

  • I think adding another electoral district in Surrey would be very prudent as Surrey has had a tremendous population growth in the last 20 years.

  • i am not in favour of this boundary change. Princeton is a big part of the Merritt Industry in terms of ranching and forestry. Hope is most certainly not and should not be part of this geographic grouping.

  • Kathie Hill, Surrey
    2015-05-17
    The proposed boundaries look much better for my neighbourhood since I have been placed back with White Rock and South Surrey. That is where I live so is better for me than being tacked on to Newton, which is not my area at all. Looking at the other p ...

  • I live in Kersley and have friends that live between here and 100 mile house. Also have friends in the Likely and Horsefly area. Taking 150 mile house out of Cariboo North does not sound like a reasonable well thought out decision. When travelling to ...

  • To whom it concerns, I live in the Surrey Newton area for about the last 15 years. I understand that the Boundary Commission has the mandate to ensure that the representation of constituencies by MLAs remains equitable and effective in all areas of t ...

  • Dear Electoral Boundary Commission: Thanks a lot for increasing the number of electoral districts for the fast growing community of the City of Surrey from eight to nine for effective representation. I strongly support the proposed new seat and chang ...

  • Dear Commission: I have been resident of Surrey Fleetwood for the last over 20 years near 148 Street and 84th Ave. I would like to offer my feedback to the Commission. First of all, I am pleased to note that the Commission has added one more electora ...

  • I fully support the Commission’s decision to add another electoral district to Surrey. Surrey is a growing city and it needs to be represented fairly in the Legislative Assembly of BC. The Commission was able to add another district while doing eve ...

  • Gurbax Gill, Surrey
    2015-05-16
    Dear Commissioners; A Good Move – A new electoral district was long due because of rapid growth in Surrey Cloverdale and South Surrey. The commission’s adjustment of boundaries caused my residence to move from Surrey Green Timber to Fleetwood ...

  • Dear Commission members; I would like to add my input to your report with regard to the new boundary for Surrey Fleetwood electoral area. As a resident of Surrey Fleetwood, I am really surprised to know that you have moved the Fleetwood Park and Flee ...

  • This proposal is splitting Abbotsford too much and will not serve Abbotsford well. Abbotsford residents will be confused knowing their MLA and which riding they are in. Abbotsford should not be connected with Chilliwack or Langley. I am very much aga ...

  • Dear Electoral Commission: I have seen the proposed boundary for Surrey Fleetwood and I note that the Boundary Commission has proposed some changes to the Fleetwood riding. I support the proposed changes because the new boundaries cover all important ...

  • Pauline Brion, Hope
    2015-05-15
    I strongly disagree with putting Hope in the constituency of Fraser-Nicola to be represented by an MLA based in Merritt rather than Chilliwack. Hope appears to have little or nothing in common with Merritt. Hope residents tend to look westward down t ...

  • To whom it may concern, I could not believe the proposed changes to the current three Abbotsford ridings. We live in West Abbotsford (near Mt. Lehman) and are now supposed to be a part of Fort Langley! That is utterly ridiculous. The issues that are ...

  • Attached please find correspondence from Director Mike Macnabb, Electoral Area “C” regarding the above. Thank you, Kari Kari Cameron| Executive Assistant, Corporate & Administrative Services| Regional District of North Okanagan | 9848 Aberdee ...

  • Are you kidding..”Merritt’..it’s a “nanny’ town..biggest payroll coming to town is ‘welfare”..businesses are shutting down every week..just can’t make it.. Highest property taxes in the Fraser Nicola ar ...

  • I strongly disagree with the proposal to split the Comox Valley riding and move the areas south and west of Courtenay into the Mid Island-Pacific Rim riding. The region of the Comox Valley (the areas covered by the Comox Valley Regional District) wor ...

  • As per my opinion , the originally set out boundaries are good no need to change it.

  • no to joining merritt

  • I agree with the editorial by Allan Asaph of the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce. ( See Abbotsford News – Chamber opposed to riding changes) I do not agree with the proposed change to include the new ridings of Aldergrove/Abbotsford or Fort Lang ...

  • no to joining merritt

  • Making no changes is the best decision the Commission could have made when it comes to the Delta North riding. Delta North is perfectly aligned to our community and its needs. While we are part of Delta, we are very distinct from Ladner and Tsawwasse ...

  • Anyone who has lived in Delta knows that there are TWO Deltas: North Delta and South Delta. I know personally as I have lived in both. They are about the same population and as such fit perfectly into two separate provincial ridings. This has been th ...

  • Princeton public hearing.mp3 (total recording time = 2:13:22 mins) Start time Presenter City/town Organization 6:17 Mil Juricic Merritt 11:43 Jim Rabbitt Merritt 24:33 Denise Williams Merritt 31:56 Frank Armitage Princeton Town of Princeton 48:00 Gor ...

  • In today’s Abbotsford News there was an editorial about how the boundaries of the new electoral districts are not right for the residents of Abbotsford. I saw the article and proposed boundaries in the same newspaper several weeks ago and was q ...

  • Dear Boundary Commission I have lived in Surrey Fleetwood for the last 18 years. I have learned that new proposed boundary for Fleetwood is only couple of blocks away from my residence and our residence has been moved to Surrey-Cloverdale. My immedia ...

