Previous Public Input Received
The following input and submissions were gathered by the commission through public hearings held in 29 communities throughout B.C. from September to November 2014. The public also provided input through the online submission form, by email and by mail to be reviewed and considered as the commission develops a Preliminary Report for further public input.
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  • Fair Voting BC advocates close adherence to the principle of voter equality and recommends that the Commission call the legislature’s attention to the possibility of electoral reforms as a mechanism both for reducing the supposed need to have s...

  • I lived in Merritt for 47 years and worked for 39 years in the grocery retail business, the last 23 years as Manager of Extra-Foods Merritt Division. Currently, I live and own businesses in Kelowna; however, I maintain strong ties with Merritt where ...

  • Kim Sidhu, Merritt
    2014-11-16
    I would like to express my opinions on the electoral boundaries. I have lived in Merritt for 8 years. I realize you have a tough job ahead of you. I hope my suggestions will help. In the south of the province where the population is growing rapidly i...

  • I am Victor Mitchell and live in Dogwood Valley, only ten minutes north of Hope. I have lived here for 15 years working at Hope Towing. As a Fraser Canyon resident, I feel Hope has much more in common with the Canyon communities from Hope to Cache Cr...

  • Vancouver-West End has the lowest population among the city of Vancouver ridings, and is the only riding in the city to have fallen below the electoral quotient. Neighbouring Vancouver-False Creek has grown to be one of the largest ridings in the cit...

  • Bruce Kreller, Hope
    2014-11-16
    Dear Sirs, I am along-time resident of Hope. I join the many voices in Hope who want to see my community put back into Fraser-Nicola where we belong. I believe it is a good idea. It should never have been taken out of Yale-Lillooet to begin with. We ...

  • Rani Lali, Merritt
    2014-11-16
    Dear Commissioners, these are my thoughts on the provincial electoral boundaries. I was born and raised in Merritt and have lived my entire life here, except for the time I was away at college. I have read many of the thoughts of others on your websi...

  • Sheila Asdal, Hope
    2014-11-16
    Online Submission to BC Electoral Boundaries Commission I have lived in the Hope area for 24 years, and in the Boston Bar area for 13 years previous to that. I wish to contribute to the on-going debate on boundaries re-distribution. I believe that co...

  • November 16th, 2014 Greetings! My name is Keith Olsen. I am a retired businessman and former Mayor of Princeton in 2002 to 2005. I have lived in the Princeton area since 1998. I believe that Princeton and its satellite communities of Manning Park, Ea...

  • Dear Commissioners: My name is Donna Burns. I live in Dogwood Valley on the Trans-Canada Highway near Hope. I have lived in the Hope area for 15 years. I am a Canada Post employee and an activist for social justice. Thank you for the opportunity to e...

  • Enough spent on reorganizing what doesn’t need reorganizing….Tax$$ for new signs, new letterheads and logos… Majority of people here in Lillooet shop out of town in Kamloops, not Williams Lk or 100 Mile or Clinton. Our boundaries ar...

  • I would like to take this opportunity to offer my comments, to the electrol boundaries being proposed. I believe there are valid reasons why people in Fraser Nicola want to see Hope and the Fraser Canyon re-United with Fraser Nicola. It was a part of...

  • Dear Commission, I have lived in Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge for over 26 years. When you look at the North Fraser area, there is a very clear boundary and that is the Pitt River. For as long as I can remember, the provincial riding boundaries have n...

  • Dear Commission, I have only just learned of your ongoing review of our Provincial Electoral Districts and wish I had more time to compile a better submission. I have been a long-time resident of Pitt Meadows and we enjoy a great relationship with ou...

  • Dear Commission, Surrey is a great place to live, work and play and I’m proud of the accomplishments and diversity. I have lived in Surrey off and on for the past 25 years. Surrey is ethnically diverse, but beyond that we are geographically diverse...

  • I, Mr. Piara Samra, want to thank you for this opportunity to give my ideas. I have lived in Merritt since 1969. I take a keen interest in politics. I was elected one term as Councillor for the City of Merritt. I believe it is a good idea to make som...

  • Al James, Lillooet
    2014-11-16
    our travel and commercial connections in Lillooet has always been east and south, the directions of our nearest neighbors and supply centers. Our access roads are east and west and south. It is all due to geography. We have no transportation or trave...

  • Dear Commission, As a Cloverdale resident I am concerned with the burgeoning population of my riding. 16 years ago, the Wood Commission redrew boundaries. Its report shows that the population of Surrey Cloverdale in 1986 was 10% below the average BC ...

  • CherWyers-Submission.pdf...

  • I would like to add my input into the current Electoral Boundaries Re-distribution process. I support the opinion of those who would like to see Hope and the Fraser Canyon area added back into Fraser-Nicola. When it was known as Yale-Lillooet our con...

  • I am retired a retired public servant and have lived in Merritt for 34 years. I spent nearly a decade as constituency assistant to an MLA in Yale-Lillooet, later known as Fraser-Nicola. I would like to support those who want to see Hope and the Frase...

  • I am a retired public servant. I have lived in this constituency for 49 years. I lived in Merritt from 1965 to 1988, when I moved to Clinton where I am still resident. I served as the Deputy Government Agent in Merritt from 1975 to 1988; then moved t...

  • This is rural BC we are largely agriculture and a lot of forestry we actually contribute a lot of dollars to government and it is time that our voice was heard not diminished more which is what any change to boundaries would do….we need represe...

  • November 16, 2014 Electronic Submission (via http://www.bc-ebc.ca/speak) To: BC Electoral Boundaries Commission, Victoria Re: Redistribution of Ridings for Richmond, BC On behalf of Tourism Richmond, I am pleased to make this submission to the Commis...

  • My name is Don Olds. I lived in Hope for 29 years and just moved to Mission last month. I am a retired Educator. I was the Regional Rep for Area “C” from 1990 to 1993 on the Fraser-Cheam Regional District. I also served one-term as a Councillor f...

  • Linda Annis, Surrey
    2014-11-16
    Dear Boundary Commission, In 2008, the Surrey-Cloverdale constituency had a population of 50,875. In 2009 part of Cloverdale was moved into Fleetwood and despite that Cloverdale now has a population of 79,362 – a phenomenal rate of growth. Its devi...

  • I will make my concerns concise and to the point: There is no REAL need to change boundaries in this time of fiscal instability. It will not help ranchers, miners and loggers who have long been involved in the economics of each geographic region̷...

  • Dear Commissioners, Thank you for allowing the public to take part in the BC Boundary Commissions review. After hearing what could potentially happen to the Boundary-Similkameen, I had to add my comments. Some people have said that our riding could b...

  • K Grant, Vancouver
    2014-11-16
    KGrant-Submission(2).pdf...

  • I live in Hope. I would like to add my voice with those individuals asking that Hope and the Fraser Canyon be taken out of Chilliwack- Hope and rejoined with Fraser-Nicola. Over the last few decades I have seen quite a few changes take place in the a...

  • Thank you for the opportunity to provide feedback to the EBC. As a 3 term MLA for Prince George Mackenzie I believe I am in a unique position to speak to the issue of boundary changes and the impacts, intended and unintended. When the boundaries were...

  • My community and electoral district is the Cowichan Valley. My personal feeling and experience of living in the Cowichan Valley since 1995 indicates to me that following natural boundaries and consideration of some unique communities would define my ...

  • Our current provincial electoral districts in B.C. do what they’re supposed to — mostly. Representation by population was mostly accomplished through the previous commission’s recommendations for 85 electoral districts. However, B.C.’s popula...

  • November 16 To: BC Boundary Commission I am presently the President of the Gold Trail Teachers Association and have lived in Ashcroft for over 26 years. I would like to add my comments to the BC electoral boundaries redistribution process that is cur...