  • Vernon public hearing.mp3 (total recording time = 1:32:40 mins) Start time Presenter City/town Organization 7:08 Andrew Powel Rutland Rutland Residents Association 25:18 Roger Sellick Kelowna 34:53 Art Gourley Vernon Most Wanted Painting 36:40 Mike M ...

  • I am writing in support of the proposed electoral boundary changes by the Electoral Boundary Commission for the City of Surrey. I am a retired BC civil servant and have lived in North Surrey for the last 4 years. I currently volunteer as a member of ...

  • The proposal to move the Swan Lake area to the Shuswap electoral district is absurd. As a resident of the subject area I have a Vernon mailing address, and work in the greater Vernon area. All of my economic interests, land use concerns and political ...

  • please accept this letter as a submission in reviewing your findingsJaymie Atkinson – Submission.pdf

  • see file attachedManfred Bauer – Submission.pdf

  • Kamloops public hearing.mp3 (total recording time = 1:12:37 mins) Start time Presenter City/town Organization 6:47 Jim Gardner Merritt 12:52 Allen Peters Merritt Health Sciences Association 19:06 Victor York Merritt Lower Nicola Indian Band 24:32 Mon ...

  • As a resident and business owner in Merritt, I am pleased that you have decided to keep the Fraser-Nicola riding. However, I would kindly ask that you revisit your recommendations and include Princeton within our boundary area. First, Merritt like mo ...

  • May 13, 2015 B.C. Electoral Boundaries Commission RE: Proposed Richmond-New Westminster Riding Redistribution The Richmond Chamber of Commerce is writing today to recognize and thank the B.C. Electoral Boundaries Commission for the foresight and thou ...

  • I support the Abbotsford chamber of commerce view, thank you.

  • not in favour of the change

  • Sukh Grewal, Surey
    2015-05-12
    Dear Commission Members: I believe the Commission has done a good job maintaining fair representation for the City of Surrey with their proposed changes to the electoral districts. This is evident by how well the Commissioners have kept core communit ...

  • I am strongly in support of the Abbotsford Chambers position regarding changes to the electoral boundaries. My peers are of the same mindset.

  • Thank you for the opportunity to present my thoughts to you online. I wholeheartedly support our Provincial legislation that protects rural seats – I think protecting rural representation, beyond population, is critical. It’s critical to maintain ...

  • Prince George public hearing.mp3 (total recording time = 40:58 mins) Start time Presenter City/town Organization 6:07 Darlene Osborne Quesnel 14:22 Robert Norman Quesnel 24:01 Peter Walsh Quesnel 35:12 Charles Scott Prince George ACT Immigration 37:1 ...

  • I am farming in the Abbotsford area and am very distraught at the changes in the electoral boundaries for many reasons. The farming sector will be affected, Our Abbotsford University will be in the Langley riding, the Airport will also be in the Lang ...

  • S J, Princeton
    2015-05-12
    Princeton should remain in Thomson Nicola Riding – we have less in common with Okanagan region than the Thompson region: IE Industry (Forestry – Forestry office is Merritt, Milling and Logging orients more to the Thomson than Okanagan, Mi ...

  • We are definitely opposed to the electoral changes that are being proposed for the new boundaries set out for Chilliwack, Abbotsford and Langley. We are very against our airport and University of the Fraser Valley being included in the Langley riding ...

  • I do not agree with the new boundaries. A plebiscite just occurred to which the new citizens would not have a say. Additionally, abbotsford’s airport and its university and would be fractured from the city. The change to Trinity western univers ...

  • I do not support the new proposed boundaries. I do support the Abbotsford Chamber on Commerce and their views re boundaries.

  • As a resident who would be moved into the Shuswap riding, I am opposed to the change. I think our current MLA, Eric Foster, does an exceptional job representing the needs of our growing number of residents. To divide our area would cause confusion am ...

  • Your report states that one of the principles identified by the Electoral Boundaries Commission Act governing your proposals is: “the principle of representation by population be achieved, recognizing the imperatives imposed by geographical and ...

  • Williams Lake public hearing.mp3 (total recording time = 9:53 mins) Start time Presenter City/town Organization 6:07 Bill Carruthers Williams Lake

  • To the BC Electoral Boundary Commission, I was very pleased to read your proposed Surrey-Fleetwood boundaries plan. Surrey is truly a diversified community with lots of potential. We have the potential to become a major, vibrant city due to the rapid ...

  • I am very disappointed that those in charge of electoral boundaries have chopped up Abbotsford and area into 5 districts. The only Abbotsford that is left is the very center–the rest of Abbotsford has been “farmed out” to other ridi ...

  • Dear Boundary Commission: I am pleased to know that the Boundary Commission has proposed moving my residence from Newton to Fleetwood for the purpose of election 2017. I think moving boundaries of electoral districts and keeping the impacted populati ...

  • Dear Commissioners: I am fully convinced that the fast growth in Surrey Cloverdale and South Surrey deserve a new electoral district in Surrey. As a result, I respect the Boundary Commission for proposing a new seat for our city. I also appreciate th ...

  • Kamloops South Thompson Boundary is basically the same. Thank you – leaving Knutsford and area within Kamloops South Thompson is logical as the community is nearly in Kamloops and they are in SD 73. I have volunteered on many election campaigns ...

  • Dawneen Lumb, Delta
    2015-05-10
    To whom it may concern, I was very happy with the outcome of your proposal regarding Surrey-Fleetwood boundaries. I understand that, according the City of Surrey, our population is expected to grow by more than 10,000 people over the next 10 to 15 ye ...

  • I do NOT support the recommendations made by the Electoral Boundaries Commission. The proposed splitting of Aldergrove, Abbotsford, Langley and Chilliwack would not serve either community well, and would make the MLA’s jobs harder. University of th ...

  • Dear Electoral Boundary Commissioners: As a long time resident of Surrey Newton, I have personally seen the unprecedented population growth in City of Surrey, particularly in Cloverdale and Panorama area. It is nationally known that the City of Surre ...

  • To All Commissioners involved in the realigning of the Proposed Abbotsford Riding Changes: Really, what are you thinking? Splitting Abbotsford into 5 ridings, with 4 other cities does not make sense. Abbotsford is the 5th largest city in BC, but you ...

  • I object to to boundary realignment as I live in Abbotsford and have no connection with Chiliwack. I will have to travel to another city for representation. It makes more sense to leave boundaries the way we are. We do not need another elected offici ...

  • Hello: I’ve lived in Kamloops for 8 years now. I think that the present extent of the Kamloops South Thompson riding is generally appropriate in both size and population. Your proposal to add a small section covering Knutsford is not a major ch ...

  • As inhabitant of Sumas Prairie, our family is opposed to be bound to Chilliwack as proposed by you. The District of Sumas was amalgamated with Abbotsford in 1972 and has strong ties with Abbotsford in many aspects including community ties, much less ...

  • How can you have representation with one person representing Fort Langley and Abbotsford. Think this over please.Leave it as is.

  • I commend the Electoral Boundaries Commission on the proposed redefinition of the Surrey White Rock Boundaries. Crescent Beach is an integral part of the South Surrey White Rock area; it is about time this is reflected in the electoral boundary. The ...

  • Ruby Grewal, Surrey
    2015-05-06
    Dear Commissioners: As a resident of Surrey Guildford, I am pleased to note that the Commission has rightfully changed the name of our constituency from Tynehead to Guildford. I strongly support this change because this area is better known as Guildf ...

  • Hi there, Please find attached input regarding the proposed Provincial Electoral Boundary Adjustments. Sincerely, Leah Mellott, CHRP| General Manager, Electoral Area Administration |Regional District of North Okanagan | 9848 Aberdeen Road Coldstream ...

  • Leah Calder, Hope
    2015-05-06
    I am opposed to the proposed changes to our electoral boundry and would like to send this well written opinion piece that appeared in our local paper. It sums up the views of most of the people that I have spoken to about this topic.

  • Leave to boundaries as they are. Please don’t change

  • Ravi Bector, Surrey
    2015-05-05
    Dear Commissioners, I have carefully reviewed your preliminary report and would like to offer my feedback as a resident of the Fleetwood area of Surrey. First of all, I really appreciate the fact that the Commission has proposed a new electoral distr ...

  • I have read the article about the proposed changes some people have put forward about moving Princeton out of the Fraser-Nicola district. As a long time resident of this town I feel it would be a big mistake to make a move like this. We are connected ...

  • I believe the needs of a rural town such as Princeton should remain in our district since many of their needs are much like ours’. I also believe our MLA has already built a great relationship with them. If we were to change the boundaries and ...

  • Cumberland IS part of the Comox Valley and we don’t have to pay to catch a Ferry nor go over mountains to get to Cumberland, it’s only on the other side of the Inland Island Highway via an underpass. Leave well enough alone!

  • Moving Hope into Fraser canyon makes no sense for me or my friends. We rarely if ever make a trip to Merritt for anything other than to pass through to go somewhere else. We consistently travel the short 30min drive into Chiliwack on a regular basis. ...

  • please keep Princeton in our Fraser -Nicola riding Princeton and Merritt have a lot in common, like mining and forestry. Thank you Andy Bisson

  • please keep Princeton in our Fraser -Nicola riding Princeton and Merritt have a lot in common, by moving these little towns into larger riding’s our towns get lost Thank you Joan Bisson

  • The Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce is absolutely spot on when it suggests that the proposed changes to the electoral boundaries will have a detrimental effect on the residents of the area. Metro Abbotsford is a strong community with both the Abbotsfo ...

  • Did I hear this correctly? The government is looking to move Hope out of the Fraser Valley and align it with the town of Merritt because of a population imbalance of some 1,900 people in Boundary or Princeton. I cannot support this proposal. How does ...

  • I agree completely with the recent letters submitted by the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce, and Mayor Henry Braun, with regard to this proposed change of boundaries. I do not think that changing the boundaries in the manner proprosed is beneficial, q ...

  • I am in support of the position put forward by the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce. The fracturing of the Abbotsford electoral district into 5 parts (some join with other cities), will provide competiton amongst priorities on both subject matter and t ...

  • As a taxpayer in Abbotsford, I am opposed to the BC Electoral Boundaries Commission recommendation regarding the proposed changes to the provincial ridings in the Fraser Valley. I support the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce in their position that thes ...

  • I do NOT support the new proposed changes to the provincial riding in the Fraser Valley. I believe that these changes will significantly fracture the representation of the communities of Langley, Abbotsford and Chilliwack to the detriment of its citi ...

  • I have recently heard about your decision to try and remove Hope and the District from the current Chilliwack riding into the Fraser Canyon riding and aligned with Merritt. As far as I am concerned, this is a bad idea and will in no way improve any a ...