  • GrahamReid-Submission.pdf.pdf...

  • WalterVohradsky-Submission.pdf...

  • Truls Asdal, Hope
    2014-11-16
    Thank you for giving me an opportunity to address you, first at the hearing in Abbotsford and now this additional opportunity online. Most of my input was presented in Abbotsford. However I need to correct an impression that might have been left by o...

  • Sam Sekhon, Merritt
    2014-11-16
    I am an employee at a copper mine in the Fraser Nicola region. I was born and raised in Merritt. I couldn’t help but notice a bunch of submissions made during the week commencing November 2nd by supporters and well-known Liberal members of MLA Jac...

  • While my preference is to keep all of the New Westminster riding together, we must recognize the democratic reality that the population of the riding now exceeds the permitted maximum level. This means the boundary must be adjusted if you are to main...

  • I am writing to request that Parksville and Qualicum Beach stay in the same riding, essentially keeping it as it is. Our communities are tied in many ways, and one could argue that Oceanside is one community, comprised of Parksville French Creek and ...

  • To Whom It May Concern, My name is Beverly Kreller and I am a 33 year resident of the town of Hope and a recent retiree from the career of nursing. I have worked in our local Fraser Canyon Hospital for the past 33 years and watched the decline of man...

  • LorneBenson-Submission.pdf...

  • Dear Commission, My family and I have lived in Richmond for over 30 years and we have seen it grow in just about every area — especially in Richmond Centre and the Steveston area. Your chart of population changes reminds me of how much Richmond...

  • P Williams, Surrey
    2014-11-16
    Over 24 years ago our we took a chance and moved to Surrey instead of one of the other many established cities in the lower mainland, and since that time we have seen Surrey continue to grow and mature. Surrey has become a ‘go to’ city for many y...

  • I am writing with regard to the Commission’s consideration of low population constituencies. The modern-day electoral boundaries in BC stem from a legal challenge to the Atlin constituency in the 1980s. Since then, Commissions have attempted to kee...

  • K Grant, Vancouver
    2014-11-16
    KGrant-Submission.pdf...

  • I have lived in Merritt for 25 years. I am a businessman and own a furniture store. I believe Princeton should stay in Fraser-Nicola, while Hope and the Fraser Canyon should be added to it. As a furniture retailer I keep a close track of my customer ...

  • It makes far more sense for our boundaries to be tied in with Williams Lake and areas between them and us than it does to be tied in with Chilliwack. We are rural communities and Chilliwack is so far away that we have almost nothing in common....

  • I live and work in north Surrey (Whalley) and I would like to express my desire to not see north Surrey end up as a blended Delta-North Surrey riding. It’s too simple to see North Surrey and North Delta as one and the same but they are not. The fur...

  • I have read online and heard some people suggesting that moving some of Surrey’s over populated ridings into either Delta or Langley. As a resident of Delta I hope you will not do this and that you will leave Delta South and Delta North the way the...

  • Justice Tom Melnick, Chair BC Electoral Boundaries Commission PO BOX 9275 Stn Prov Gov’t Victoria BC, V8W 9J6 Dear Commission, Looking at the populations of BC and the Lower Mainland, it is clear to me that the Electoral Boundaries Commission shoul...

  • As a Fleetwood resident I think it should be noted that The Fleetwood constituency does not include an important part of the Fleetwood neighbourhood which is the area between 88 Ave. and Fraser Highway, between 164th St. and 168th St.  This is not a...

  • I respectfully submit the following recommendations to the Commission regarding electoral boundaries in Northwest BC. The ridings I will discuss consist of the North Coast, Skeena, Stikine, and Nechako Lakes. I understand that geographical size shoul...

  • As a lifelong resident in Oliver, BC I would be very concerned to any changes to the Boundary Similkameen electoral area relating to increasing the size of our riding. Our electoral area is strongly agricultural. It is very diverse; from cattle ranch...

  • I am writing in support of maintaining the current boundaries of the New Westminster constituency. I am a proud resident of New Westminster living in Queensborough and feel strongly that our community is represented well within the New Westminster co...

  • I would like the eastern boundary of Burnaby North moved to the east as at present it does not reflect community interest. Please see the attached pdf file for the details David Huntley Submission(PDF)...

  • My home riding of False Creek is growing too quickly for boundaries to remain the same heading into 2017. Southeast False Creek is developing rapidly, and will contain well over 10,000 residents when built-out in just a few years. Vancouver-West End ...

  • My name is Robert Tarswell. I am a Teacher and have lived in Princeton since 1981. There were some suggestions in the Penticton Hearings of the Electoral Commission that Princeton should be added to Boundary-Similkameen. I would like my voice to the ...

  • I’ve enclosed a write up, which includes an explanation and expansion of my October 9th presentation as requested by the commision. I’ve also made digital facsimiles of the map I presented, which I will link as follows: Proposal A –...

  • Thank you for the opportunity to input to the Electoral Boundaries Commission. I am a resident of Prince George area and so my comments relate to the three ridings in the Prince George area – Prince George Mackenzie, Prince George Valemount and...

  • Please accept the following as our desire to remain in a constituency with the Lower Sunshine Coast. We purchased our retirement home in Powell River last year, moving away from Port Alice on the true North Island. For a variety of reasons we wish to...

  • Please accept the following as our desire to remain in a constituency with the Lower Sunshine Coast. We purchased our retirement home in Powell River last year, moving away from Port Alice on the true North Island. For a variety of reasons we wish to...

  • Dear EBC Commissioners, Thank you for accepting my submission. I am a retired teacher, French Coordinator for SD58, and taught in Merritt for 15 years prior to retiring in 1998. I have lived in Merritt for 41 years, and raised my 3 children there. I ...

  • Commissioners, Thank you for taking the time to review our concerns. The only concerns I have with the moving of Princeton out of the current riding of Fraser-Nicola and into the Boundary-Similkameen would be with our being part of the Merritt TSA an...

  • Presentation to the BC Electoral Boundaries Commission My name is Victor York, and I am the Housing Manager for Conayt Friendship Society in Merritt. I have also volunteered at Conayt over a 40-year period. I am the former Chief of the Lower Nicola I...

  • Dear Commissioners: It is not often that we have the opportunity to provide comment regarding electoral boundaries. Our democratic process requires that citizens are represented in a balanced way and with an equal voice; as communities change boundar...

  • Commissioners, My longstanding interest in regional geography and planning issues leads me to offer my recommendation on the future of the Vancouver-False Creek and Vancouver-West End riding boundaries. A few months ago, I moved to the part of Kitsil...

  • As the former MLA for West Vancouver- Garibaldi (2005-09) and West Vancouver-Sea to Sky (2009-13) I appreciate the opportunity to provide input in this boundary review process. The riding boundaries were changed between my 2 terms without a request f...

  • I gave input verbally to your commission at the Coast Westerly Hotel, when you visited the Comox Valley. I am submittng my formal report as follows – If you are to take away persons from our riding I am in favour of taking from the southern are...

  • I would like to place on record my opposition to any changes proposed for our Boundary-Similkameen riding. Ours is an all rural constituency with its attendant cohesion of interests primarily in agriculture and forestry. Vineyards, lumber harvesting ...

  • Recent (Nov) submissions confirm the importance many respondents attach to this perspective:” The principle of equal value votes is perhaps the single most important tenet of democracy – one person one vote and all votes should be of equa...

  • I feel it’s very important to keep consistent synergy by keeping four seats in Burnaby and four seats in the Tri Cities. This formula is currently working and is an ideal situation for those drawing boundaries. Adding New Westminster’s po...

  • There is not enough population in the Alberni Valley and Long Beach area to justify one constituency, therefore, you must continue to look to the east coast of Vancouver Island for population to add. It makes sense to follow Highway 4 from Port Alber...

  • Commissioners, I am pleased to have this opportunity to make a submission to the Electoral Boundaries Commission. I am a retired teacher and I have been a resident of Princeton for 35 years. I am writing to request that Princeton continue to be a par...

  • I attended the Victoria public meeting. I live in the Ten Mile Point neighbourhood of Saanich which currently is within the Oak Bay/Gordon Head riding. I feel our issues are more common with Saanich than with Oak Bay and suggest that a Saanich riding...

  • Regarding the proposed changing of boundaries for the Fraser Nicola, I am very much against this proposal. I do believe that our present riding fits our geographical situation. Thank you Richard W. Olsen...

  • I am a resident of the Shuswap Riding. I recommend that the Shuswap provincial riding boundary not be changed, as it closely matches the borders of the northern portion of the corresponding federal riding. Consistency in the riding boundaries reduces...

  • I am the Mayor of the District of Hope and I feel it is imperative that I forward my thoughts and comments on the proposed boundary change where Hope and the Fraser Canyon could again become part of the Fraser Nicola riding. This would be a huge mist...

  • November 13, 2014 B.C. Electoral Boundaries Commission Victoria, BC Tel: 250-387-1709 Email: Don.Main@elections.bc.ca Dear Commissioners: My name is James Hobart, Chief of the Spuzzum Indian Band. We are located in between the communities of Yale and...

  • Jim Holt, Delta
    2014-11-13
    November 13, 2014 Commissioner Justice Thomas Melnick, Chair British Columbia Electoral Boundaries Commission Via Email to info@bc-ebc.ca Dear Commissioner Justice Melnick, With respect to your consideration of BC Provincial Electoral boundaries and ...

  • I arrived to Queensborough from India in 1961. This is my home and my community. I attend the temple and community centre here. My family has lived here since as far back as 1906. I vote in New Westminster and I hope it stays that way. I don’t ...

  • I live in Parksville-Qualicum. Our boundary works effectively now as the constituency reflects the relationship Parksville has with Qualicum Beach, and the relationship Parksville and Qualicum have together with North Nanaimo....

  • Hello, I am writing regarding the review of provincial boundaries. I am a resident of the Parksville-Qualicum riding. I believe that Highway 19 is the natural geographic and transportation boundary and that the commission should continue to use it as...

  • My name is Amrik Singh Sangha. I moved from India to Queensbourgh, New Westminster in 2002. My son and family moved here in 1996 and I have joined them. My family and friends all live Queensborough since we all arrived from India. I am a part of the ...

  • I live at (address removed) in New Westminster, and have lived in Queensborough since 1967. I am a Director of the 50 plus club at the Queensborough Community Centre and use the Temple. We want to stay as part of the community because we live here, a...

  • I was born in Steveston and lived in East Richmond and I’ve lived in Queensborough since 1950 after moving to the Interior during the war. Up until the 60s, even living in East Richmond there was a stronger link with New Westminster. Kids went ...

  • I moved to Queensbourgh in 1998 when I purchased my home. I have watched my grandchildren go to school in this community. I am a resident of New Westminster and also was the president of the Seniors society for 14 years. I am currently a member of th...

  • Dear Commission Members: My name is Johanna Nott. I am a retired school district employee and I have lived in Princeton for 35 years. I would like to add my comments to the boundaries redistribution process. I do not want the Commission to take Princ...

  • GlenPorter-Submission.pdf...

  • Dear Commission, I am a Richmond resident for the last 35 years and have raised my family here. I am well versed in the political and economical impacts these types of decisions have on the city. I am involved as a retiree in various organizations an...

  • Submission to the 2014 BC Electoral Boundaries Commission Background As a constituency name, Burnaby North is about as distinct as you can get. And, except for a few boundary tweaks over the years, it’s geographical delineation has remained fairly ...

  • Dear Electoral Boundary Commission, Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to provide input regarding the electoral district boundaries in our province. I am a resident of Smithers, but I have previously lived in New Hazelton and the Kispiox Valle...

  • I support leaving the boundaries for Comox Valley and North Island where they are. I would not want to see the same mistake made that the federal boundary changes show – a split of our Comox Valley community. I also feel that there are enough e...

  • I attach the notes from my presentation last week in Victoria. I am not including copies of the maps I submitted. The only thing I would like to add to this is my views, given verbally, that it is not good enough to be in the range of 25%, or even to...

  • Dear Electoral Boundary Commission, The City of Langley and the Township of Langley are overpopulated from a Provincial voter perspective. I don’t really have a solution for you. I know the two Langley’s don’t have enough population for a new s...

  • Dear Commissioners: My name is John Henry. I am a retired real estate broker and have been living in Princeton for 34 years. I want to inform you that I would like Princeton and its area to remain within the current Fraser-Nicola Electoral District. ...

  • Dear Commissioners: I am a retired teacher and have been a resident of Princeton for thirty-four years. I wish to state my support for Princeton remaining in the Fraser-Nicola Electoral District. To place it in the Boundary-Similkameen Electoral Dist...

  • I live in the Shuswap Riding. Revelstoke used to be a part of this riding years ago. Since it was taken out, the Shuswap boundary makes more sense. Armstrong, Spallumcheen with the Salmon Arm areas have much more in common. The Riding should be in ge...

  • Harp Sandhu, Surrey
    2014-11-12
    I have attached additional information related to my original presentation. My map outlines 10 electoral ridings for Surrey, similar to my presentation. The map outlines how boundaries should be created based on Arterial Roads and elementary school c...

  • Thank you for your thoughtful consideration of the input from the public and of the key mandate you have. My interest is in seeing the electoral boundaries that include my community continue to provide opportunity for effective representation. While ...

  • When I heard about the chance to offer personal views on the possible changes to the electorial borders , I wanted to add my view. Since the Mission Bridge was built many years ago,( I remember crossing the train bridge previously ) the connection be...

  • Please leave the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge-Mission ridings as they are. I believe they meet the test of population equality and do not need adjusting. Further, due to the odd northward boundary along 224th to the Alouette River, it has...

  • Thank you for the chance to share my opinions with you, as I did both at a public hearing in Surrey and through a written brief, the last time a review of boundaries took place. I live in Surrey-Tynehad, and I think that our population in comparison ...

  • Ken Alton, Smithers
    2014-11-10
    The current boundaries of the Stikine electoral district should not be changed. While ridings in the southern half of the province have greater population served by one member of the legislature, residents of Stikine already have far less access to t...

  • “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. Currently our electoral boundaries function effectively and represent our geographic, economic and cultural needs very well. Please register this as approval for the existing boundaries for F...

  • Dear Commission Members, Recently I was talking with a friend about the need for change in the electoral boundaries here in North Vancouver. After hearing Jeff McCarthy’s reasoning I found myself in agreement with him. He was kind enough to share h...

  • ENLARGING THE ELECTORAL BOUNDRIES WILL ADD BALANCE TO THE CATCHMENT AREA...

  • I am writing to request that our North Island Boundaries remain the same, with the Oyster River as the natural division. The North Island historically encompasses a resource based economy and those roots have created a sense of community that I would...

  • As a former Member of the Legislature, I welcome the opportunity to share my views regarding electoral boundaries. I live in the neighbourhood of College Heights which is currently located in the Nanaimo North Cowichan constituency. We are located in...

  • My reasons are simple for wanting a change to current electoral boundaries: the cultures and social structures of both Hornby and Denman Islands are sufficiently different from those of the greater district that we need our own representation. Our vo...

  • I recognize that Langley is in a tough position. Last go around, we were able to keep both Langleys in 2 seats, but I don’t think we’ll be that lucky this time. I was searching online about boundaries and saw that the previous commission suggeste...