  • Please reaasess the boundaries! – only one dedicated MLA for our municiplatiy is not enough when we have 2 now. I would suggest that with the expected growth in Abbotsofrd population, we should actually have a third dedicated MLA here and maybe ...

  • Keep the Fraser Nicole riding as is and if population needs to be added, add Savona. To add Hope is not beneficial to either riding since the issues for Hope are very different than Fraser Nicola. (Hope is also connected to the Fraser Valley and not ...

  • These changes will significantly fracture the representation of the communities of Langley, Abbotsford and Chilliwack to the detriment of its citizens and of its elected representatives. The effectiveness of our elected representatives is greatly enh ...

  • I would like to voice my opposition to the proposed new boundaries. I agree with the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce concerns about the problems of representation with the proposed boundaries.

  • Gent Ng, Richmond
    2015-05-02
    I believe in and support a fourth riding for Richmond as I live in the proposed new riding of Richmond South Centre. We need a new MLA that represents our area. However I also believe that the west side of the riding should extend out westward toward ...

  • I support the Abbotsford Chambers position. The proposed boundaries do not serve the residents, businesses and institutions well.

  • Brad Cordell, Hope
    2015-05-02
    I absolutely agree with Chamber president Stephen Yeung’s recent letter to the editor in the Hope Standard. I do not support the idea of relocating the district of Hope in the the expanse of the Fraser Nicola riding. I do not agree that doing s ...

  • KEEP THINGS AS THEY ARE! IT WILL HAVE NEGATIVE EFFECTS ON HOPE TO MOVE US!

  • Roger Wilson, Hope
    2015-05-01
    Do not change our riding from Chilliwack Hope to Fraser Nicola.

  • Tracy Ubell, Hope
    2015-05-01
    I vehemently oppose changing our current Chilliwack Hope riding to Fraser Nicola. That makes absolutely no sense and would hurt our small town immensely. Leave our riding alone.

  • I think Hope needs to stay with Chilliwack. We shop there, we work there and play there. No one I know does these same things in Merritt! there is really nothing in Merritt that connects us to them but we are connected to the fraser valley and chilli ...

  • I am in support of the Chamber of Commerce’s position on the electoral boundaries. “These changes will significantly fracture the representation of the communities of Langley, Abbotsford and Chilliwack to the detriment of its citizens and ...

  • Geographically and socially the 2 communities of Abbotsford and Langley do not fit together and are in competition from a social, educational and business. From a business point of view we are in constant competition to gain new commercial enterprise ...

  • The proposed boundaries split the communities in to districts that have no historical ties. Abbotsford is not part of the GVRD so no part of it should be attached to Langley/Aldergrove districts nor should it be part of Fort Langley area.

  • Good afternoon – Attached please find correspondence from Mayor Henry Braun in response to the BC Electoral Boundaries Commission Preliminary Report of March 26, 2015. Please forward this correspondence to the attention of Commissioners Thomas J. M ...

  • the City of Abbotsford would like to express our strong opposition to the recommendations made in the BC Electoral Boundaries Commission Preliminary Report with respect to the changes proposed for the Fraser Valley Electoral Boundaries, and more spec ...

  • These changes would significantly fracture the representation of the communities of Langley, Abbotsford and Chilliwack to the detriment of its citizens and of its elected representatives. The effectiveness of our elected representatives is greatly en ...

  • I do not agree with the changes to the electoral boundaries as Langley is part of the Metro Vancouver Regional District. Abbotsford needs be identified as part of the fraser valley regional distrocl

  • I believe we should stay with Chilliwack as we are know

  • I am strongly opposed to the recommendations made in your Preliminary Report with respect to the changes proposed for the Fraser Valley Electorial Boundaries, specifically for the City of Abbotsford. Definite No to the recommendations.

  • I do not want Hope electoral to change from Chilliwack

  • I am opposed to Hope becoming Fraser-Nicola when all the services required come from Chilliwack.. especially special need emergency services, would they arrive from Merritt? I think not!

  • Scott Rennick, Hope
    2015-05-01
    I believe that Hope should not be put into the same electoral area as Merritt. All our services/stakeholders (FVRD, BC Parks, Ministry of Forests, ect, ect) are all located in the Fraser Valley…so all of those relevant to our future development ...

  • Dear Commission, I attended the public hearing at the golf course in Hope on April 14th. I agree with majority of the Hope residents that Hope should remain aligned with Chilliwack and the rest of the Fraser Valley. I did not speak at the hearing as ...

  • Ken Sutton, Surrey
    2015-04-30
    I reside in the south east corner of of the current Fleetwood riding represented by MLA Peter Fassbender. It seems that your current proposal for the new Surrey ridings cuts me loose and puts me back into the Cloverdale riding. I believe this is a mi ...

  • Peter Robb, Hope
    2015-04-30
    I’m not for the realignment of our electoral boudaries.All our commerce opportunities are completed west of our community. We have a long and fruitful business relationship with Chilliwack .The boundaries were moved before and I believe that mo ...

  • After hearing from my friend and now seeing a very concerning letter to the editor in our local paper, I think it is important for me to also state that I do NOT agree with the proposal by the boundaries commission to tamper with the provincial ridin ...

  • Jessica Dyble, Hope
    2015-04-30
    everything I do I do in the Fraser Valley, I do not head into the interior for services, therefore representation of Hope is best served as it is, with the Fraser Valley.