  • Dear Commissioners, I live in the Langley riding represented by MLA Mary Polak, and I believe that our community is well represented by our MLA under the current boundaries of our riding. However, it is my understanding that the riding is currently o...

  • Honorable Commissioners, I am a 34 year resident of Surrey, 30 of the years spent in the Fleetwood area and 4 years in the Tynehead area, I am writing this submission in hopes that my concerns and comments will be favourably considered. Having lived ...

  • I am a resident of the Cowichan Valley which according to the Boundaries Commission has one of the largest populations of any electoral district on Vancouver Island. It appears that the existing riding will probably be reduced in geographic size to r...

  • This is a very large rural riding and any additions would make it very difficult for our MLA to represent. It should stay the same,...

  • Dear Commission, I recently attended the EBC hearing in Abbotsford and was quite concerned by the efforts undertaken by former NDP MLA Harry Lali to move the 6,200+ voters of Hope and the lower Fraser Canyon back into the Fraser-Nicola riding. As a 4...

  • To the Electorial Boundaries Commissionf...

  • From a logical perspective, electoral boundaries should unite common interests, industries, resources, and culture, as well as reasonable accessibility to services, and elected representation. I don’t feel these issues should be compromised str...

  • Chris Mann, Surrey
    2014-11-07
    Question: do all these electoral boundaries commission that come out of Ottawa and Victoria talk to each other? I sure hope not because I really didn’t like Cloverdale being put in with Langley. I believe our representatives are most useful when th...

  • As a Surrey resident I am tired of always playing second fiddle to Vancouver. We have similar populations and yet Vancouver has 11 ridings, 3 more than Surrey. Some suggest that with our secondary suite issue we are at par with Vancouver and are very...

  • November 7, 2014 To whom it may concern, I am a resident of Hazelton BC, in the Stikine constituency. It is one of the largest constituency’s in BC. I believe that we need to leave our Boundaries as they are for the following reasons: • There are...

  • Sirs, It would be my observation that the current Lonsdale boundaries are somewhat nonsensical. Without enumerating the disconnect it is apparent that a riding which arches over the top of another is more than a little problematic. While I observe it...

  • EB – BC ELECTORAL BOUNDARIES COMMISSION, Laurie Gourlay – VICCS, n6’14.pdf...

  • Lois Jackson, Delta
    2014-11-07
    LoisJackson-Submission.pdf...

  • Dear Panel Members: I am writing to express my concerns about any possible changes you might be considering to the boundaries of Stikine Constituency. I believe there are special circumstances that warrant leaving current boundaries in place to ensur...

  • CarolJudd-Submission.pdf...

  • BillHawkins-Submission.pdf...

  • ElizabethJames-Submission.pdf...

  • StephenRoberts-Submission.pdf...

  • Glen Ogren, Hope
    2014-11-07
    Good day, My name is Glen Ogren and i am writing to you today about the proposed changes of this current electoral district. But first a brief background of myself and situation. My wife and I moved here from Surrey 10 years ago because we were looki...

  • Victoria 9 a.m. public hearing.mp3 (total recording time = 1:46:00 mins) Start time Presenter City/town Organization 8:13 Elizabeth James Victoria 15:13 Colin Simkus Esquimalt 33:12 Tom Harkins Cobble Hill Cowichan Valley NDP 41:05 Ian Morrison Honey...

  • 1) I recommend that North Vancouver-Lonsdale includes all of the Lonsdale area – cut off at the Iron Workers bridge, the highway and esate of Lynn Valley Road. 2) to the west, the West Vancouver-Capilano Riding shd be Capilano Road, north to Ri...

  • The Commission should correct changes made in the last redistribution and extend the North Vancouver Lonsdale riding up to the top of Lonsdale. The last redistribution moved Park Royal Mall neighbourhoods to the Lonsdale riding which didn’t mak...

  • see attached briefBrief for the BC Electoral Boundaries Commission – Nov, 2014.pdf...

  • I live in the Fraser Nicola riding. This is a very large riding and to increase it would make it difficult for the MLA to service the constituency. If more population is required, Savona could be added as it is close to Ashcroft. Hope would not be a ...

  • • The Commission has an opportunity to take a look at South Island boundaries and question whether the current boundaries are the best possible boundaries. • In the case of Saanich North & the Islands, this is one case where the boundaries ma...

  • Victoria 3:30 p.m. public hearing.mp3 (total recording time = 1:31:25 mins) Start time Presenter City/town Organization 8:18 Stephen Housser Shawnigan Lake 16:25 Jock Bates Victoria 25:58 Bruce Hallsor Saanich 56:06 Wendy Bergered Saanich NDP Victori...

  • 1. We have many factors that impact the ability of constituents to receive “effective representation” despite small population per MLA compared to other constituencies. 2. Stikine is the largest constituency in the province — at 20 ...

  • I would prefer the ridings to stay the same as they are and see no need to make any changes. With the population figures so close in numbers and ridings functioning well, I see no advantage in altering the make-up of these ridings. Thank you....

  • Jock Bates, Colwood
    2014-11-06
    JockBates-Submission.pdf...

  • At the Public Hearing on November 6 in Nanaimo, the Commissioners requested a map showing my proposed changes to the Nanaimo Electoral District boundaries. Commission staff have a copy of my presentation. I attach the requested map to illustrate the ...

  • Pat Moss, Smithers
    2014-11-06
    I am writing to support maintaining the existing boundaries fo the Stikine constituency. While Stikine may have a small population compared to other constituencies, there are many factors that impact the ability of constituents to receive effective r...

  • Laurie Gourlay Submission (PDF)...

  • Josie Osborne Submission (PDF)...

  • BruceHallsor-Submission.pdf...

  • AllanCollier-Submission.pdf...

  • WendyBergerud-Submission.pdf...

  • MichaelHunter-Submission.pdf...

  • I strongly object to the Commission considering to amend the City of Vancouver’s electoral boundaries with a result that any of the City will be allocated to a neighbouring municipality. This may have happened in other cities in the past but I ...

  • Nanaimo public hearing.mp3 (total recording time = 1:08:20 mins) Start time Presenter City/town Organization 7:26 Michael Hunter Nanaimo 27:50 David Lobay Nanaimo 35:06 John Phillips Qualicum Beach 47:33 Craig Henschel Burnaby 1:02:30 Kim Smythe Nana...

  • Dear Commissioners, My family and I moved to Cloverdale in Surrey 27 years ago. As you can imagine, we’ve seen a lot of changes here in almost three decades, including a tremendous growth in our local population. Our community has become a real dra...

  • In response to the request , of submitting input into possible changes to the current boundaries of ridings, I would like to suggest the current riding , I reside in ,is satisfactory. I believe the Abbotsford -Mission boundary riding , provides a ide...

  • The current boundaries are optimal in terms of community representation as well as population. All three ridings in Abbotsford are in line with the provincial population average. More importantly, these riding well represent the different communities...

  • Kirk Fisher, Surrey
    2014-11-05
    KirkFisher-Submission.pdf...

  • Wayne Duzita Submission (PDF)...

  • There doesn’t appear to be any rhyme or reason to some of the Vancouver electoral boundaries. The lines zig and zag over clearly established boundaries. Vancouver-Mt. Pleasant does not even include the Mt. Pleasant neighbourhood. It seems you could...

  • I believe Hope should stay with Chilliwack as we have more in common with the valley re shopping and business many of our residents work down the valley.Also we are not separated by a large mountain range,it makes sence for us to stay within the vall...

  • Regarding boundry lines I oppose any change to the Fraser Nicola Riding . I cannot see the advantage of including Hope as it is part of the Fraser Valley…....

  • As volunteer and, when necessary, a community activist, I am writing to speak for the addition of a fourth riding for Richmond. I live in the Richmond Centre riding and don’t need look far to see that the significant increase in housing and people ...

  • I don’t want to see our ridings altered. We are happy with the size, have two good MLA,s and if the ridings get larger then it will be hard to service them. Please consider transportation routes and community service centers, when making decisi...

  • Courtenay public hearing.mp3 (total recording time = 45:25 mins) Start time Presenter City/town Organization 8:33 Bernie Poole Comox 20:41 Glen Sanford Fanny Bay 33:29 Chris Williams Area B 37:39 Trevor Bruce Courtenay 42:26 Gertrude Williams Area B...

  • The area of Delta is a distinct region that continues to have a warm close-knit community. I feel both the ridings of Delta North and Delta South have been and continue to be served exceedingly well by the current boundary lines. This is why I feel i...

  • Rod Binder, Delta
    2014-11-04
    I have read with interest some of the online submissions regarding boundary reform and Delta. As a long-time resident of Delta, I would like to advocate for keeping the current boundaries of Delta North and Delta South in their current form. I am sup...

  • November 4, 2014 BC Electoral Boundaries Commission RE: REDISTRIBUTION2014 – ESTABLISHMENT OF A FOURTH RICHMOND RIDING The Richmond Chamber of Commerce is writing today to advocate that Richmond should have, and can support, an additional provi...

  • As a former Richmond resident for the past 25 years and now a Delta resident for 11 months, I realize how different the communities are. Richmond has grown beyond its means due to a very vibrant Asian community. This is totally unique and different f...

  • Powell River public hearing.mp3 (total recording time = 1:10:43 mins) Start time Presenter City/town Organization 07:09 Kevin Sigouin Powell River 27:11 Maggie Hathaway Powell River City Councillor 37:49 David Formosa Powell River 52:23 Roger Whittok...

  • It is clear to me that population growth in North Van Lonsdale District Electoral area will happen in North Van Lonsdale District,BC.I feel that any adjustments to boundary should reflect this. The West boundary at present crosses two Municipal bound...

  • Kim Kendall, Delta
    2014-11-04
    You might be tempted to think that Delta North and Surrey are one and the same. Some might even suggest this. I would question their motives. North Delta residents are fiercely proud of living in Delta with our separate institutions such as our stand...

  • Brian Pritchard Submission.pdf...

  • I’m happy to submit my thoughts on the future of the electoral district in the Lower Mainland area. I have lived in Abbotsford for three years, and have been involved with many local organizations such as the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce, Abbotsf...

  • I don’t have a lot to say about the boundaries process. I don’t spend a lot of night lying awake in bed worrying about our boundaries. I did hear one of your radio ads, so I found out there is a potential for new seats. I want to add my voice to ...

  • As a long time delta resident, I am deeply concerned that the electoral commission could change delta’s provincial representation to include Richmond and surrey. Please do not let this happen! We are a complete community with very diverse chall...

  • I live in Hazelton British Columbia, which is one of the remote-rural and predominantly aboriginal communities that are situated within the Stikine constituency. I believe that some very special circumstances require our boundaries to remain the same...

  • I live in the Stikine constituency. If the Stikine is to have effective representation the electoral boundaries need to remain the same. Even though we have below average population per MLA, the Stikine is the largest constituency in the province and...

  • Seachelt public hearing.mp3 (total recording time = 56:20 mins) Start time Presenter City/town Organization 7:46 Bill Frost Gibsons PR – SC NDP 32:01 LeeAnn Johnson Gibsons Town of Gibsons, Councillor...

  • the population numbers on your website give a misleading impression of south delta – south delta is growing/expanding. please do not compromise our representation at a time when the TFN is establishing itself under its new treaty. it along with...

  • One only has to look at the skyline of Richmond to know that the city is growing very rapidly. The number o new apartment buildings is substantial and the construction cranes keep rising. This is borne out by the population numbers and deviation in t...

  • These remarks are prompted by my reading of the submissions posted in Sep & Oct to your Commission. I strongly endorse the arguments made by both Huntley [09 22] and Hodgson [10 21], who illustrate how the essential principle of “each vote ...

  • WilliamForst-Submission.pdf...

  • I feel that changing the boundaries would not be in the best interest of the exciting communities. The riding is huge and very hard to represent by one MLA. The people of Hope, B.C and South feel they have little in common with Fraser Nicola. The rid...

  • I have lived in Merritt most of my life and am very concerned that there is a consideration to include Hope in our electoral district again. We have been though that before and it did not work last time. With my work I frequently work in other areas ...

  • It does not make any sense to increase the size of FRASER NICOLA Riding. It presently includes numerous communities with excessive travel time to cover the large area. These smaller rural communities have common links related to economic development....

  • Dana Egan, Merritt
    2014-11-02
    Do not change the boundaries please. Our voice in our area is already diminished. If you increase the boundaries to include more of the Fraser Valley it will be heard even less!!!...

  • brian snee, merritt
    2014-11-02
    I don’t think it would be good to join nicola simalkaLeen with lower mainland Fraser valley we need to represent the s demographics for the interior is different from the lower mainland and should be represented such....

  • I don’t think the fraser Nicola area should expand to include any more area from the fraser valley, it is a different area. I believe the interior is the interior....

  • I reside in the Fraser Nicola Riding and I feel strongly that the boundaries should remain as they are currently. The riding is very rural with the largest community being Merritt and it too has a strong rural feel. I understand that the intention is...

  • As a concerned Delta resident and being involved in Real Estate industry for over 30 years, i feel strongly that your website gives a misleading impression of South Delta. Perimeter road, Delta Port and TFN developement is a dramitic change, with ove...

  • For a long time, the City of New Westminster has had its own provincial seat. This has been a very good arrangement for the identity of the community. The MLA is ‘ours’. We have been represented by some memorable representatives – Premier ...

  • While I realize this exercise is mandated by law, I urge the commissioners not to increase the number of electoral areas in British Columbia. We do not need more representatives in this province, we need a new voting system that will better represent...

  • Lori Pilon, Savona
    2014-11-01
    Thank you for the opportunity to provide input. Although my address is Savona I live in a rural area outside of Savona which is located in the Fraser Nicola riding. I would like to see Savona and the rural area, on the south side of Kamloops Lake to ...

  • Since the Fisher Commission was struck in the 1980s, there have been four constituencies on the North Shore. This has worked well for the people of the North Shore. Population levels continue to justify this level of representation. One of the consti...

  • Re: the Abbotsford Mission Riding. There has been some discussion of whether Mission should be separated from this riding. As a constituent of the riding who lives in Abbotsford, I support the riding as it is. There is merit in having broader diversi...

  • Dear Election Boundary Committee, As a resident of the downtown area I would like to suggest that you consider two ideas that might be helpful for the electoral boundaries of the high densities areas of Vancouver. 1. Coal Harbour has a strong neighbo...

  • I live in South Vancouver. Heads up that there is going to be a ton of growth here. Developments are planned all along the Canada Line from Oakridge down to Marine Drive. Thousands of people will come here. Make it a truly South Vancouver riding and ...

  • Malcolm Brodie Submission.pdf...

  • I would like to make two points first point is I live in south vancouver where there is a lot of growth in population with big developments approved With more development coming form cambie and marine all the way to 41 and cambie With the growth in p...

  • see attached Richmond East Riding….4th riding request to Electoral Ridings Commission.pdf(2).pdf...

  • I have lived in Gold River for 27 years and have been active in local and regional issues. For 19 years I published THE RECORD newspaper in Gold River. The North Island Constituency makes up a large area, but at present it is at least compact. It als...

  • The North Shore constituencies work pretty well the way they are and have a strong connection to Whistler, Squamish and Pemberton. The Sea to Sky Highway cements the connection between the North Shore and these communities. So, if it’s working, why...