  • Wayne Dyble, Hope
    2015-04-30
    Hope is a bedroom community of the Fraser Valley, everything that occurs in the Valley effects Hope and Hope is part of the FVRD, Fraser Health Authority and many other Fraser Valley initiatives. Becoming part of a mega region will not be in the best ...

  • john hartman, hope
    2015-04-30
    keep the current boundaries thanks. johnson

  • I would like to express my opinion that the community of Hope should continue to align with the Chilliwack-Kent electoral boundaries for a number of reasons. My first concern is that the roads connecting Hope to the rest of the Fraser Nicola area are ...

  • David Jubb, Hope
    2015-04-30
    No to boundary realignment with Merritt. Stay with Chilliwack.

  • Mary Kirksey, Hope
    2015-04-30
    Leave well enough alone.

  • Kim Roberts, Hope
    2015-04-30
    I am very much opposed to the proposed changes to have Hope part of the Fraser – Nicola Electoral District. I want Hope to remain in the Chilliwack – Kent Electoral District as I feel we are best served in this riding. Our Fraser Health S ...

  • Kerry Krahn, Hope
    2015-04-30
    Do not change the electoral boundaries.

  • Bad decision to move Hope out of FV. Do not do it.

  • Because this will have such a ripple effect on so many services, I think you should leave well enough alone. There is an old saying in Texas that goes, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” So, that being said, DON’T CHANGE ...

  • The proposed change in the electoral district boundary of the Chilliwack/Kent riding is of great concern to our community. The logical grouping of our community is with the communities to our east (Laidlaw, Hope, Yale, and Boston Bar). We are all mem ...

  • Cory Lawton, Hope
    2015-04-30
    Hope has over the last 25 years changed electoral districts several times for POLITICAL expediency. Little regard has been given to the wishes of the constituents. We geographically are separated by a large distance from Merritt (next biggest town in ...

  • Victor Smith, Hope
    2015-04-29
    We do everything In our lives in Chilliwack and west. It’s not about number of people in a area it’s about the service and the common needs in that area. Please don’t undue what you have got right for the people here. Thanks

  • I am not in favor of changing the District of Hope electoral boundary

  • We are strongly against this proposed boundary change, in our opinion, putting Hope area back in the Merritt/Boundary electoral district is a step backward not forward. Historically when Hope was in this electoral district, it was ignored, a non-enti ...

  • Cheryl Prince, Hope
    2015-04-29
    I do not support the commission’s proposal to move Hope out of the Chilliwack Hope riding. Everything we do in Hope from a economic development and tourism position is geared primarily to coincide with the people and businesses located in the v ...

  • Look, stop this ludicrous idea of handing the voters of Hope off to the Fraser Nicola riding. This makes no sense at all. We in Hope consistently travel to Chilliwack for many things. Just last week a few of us zipped in to Chilliwack see a movie (we ...

  • Chris Adams, Hope
    2015-04-29
    I was shocked to hear from a friend that the province is looking at moving Hope and District from the current Chilliwack-Hope riding to the Fraser-Nicola riding. I cannot believe this was being contemplated without proper notice to the community. Why ...

  • I think that the town of Hope should stay within the Chilliwack Electoral District

  • Michele Wiens, Hope
    2015-04-29
    It makes more sense for Hope to remain attached to Chilliwack than to the interior. We have more in common and can work together with Chilliwack in promoting our two communities. We are geographically closer to Chilliwack and it just makes sense for ...

  • I wish to express my opinion as it relates to electoral boundaries. I believe it would be a mistake to align Hope with the Nicola Valley. Rather I believe our issues are similar to, and a more common link lies, with Chilliwack.

  • Susan Sideras, Hope
    2015-04-29
    We should stay; be with the Chilliwack – Hope electoral boundary. As we grow, which we will, our relationship with Chilliwack will become more important, especially for our Health, Court, Transportation, and Highway services.

  • I am requesting that Hope remain with Chilliwack and the Fraser Valley. Our services such as health care and education, tourism, employment, and economic development are more closely allied with Chilliwack than Merritt, regardless of electorate perce ...

  • I have spoken at a hearing, but wish to add this to what I previous stated. The 2 links in this text go to downloadable maps- much easier to draw than describe. An additional riding for Richmond is good news. But, instead of roughly dividing the City ...

  • Donald Stokes, Hope
    2015-04-29
    I would like to and recommend Hope stay in its existing riding with Chilliwack. Anything to the contrary is a disservice to the taxpaying voter on many levels, be it access to service, decision making and even winter highway safety. Just a quick note ...

  • I have heard compelling information supporting both sides of this topic, but I feel very strongly it is in our best interest to remain in the current riding with Chilliwack and the other Fraser Valley communities. As a resident of Hope, most of our s ...

  • See attached:Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce – Submission.pdf

  • don wiens, hope
    2015-04-29
    i do not want the boundaries changed

  • I am not in favor of a boundary change

  • please do not change the boundaries

  • I am the Chief of the Union Bar FN and I would prefer it if the Commission left the people of Hope including those up the Fraser Canyon in the current electoral district of Chilliwack-Hope. We as a community have far more ties with our neighbours dow ...

  • Your decision to move Hope into the Merrit region does not make any sense, we are only 25 minutes from Chilliwack, which also serves as an service provider to our residents. People in Hope will not go north over an unrealistic highway that in the win ...

  • Bev Smith, Hope
    2015-04-28
    I have resided in Hope with my husband for over 11 years now. In that time we have watched Hope get tossed back and forth between electoral districts. In my opinion the commission got it right last time. We are far better off aligned with the people ...

  • Diana Azevedo, Hope
    2015-04-28
    On behalf of tourism I feel Hope belongs in the Fraser Valley Region. Our economy is driven in part by the Fraser Valley. I strongly oppose the idea of moving Hope into the Fraser/Nicola riding. Riding should be more than just numbers.

  • Riley Forman, Hope
    2015-04-28
    Don’t move Hope.

  • Cumberland should remain in the current electoral district because we serve the rest of the Comox Valley with our landfill. The Village is also in the same watershed as Courtenay; our hospital is in the existing electoral district and we are part of ...

  • This is further to the letter, that I send while still in my roll as Mayor of Hope. I want to be sure to confirm, that my position remains unchanged. I absolutely do not support the proposed boundary change. Hope belongs, in my educated opinion to Ch ...

  • Seeing the announcement from Cumberland’s Mayor Leslie Baird’s comment in our local paper, I was outraged. Cumberland is an integral part of the Comox Valley, we are a big community. Suggesting that it become part of the Port Alberni Cons ...

  • Jim Holt, Delta
    2015-04-27
    Great job on the new boundaries! Thanks for listening to the people of Delta and keeping our community whole! Much appreciated, Jim Holt

  • not sure at this point

  • Kent McKinnon, Hope
    2015-04-25
    Dear Madame/Sir, I am strongly in favour of Hope remaining within the existing Chilliwack-Hope electoral district. I feel that it would be a mistake to transition Hope to the Fraser-Nicola district from an economic, geographic and cultural perspectiv ...

  • I support the creation of a fourth provincial riding in Richmond. Richmond’ has undergone tremendous growth over the last 10 years or so and it is timely that a new riding be created. The population is well of 200,000 and these residents are de ...

  • Hi, My only comments, from the map shown in the April 16 Island Tides, is that Galiano Island should not be divided into different districts. It also makes sense that all the islands should be in one electoral area with the possible exception of Gabr ...

  • Dear Commissioners, thank you for this opportunity for input. I write you as the former MLA for Richmond Centre (2009-1013), a former City Councillor for the City Of Richmond (2001-2009) and now a business owner who is developing a senior’s hom ...

  • Deanna and I support leaving the Riding as is. Years ago Hope wanted out of the Riding, that happened, they should remain where they are. Important to have Princeton remain in the Riding. There is no need to change the present arrangement. Richard &a ...

  • Wu Xu, Coquitlam
    2015-04-22
    Dear Members of the Commission, I am a resident currently in the Coquitlam-Maillardville area since moving in last year (2014). Before moving here I lived in Port Moody as well as West Coquitlam areas for many years that I am keenly aware of the pace ...

  • I’ve lived in Coal Harbour (Bayshore) with my family for >10 years. Our son attends Lord Roberts in the West End and he plays with children who live at C-Side on the east side of Jervis (now, a different electoral district). When people ask ...

  • I strongly support the suggested changes to the Electoral Boundaries. I have been involved in many community activities over the past 40 years including all levels of Canadian Government . Access to our elected representatives is key to a strong, hea ...

  • Dear Commissioners I suggest a study is required on global technology change and its societal impact on the process used to determine electoral boundaries and effective representation. The rate of technology change has been very rapid since the turn ...

  • Please do not expand the number of districts and MLAs by 2. BC doesn’t need more government and more expense. Reduce the number of districts to the minimum allowable under legislation and just redistribute population representation proportional ...

  • Richmond public hearing.mp3 (total recording time = 50:13 mins) Start time Presenter City/town Organization 6:30 Martin Eady New Westminster 11:44 Bruce Rozenhart Richmond 17:03 Ken Johnston Richmond 21:37 Dana Westermark Richmond 26:56 Matt Pitcairn ...

  • Vancouver public hearing.mp3 (total recording time = 12:04 mins) Start time Presenter City/town Organization 6:14 Patrick O’Connor New Westminster 11:45 Mike Lee Coquitlam 16:30 Dorothy Yada Vancouver Vancouver Fairview NDP 8:59 Paul Williams Surre ...

  • North Vancouver public hearing.mp3 (total recording time = 14:04 mins) Start time Presenter City/town Organization 5:32 Malcolm Colcleugh North Vancouver 9:43 Donald Munro North Vancouver

  • Dear Sir/Madam, I don’t agree with the proposed Richmond – Queensbourough. For me, it is not rational to have a BC electoral district where 3 parts of 3 cities are included : Richmond, New Westminster and Delta. We should not mix any part ...

  • I am pleased to see an additional riding added to the Richmond area, with the accompanying changes to reflect our recent significant city centre growth. As a community activist who has been involved in a variety of social and recreational organizatio ...

  • Dear Commission: I was born in Burnaby and resided in Burnaby for the majority of my life in what is now the Burnaby Lougheed electoral boundary. I am supportive of the change to the Burnaby electoral boundaries as proposed in the report. Firstly I w ...

  • Surrey public hearing.mp3 (total recording time = 3:07:32 mins) Start time Presenter City/town Organization 6:29 Ben Gauer Surrey Royal LePage Gauer and Associates 11:52 Bob Mcleland Surrey 18:18 Brenda Locke Surrey 24:17 John Les Chilliwack 34:29 Ia ...