  • I think that there should be a strong community of interest if the commission is considering a change to current boundaries. For example, the Merritt-Ashcroft-Princeton areas have a great deal in common. However, a little further afield, say to Hope,...

  • Please accept this recommendation that the boundaries of the Fraser-Nicola riding remain as they are. This is a large geographic area and the distance between communities must be considered. It is important that people in each community must be able ...

  • Please see attached. Submission to the Electoral Boundaries Commission.pdf...

  • Submission to the Electoral Boundaries Commission: Skeena Riding Proposal Looking forward into the future of proposed LNG developments of the Skeena Riding which includes Terrace & Kitimat as the primary communities, it is clear that these two co...

  • I prefer to retain the Abbotsford Mission Riding....

  • Thank you for the opportunity to provide input. Having previously served as Mayor of Chilliwack, Chair of the Fraser Valley Regional District, and MLA for the Chilliwack-Sumas (now Chilliwack) riding, I have come to the conclusion that the current el...

  • Current BC electoral boundaries do not meet the needs or desires of the voters. My area is lumped in with Port Alberni and the Pacific Rim…an area I rarely, if ever, travel to. I have no economic ties to their communities and we are separated b...

  • I live in the lovely town of Coombs BC (address removed). 10 minutes outside of Parksville BC. I would like to be able to vote for the next mayoral election for the town i support which is Parksville. Not Port Alberni /pacific Rim. I feel that Coombs...

  • B.C. Electoral Boundaries Commissioners: It’s my pleasure to submit my ideas for modifying Richmond’s riding boundaries. For background, I am a ten year resident of Richmond and I have lived in three distinctly different areas of our city – Ste...

  • I have lived in Mission since 1972. I have served as an elected local government representative, for seventeen years. I served as a electoradl area director, councillor and mayor of mission.Our Mission community has worked collaboratively in partners...

  • October 28th, 2014. To the Provincial Electoral Boundaries Commission As a 40 year resident and a past Councillor who served for 25 years in Surrey, I feel obligated to respond to your request for proposals to the Electoral District Boundary Change c...

  • To the BC Electoral Boundaries Commission Re: Maple Ridge-Mission Electoral Boundaries I am responding to the request for input regarding the need for electoral boundary change in the Maple Ridge-Mission constituency. My position is that no electoral...

  • CarlTrepanier-Submission(2).pdf...

  • Dear BC Electoral Boundaries Commission, I am sorry I couldn’t make the public session last Friday in Abbotsford. I do hope you will consider seriously my written submission and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. I would app...

  • Arne Zabell Oct 24 (3 days ago) to Dennis, kzabell Dennis please pass on at your meeting. Electoral Boundaries Commission October 24, 2014 Re: Hope and the Fraser Canyon Electoral District As former two term serving Electoral Area B Director and resi...

  • I believe that another riding should be added in the Langley area, or at least that the Langley ridings should be made smaller, as both of the Langley riding deviations are currently above +25%....

  • Abbotsford public hearing.mp3 (total recording time = 1:24:04 mins) Start time Presenter City/town Organization 7:29 Peter Bailey Hope 20:11 Truls Asdal Hope 36:17 Lloyd Forman Hope RDFC 52:34 Gil Reynolds ABB. 56:06 Dennis Adamson Yale 1:07:51 Harry...

  • Surrey 6 p.m. public hearing.mp3 (total recording time = 1:19:26 mins) Start time Presenter City/town Organization 9:07 Bill Brooks Surrey 32:49 Harp Sandhu Surrey 54:17 Sharon Goldberg Surrey 1:06:06 Jen Marchbank Surrey...

  • For the sake of efficiency and simplicity the provincial boundaries should be the same as the federal electoral boundaries and have the same names....

  • Surrey 1:30 p.m. public hearing.mp3 (total recording time = 34:38 mins) Start time Presenter City/town Organization 8:08 Loren Slye Richmond Steveston Historical Society...

  • Randy Hall, Saanich
    2014-10-23
    We need less politicians bellying up to the public money trough, so don’t create any more electoral districts.....

  • I reside in the Kelowna-Mission riding and it is my opinion that the current electoral boundaries for this riding, as well as the other Kelowna area ridings (Westside-Kelowna and Kelowna Lake Country), are well proportioned. The ridings work very wel...

  • The pdf file is the formal presentation made on October 22, 2014 in Port Coquitlam. The oral presentation was a summary of this. David Huntley Submission (PDF)...

  • The districts of oak bay, victoria, And esquimalt should be combined into one electoral area. The gulf island electoral area should include all gulf island and Saanich peninsula should be one ele ctorial area , not two....

  • Port Coquitlam public hearing.mp3 (total recording time = 52:56 mins) Start time Presenter City/town Organization 7:14 Carl Trepanier Coquitlam 25:45 David Huntley Burnaby Citizens for Voting Equality 36:53 Dennis Marsden Coquitlam...

  • Burnaby public hearing.mp3 (total recording time = 1:03:03 mins) Start time Presenter City/town Organization 7:08 Martin Eady New Westminster 26:20 Garth Evans Burnaby 33:42 Pato Chan Burnaby 38:20 James McCartney Burnaby 45:59 Allen Seager Burnaby 5...

  • Hamish Marshall Submission (PDF)...

  • i do not believe in more districts and even more politicians. if anything, let’s combine some districts. district splitting is a way for a party to get two seats where they used to have one. very self serving and spun to sound like it is to rep...

  • Vancouver 6:30 p.m. public hearing.mp3 (total recording time = 21:27 mins) Start time Presenter City/town Organization 6:45 Gary Cross Richmond...

  • Vancouver 1:30 p.m. public hearing.mp3 (total recording time = 1:11:26 mins) Start time Presenter City/town Organization 8:29 Walter Schultz Vancouver Sunset Community Association 23:29 Patrick O’Connor New Westminster 35:54 Richard Thomas Richmond...

  • WalterShultz-Submission.pdf.pdf...

  • We live at 1162 allgard road, “QUALICUM BEACH” (address removed), yet our electorial district is alberni pacific rim!! what interest does any one representing our needs have when their focus is on the west side of vancouver island. We are...

  • Vancouver 9 a.m. public hearing.mp3 (total recording time = 42:48 mins) Start time Presenter City/town Organization 8:19 Nora Etches Vancouver 17:29 Holly Reid Vancouver 22:57 Antony Hodgson Vancouver Fair Voting BC 36:47 Michael Chiul Richmond...

  • Electoral Boundary Commissionaires, I’m a long time permanent resident of Richmond BC. Richmond’s current population is estimated at 208000, and the City is the fourth most populous and growth municipality in the Greater Vancouver Region....

  • I am along time resident of Richmond, BC. Gateway to our Beautiful Province of B.C. with the population growth in Richmond , we deserve fair representation in Victoria and strongly support an additional Electoral District in the City of Richmond to b...

  • Squamish public hearing.mp3 (total recording time = 24:29 mins) Start time Presenter City/town Organization 7:26 Trudy Hubbard North Vancouver 13:87 Gord Addison Squamish 20:52 Glenn Campbell Brackendale...

  • Welcome to the beautiful Peace Country! There’s nothing else like it in BC. The Peace Country is home to some of the best agriculture land in the province as well as on the tip of an economic boom and because of this our population is expected to r...

  • Bill Humphreys-Thompson-Nicola Regional District Submission.pdf...

  • I personally think the way the current ridings are drawm is fine....

  • Boundary Commission, I am writing to request that our community, the Lakes District, which surrounds the town of Burns Lake, should be put back into it’s former riding of Bulkley-Valley Stikine. As of now, being in the riding of Nechako-Lakes, ...

  • Colin McMillan Submission.pdf...

  • Dear Boundary Commissionaires, we live on the border of two electoral districts. The electoral boundary line historically was established many years ago geographically by the St Mary’s River. All those residents North of the river have as their...

  • Vancouver Mount pleasant should continue straight up main street to the waterfront. Gastown should be included with Vancouver False creek....

  • Reduce the number of electoral districts (make the boundaries wider). With today’s social media, personal appearances are no longer necessary for elected officials to do their jobs in representing their territory. They can use web input, survey...

  • We are part of the Vancouver-Hasting electoral district. “Vancouver Heights”, as our neighbourhood is known is currently part of a diverse district that includes Strathcona, east Hastings and this area east of Highway 1. As part of the &#...

  • Electoral boundaries… We found that a lot of confusion was caused by the division of North Cowichan into two separate ED’s (Nanaimo North Cowichan and Cowichan Valley). Further complicating this is the fact that many North Cowichan residents ...

  • I find the splitting of Mission to be inappropriate. Particularly in the coupling of East Mission with Abbotsford. Mission has many different issues than Abbotsford being that a river devides us. Mission does not have ready access to Highway 1 and th...

  • DO NOT CHANGE our electoral boundaries in the Kootenays and DO NOT separate communities by large mountain ranges. Our regions are big enough already and very tough for any ONE person to cover. Hard for people in the lower mainland to relate to cuz yo...

  • The neighbourhood of Coal Harbour within Vancouver, while very distinct from the adjoining communities (Downtown Vancouver, the West End) is currently split between two ridings (Vancouver-West End and Vancouver-False Creek). Given that the actual foo...

  • Population alone is Not a good way to determine electoral district boundaries. More consideration needs to be given to contiguous areas as it is ridiculous to split the District of West Vancouver in the middle and to put some of it in the Sea To Sky ...

  • I think the views and concerns of West Vancouver are often quite different than those of evolving communities like Squamish and the make-up of constituents is very different, making it difficult for 1 representative to act on behalf of all voices....

  • (I heard of this opportunity in personal conversation, a local facebook page, newspaper and a radio ad). I am a voter in the Kamloops/North Thompson provincial riding. I urge the Electoral Boundaries Commission to MAINTAIN the current boundaries. The...

  • I would like to see the City of Chilliwack being made into one single riding inside of being split into two different ridings. We have a large population that I think having one single riding would better serve the constituents of this City....

  • Kelowna public hearing.mp3 (total recording time = 51:27 mins) Start time Presenter City/town Organization 9:26 Roger Sellick Kelowna 17:16 Dennis Gabelhouse Kelowna 25:39 Harvie Campbell West Kelowna 33:42 Andrew Powell Kelowna 46:12 Kevin Anderson ...

  • Roger Sellick Submission.pdf...

  • Bill Humphreys, Thompson-Nicola Regional District Submission.pdf...

  • Good Day. I’m sorry i missed the hearing in Revelstoke. I want to be on record that we need to look at our boundary. We are currently Columbia River/Revelstoke. We are not even in the same time zone as the majority of our riding. There is absol...

  • Jeanette Wood Submission.pdf...

  • Penticton public hearing.mp3 (total recording time = 1:40:12 mins) Start time Presenter City/town Organization 7:24 Terence Condon Peachland 19:14 John Vassilaki Penticton City of Penticton 28:43 Andre Martin Penticton 33:17 Paul Varga Penticton 43:5...

  • You need to quit playing with numbers and realize you are talking about people. There is no geographical political or economic history that would justify the changing the electoral boundaries to include the Thompson Valley communities in with the Car...

  • I am quite happy with the current layout of the Kamloops/North Thompson electoral area. I have heard some suggestions that it would be a good idea to separate urban areas from rural areas and keep the latter together. I don’t like that idea bec...

  • Cranbrook public hearing.mp3 (total recording time = 39:08 mins) Start time Presenter City/town Organization 8:49 Doug Clovechok Fairmont BC Liberal Party 15:03 Gary Werk Cranbrook 22:10 Sharon Cross Cranbrook 28:50 Jenny Byford Wardner...

  • Csrd is too big. A line should be cut from the northern most point of the ekdr straight north so golden and Donald form part of the ekdr. This makes more sense in terms of both population, geographic and travel area of local mla. Don’t get me w...

  • I went to the open house today in Revelstoke thinking there would be some one there from 10:00- 12:30. Unfortunately arriving at 11:30 to find out everyone had left. Having run in the provincial election in 2009, the riding because of its size is ext...

  • The Blue River Area should remain with the Kamloops-North Thompson Riding. The reasons for such is that 90% of business is conducted to the south. ie: Clearwater, Kamloops. This coincides with the TNRD boundaries for the area; the hospital district b...

  • Combining communities north of Little Fort with the Cariboo electoral district would be a mistake. Geography and weather have always dictated the necessity of north-south consultation for problem solving in both jurisdictions. Shifting our MLA from t...

  • Bill MacFarlane Submission.pdf...

  • Revelstoke public hearing.mp3 (total recording time = 17:02 mins) Start time Presenter City/town Organization 7:18 Bill MacFarlane Revelstoke...

  • We would like to encourage the commission to leave the boundaries for Kelowna, MIssion and Kelowna Lake Country unchanged. We are very well served by our three MLA’s who most effectively serve the constituents in person and bringing forward and...

  • I have lived and worked here since 1969 . I would like the electoral to remain the same, as I feel good things are going to Happen for our area there is going to be a lot of progress happening here so we need our representative here to be part of the...

  • I feel our communities in the North Thompson, DO NOT have much in common with the Caribou. We look for employment in our own corridor. You will just confuse a lot of people. Thank you for {I hope ] hearing the presentations ....

  • Ian Cameron, Moyie
    2014-10-06
    Good Day The following are my views on the current boundaries and how they need to change. I do not recall when it was that Kimberley was taken out of the same riding as Cranbrook, or if there was an additional seat given to our area but it makes no ...

  • Salmon Arm public hearing.mp3 (total recording time = 29:48 mins) Start time Presenter City/town Organization 7:32 Fred Busch Sicamous 18:38 Linda Hawes Canoe 25:36 Wayne Masters Salmon Arm...

  • please no chances in boundries , also please have a voteye on proportion represention...

  • DO NOT change the boundary for the North Thompson. We are uniquely different that the Caribou. For one person to give us the leadership and direction we require, they need to think in a correct path of flow. We live by the valleys, we think by the va...

  • In case I can’t come to a meeting: Please don’t follow the Federal lead and lump Penticton with the West Kootenays for the sake of the “statistics”. Community is about more than just statistics. In up-country BC we will never ...

  • John-Dormer-Submission.pdf...

  • Kamloops public hearing.mp3 (total recording time = 1:57:53 mins) Start time Presenter City/town Organization 8:53 Tom Friedman Kamloops TRU Faculty Association 12:30 John Harwood Clearwater District of Clearwater 22:02 Sandra Willan Clearwater 27:15...

  • Please accept the attached submission to the Melnick Commission with my regards especially to Judge Melnick. Glen Ewan submission.pdf...

  • The riding of Columbia River Revelstoke by its very name implies that Revelstoke though on the Columbia river is separate and distinct. From a social and economic perspective Revelstoke has much closer ties with the communities to the West. There isn...

  • Having Revelstoke included in the Columbia River Revelstoke with Golden and area seems less than efficient. When I had to do some Enumerator training last spring, I had to travel to Golden. It would have made more sense to me to have training more in...

  • Stikine, Skeena and North Coast should be left as they are. They took many years to evolve (from Atlin etc.) to what they are now. Transportation links – Highway 37 for example – made things better and more sense for people with similar n...