  • There is no obvious need for so many MLAs for one province. May I suggest that BC revert to the Ontario practice of same riding boundaries as federal electoral districts. This would reduce our allotment to 42, lead to many efficiencies, and must less ...

  • I support to merge some small cities or districts into one bigger city. Especially in North shore, I live in North Van, we should merge City of North Vancouver and District of North Vancouver together, CNV is inside of DNV anyway, there is no point t ...

  • Dagmar Lucak, Hope
    2015-04-15
    I found out about it through an article in the Hope Standard News Paper. I think it was a letter to the editor by Hans Jeschek. I also showed up at the meeting at the Hope Golf Club yesterday and voiced my opinions. I suggest the Fraser Canyon from A ...

  • I wish to comment on the proposed for Cumberland’s place in election boundaries. Cumberland is physically and socially tied to the greater Comox Valley area. As only one example, I have just joined Cumberland’s Homelessness and Affordable ...

  • Langley public hearing.mp3 (total recording time = 17:13 mins) Start time Presenter City/town Organization 6:55 John Cameron Hope Langley

  • I wish to comment on the proposed for Cumberland’s place in election boundaries. Cumberland is physically and socially tied to the greater Comox Valley area. As only one example, I have just joined Cumberland’s Homelessness and Affordable ...

  • I am writing to tell you that moving Cumberland out of the Comox Valley Electoral District into an electoral district that includes Port Alberni, Tofino and Ucluelet is an extremely bad idea. Cumberland is an integral part of the Comox Valley, and th ...

  • Helen Kennedy, Hope
    2015-04-15
    The proposed changes to the electoral boundaries around Hope are – I believe – short-sighted and not in-line with the realities of residents of Hope. To quote a much more eloquent friend: “Taking Hope out of the Chilliwack region an ...

  • Abbotsford public hearing.mp3 (total recording time = 55:58 mins) Start time Presenter City/town Organization 6:20 Ron Gladiak Abbotsford 34:14 Mary Helen Hatch Abbotsford 44:16 Mike Welte Abbotsford 51:39 Colin Reimer Abbotsford

  • Peter Bailey, Hope
    2015-04-15
    I am in favour of the new boundary with Merritt because it is important for a riding to be made up of similar communities. While lumped in with Chilliwack our local concerns are not represented and our vote means nothing.

  • Hope should not be included in the Merritt/Lillooett electoral district.

  • Mike Ogren, HOPE
    2015-04-14
    Hope is a fraser valley community, part of Fraser health and shares concerns with the eastern valley, chilliwack, aggasiz . We do not belong in an electoral region with merritt. doesn’t seem too hard to understand, but here we are!

  • Dagmar Lucak, Hope
    2015-04-14
    Dear Representatives, I am writing with great concerns over the possibility of the Greater Hope area being revamped into the Fraser-Nocola Valley district. This was tried and failed many years ago. Not only are we considered part of the Fraser Valley ...

  • Erin Wilkins, Hope
    2015-04-14
    Hope should NOT be included with Merritt / Lillooet! We are completely different and we are MUCH closer to Chilliwack / Kent!

  • I am very much against Hope being put into a district with Merrit, etc. as it makes little to no sense. Hope’s interests are more in line with those of the Fraser Valley (Chilliwack, Abbotsford), with many people from Hope having to go to Chill ...

  • I am not sure how this would affect hope but our little town is going down hill fast as it is.. The politics and funding we get and all the homeless shelters that are opening up are a terrible burden on our small community. There lacks leadership alr ...

  • Hope public hearing
    2015-04-14
    Hope public hearing.mp3 (total recording time = 2:05:05 mins) Start time Presenter City/town Organization 7:06 Bud Gardner Hope Garner Chevrolet 16:42 Glen Ogren Hope Hope Brewing Co 21:55 Lloyd Forman Boston Bar 26:51 Donna Burns Hope NDP 32:29 Vict ...

  • Jodi McBride, Hope
    2015-04-14
    I am against changing the boundaries of the Hope-Chilliwack riding to Merritt/Lillooet. We are better fit to remain in the current boundaries for the following reasons: 1. We are part of the Fraser Health Authority and are included demographical and ...

  • Patricia Daws, Hope
    2015-04-14
    I believe Hope electoral boundaries should remain as is for the following reasons: 1. We are part of the Fraser Health Authority and are included demographical and geographically within their boundaries. 2. We have the largest senior population in th ...

  • Gerry Dyble, Hope
    2015-04-14
    Hope is better situated as it currently stands for the following reasons: 1. We are part of the Fraser Health Authority and are included demographically and geographically within their boundaries. 2. We have the largest senior population in the Healt ...

  • Taking Hope out of the Chilliwack region and putting it with Merritt makes no sense. Our health care region, school district, policing, Park, Forestry and Highways regional boundaries, and economic interests are all tied to the Fraser Valley. This is ...

  • I am sending this email to advise you that I do not support a change to the boundaries of the Hope-Chilliwack riding to Merritt/Lillooet by the BC Electoral Commission. We are a much better fit within the current boundaries of Hope-Chilliwack for the ...

  • I’m don’t agree to Hope become part of the Electoral District with Merritt and Lillolet. I want Hope still part of Chilliwack district.

  • Wes Bergmann, Hope
    2015-04-14
    I vote that Hope stay within the Fraser Valley electorial boundry.

  • Hope should be left in the Fraser valley district as it is part of the Fraser valley. Hope is already isolated enough as it is, changing the political boundaries to even further away would not serve the people of hope any better.

  • In my 35 years of work in local media, I have often dealt with electoral boundary changes, given that this area has grown a great deal. Langley was at one-time a single-member riding, running from eastern Surrey to western Matsqui (now Abbotsford). A ...

  • Whatever changes are made to the provincial election boundaries I would hope that Green Lake would be included in the 100 Mile and area zone. Why? We shop in 100 Mile, we attend churches and other meetings there,and so forth. We have more established ...

  • April 14, 2015 Dear Commissioners: My name is Ken Hansen. I am the Chief of the Yale First Nation situated at the head of river navigation on the Fraser River. I write this on behalf of Chief and Council. Although we did not get the opportunity to at ...

  • As a former member of Municipal Council for the District of Hope. I believe the motion made by Hope Council of the day was made to move away from the Yale/Lilloett Riding and join the Fraser Valley East riding for the purpose providing the community ...

  • Roy Gates, Nelson
    2015-04-13
    Now is the opportunity to measure a change in voting from travelling to a poll and instead to voting online. Online voting requires a pin number for each registered voter but does not require everybody to be within the electoral district or to vote o ...

  • J. Bond, Vancouver
    2015-04-13
    I think that my area (Kitsilano just west of Burrard) should be in the Vancouver-Point Grey district not the Fairview. It would make more sense to end the Fairview boundary at Burrard and not Granville. We really are part of Kitsilano, most of which ...

  • •Clearly identifies the community and/or current electoral district on which you are commenting – Cumberland on Vancouver Island •Specifies your advice or concerns. – Please leave Cumberland in the Comox Valley riding as it is part of ...

  • It looks as if the municipalities of the Comox Valley are to be divided which is what is happening with the federal ridings. I think this would be a big mistake and would create a bureaucratic nightmare because neighbours would be in different riding ...

  • I think the report is thorough and makes ample sense, although I admit that I am only familiar with the Vancouver Island area. Thank you for the opportunity for public input.

  • The changes for Kootenay East in the Wycliff area should help prevent a lot of the confusion that occured in the last two elections. Well done.

  • It is my understanding that the Western boundary of Vancouver-Quilchena was defined as the boundary of Pacific Spirit Park. On March 11, 2008, the boundary of the park changed with the Reconciliation, Settlement and Benefits Agreement came into effec ...

  • KM Nichol, Nelson
    2015-04-10
    On the Nelson Creston riding map is very difficult to see exactly where Fruitvale lies, inside or outside of the boundary. As it is very much tied to the Trail economy and is practically Trail’s bedroom, it should be in the riding which also co ...

  • It sucks! You asked our opinion We said no. You went ahead with new IMPOSSIBLE boundaries any way. The new plan groups areas TOO LARGE to govern. The new plan combines areas that are not compatible. The new area guarantees that votes are wasted. IT S ...

  • I strongly disagree with the proposal of moving the areas south and west of Courtenay (including Royston, where I live) into the Mid Island-Pacific Rim riding. The Comox Valley – which includes all areas covered by the Comox Valley Regional Dis ...

  • I absolutely oppose the recommendation to divide Greater Vernon into two constituencies. It makes no sense and simply complicates decision-making.

  • Prior to 2009, BC residents were swayed to support the Winter Olympics. Misled, we ended investing over 4 billion dollars in cost; we borrowed to invest in the Hwy #1 improvement project; we ignored global warming adversities. With a 3.75 million pop ...

  • Regarding the proposed change for moving Cumberland, Hornby and Denman Islands and other southern areas including Fanny Bay into a new provincial riding: The decision to do this based on provincial district population averages is faulty reasoning. Th ...

  • With all due respect, I think this proposed provincial ridings for Langley are not at all smart. The two regions are drastically different and have very different needs and wants. I think it would be unfair to the MLA and the constituents if this goe ...

  • In my opinion current electoral boundaries in B.C. should be broadened. Although representation is needed there are now many other avenues available to communicate with constituents, online being a major one. There is just too much government, too ma ...

  • Dina Willis, Surrey
    2015-04-02
    After reading a newspaper article, it is my understanding that a major recommendation is the creation of another electoral district headed with yet another attendant politician. The last thing this province needs is another bureaucrat, with his or he ...

  • Please take note, that my self and my husband, Larry Pollard strongly appose the proposed changes in the new Electoral riding for the Comox Valley. Such proposal would move Cumberland and other smaller areas out of the current district to be part of ...

  • I have 3 suggestions: 1. No increase the number of seats from 85 is required for democracy (with first past the post; with STV or MMP, democracy might be served by having more seats but many fewer geographical ridings) 2. The rate of growth should no ...

  • While I realize that the commission has an almost impossible task in balancing voter equality and parity, I agree with many of the comments in the submission from November 16 of Antony Hodgons of Fair Voting BC. What we need, more than any redistribu ...

  • Hi I live at (address removed), North Vancouver, BC, Deep cove area of North Van, we are the easterly section of the North Shore for some stupid reason we are lumped in with a peace of Burnaby, this is two very different peaces of communities with di ...

  • I disagree with adding two more seats to the BC legislature. This is a costly and unnecessary additional draw on the taxpayers of the province. Redistribution if necessary for equality in representation but no, no , no to more politicians.

  • The number of elected officials per unit of population in Canada is too large and needs to be reduced. Elected officials are expensive, costs need to be controlled. Provincial, Federal, municipal and education positions plus some of the other boards ...