  • It is important that the Northern and remote communities have proper and balanced representation. Making their areas larger, eliminating areas ect… decreases the representation that british columbians are entitled to. I absolutely oppose return...

  • Gab V, sooke
    2014-10-01
    I believe a new electoral boundary consisting of Sooke, East Sooke,Otter Point, Shirley, Jordan River and Port Renfrew should be establish to better represent the populous of this area. The name of this district should be Southwest Coastal Region...

  • The North Thompson Valley needs to stay complete. Separating part of it into the Cariboo is nonsense. The majority flow of traffic, dollars, tourism etc..is through the Yellowhead corridor, not spun off into the Cariboo. Blue River through to Kamloop...

  • I do not approve of any changes or modifications to our long standing and effective Electoral District for the Cariboo Chilcotin...

  • I do not approve of any changes or modifications to our long standing and effective Electoral District for the Cariboo Chilcotin...

  • I made my presentation at the Public Meeting held in Williams Lake on September 26, 2014. Please see Word file attached – File: BC-EBC-WL 20140926. Colin McMillan Colin McMillan Submission.pdf...

  • I feel the riding of Kamloops-North Thompson represents a cohesive riding with similar economic drivers, community interests and a valley which works well together at the local, regional and provincial level. Suggesting that any portion of this ridin...

  • I live in the Glenmore area in Kelowna, but belong to the Westside. We neither see or hear from any candidates, nor do we have anything in common with the Westside. We live in Kelowna and want to belong to Kelowna, not the Westside....

  • Increasing the boundaries does not serve the interest of smaller communities, we are a separate community of people with different needs and should have local representation.  ...

  • I read in the newspaper that the Peace River North and South ridings will remain in tact but you were quoted as saying that a possible “massaging of the boundaries” may occur. My strong opinion is that the current riding boundaries are co...

  • While I am a member of the executive of the Powell River BC Liberal riding association, I am responding on my own behalf. In my view, the Southern Sunshine Coast area where I live has much more in common, and considerable linkage with West Vancouver,...

  • Your analysis seems to be all about numbers and I hope there is recognition of some very significant geographical boundaries. Travelling in some areas of the north can be constrained to vehicles only and while the numbers are important, ease of acces...

  • It is important that areas that are essentially rural are not lumped in with areas that are essentially urban. Rural ares have different needs and priorities than do urban areas and the rural voice will be masked by the larger number of urban voters....

  • It is important that every vote is worth the same, so all ridings must have similar populations. I know my riding keeps shrinking because of population growth & I expect ridings that are losing population to enlarge too. No region should be ̶...

  • Bill Carruthers Submission.pdf...

  • Cariboo Regional District Submission.pdf...

  • Williams Lake public hearing.mp3 (total recording time = 1:23:33 mins) Start time Presenter City/town Organization 7:26 Mitch Minchau Williams Lake Cariboo Regional District 20:24 Ralph Fossum 100 Mile House District of 100 Mile House 39:24 Bill Carr...

  • Do not change the boundaries....

  • Increasing the sizes of the boundaries will give the smaller communities less say in the activities of the government. Government should serve all regions equally. Leave the boundaries alone. Thank you....

  • Not in agreement with the proposed change as the Cariboo Chilcotin area will not be served appropriately by the realignment & inclusion with the Prince George area. The area would be too large for a rep to service as deserved....

  • Leave the boundaries for the Cariboo as they are. If the regions of North and South Cariboo, ie. Quesnel and Williams Lake are wrapped up with Prince George, the issues that are at the heart of resource dependent, small towns will be lost. Rural BC i...

  • Quesnel public hearing.mp3 (total recording time = 59:50 mins) Start time Presenter City/town Organization 8:24 Robert Norman Quesnel 21:57 Carol Pitkin Quesnel 31:31 Victor Johnson Quesnel Cariboo North NDP 52:01 Fran MacPherson Quesnel Accurate Min...

  • Dear EBC Team, This submission is for requesting the three ridings west of Prince George are not reduced to two ridings. The northern portion of BC from 100 Mile House up is vast, sparsely populated and an economic driver for British Columbia. The li...

  • my civic address is (addres removed) Knutsford which places me in the Yale Merritt electoral district. However, our roads connect us to Kamloops, our school buses take our children to Kamloops, we work in Kamloops, shop in Kamloops. Indeed on the las...

  • Prince George public hearing.mp3 (total recording time = 45:06 mins) Start time Presenter City/town Organization 10:38 Gerry Peters Prince George 23:10 Kathy Pauley-Nadalin Prince George 27:06 Lino Nadalin Prince George 30:39 Nick Fedorkiw Prince Geo...

  • I believe we need to keep the same Boumdry’s as we have to date.. Quit wasting money going over things that arent broken!...

  • Dawson Creek public hearing.mp3 (total recording time = 25:50 mins) Start time Presenter City/town Organization 7:24 Judy Fox McGuire Fort St. John BC NDP 15:08 Jim Inkster Dawson Creek...

  • Smithers public hearing.mp3 (total recording time = 46:47 mins) Start time Presenter City/town Organization 8:58 Dennis MacKay Smithers 25:26 Dianne Suter Smithers...

  • With regard to Electoral District KMI (Kelowna-Mission): Population growth or no population growth, to cut the city of Kelowna right down the middle reeks of political chicanery at it’s worst. The part of the city of Kelowna that is included in ele...

  • Kelowna needs to hand over taxes and all money collected from businesses on the south end of Winfield so Winfield can pay for the roads, water, and power upkeep for these businesses....

  • Submission from Peace River Regional District, Dawson Creek.pdf...

  • If the ridings west of Prince George will be consolidated and reduced in number by 1, I feel it would be most logical for the boundaries to be re-drawn such that: – The Nass Valley (currently in the Skeena riding) and Stewart (currently in the ...

  • The bill passed by the legislature requires this new Boundaries Commission to set boundaries that are unconstitutional and undemocratic. The Commissioners should decline to participate. The 2008 report of the previous Boundaries Commission recommende...

  • Prince Rupert public hearing.mp3 (total recording time = 1:11:15 mins) Start time Presenter City/town Organization 8:05 Craig Keating Burnaby, B.C. BC NDP 17:11 Donald Silversides Prince Rupert 34:50 Judy Fraser Prince Rupert 41:24 Joy Thorkelson Pri...

  • Please do not change our boundaries. The area is so large and cannot be effectively administered from another electoral district in Prince George or Kamloops....

  • Thank you for the opportunity to have input into this subject. We live in West Kelowna where a good portion of our electoral district encompasses part of the City of Kelowna. The lake and the bridge between the two cities is not only a physical beare...

  • Requesting Input on Area, Boundaries and Names of Provincal Electoral Districts...

  • Mary Dalen-Meanskinisht-Submission (PDF)...

  • I strongly feel that a grouping of people for voting purposes should be a cohesive group who can then hopefully have someone who will represent their common concerns and interests. Splitting up a Riding across geographical features like water may ful...

  • I believe that it is very important for the Electoral Boundaries Commission to refrain from amalgamating small northern districts like North Coast and Skeena. Even though the citizens in these districts are over represented in terms of population to ...

  • Submission to the Electoral Boundaries Commission (PDF)...

  • Hello Regarding the proposed changes in electoral boundaries, I do not want my community to be split by unworkable boundaries. I am currently in the Burnaby Lougheed electoral district. I think it is foolish to include North Vancouver/Deep Cove in th...

  • Good Day, I believe that our electoral boundaries were changed as a way to support our Federal Conservative government to gain an advantage in the next election. I think that it is wrong and manipulative like so many other moves that our federal gove...

  • I believe that the provincial electoral district boundaries need changing because population is changing. Even through bc has more people than Alberta, bc has less ridings than Alberta. I also believe that bc should switch to a proportional represent...