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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    Shelley Worthington, Smithers

    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 it takes over 20hours (weather permitting) to drive it. There is very limited public transit for people to get to MLA offices. In addition most of the area does not have cell service or high speed internet which make communication a challenge. I believe these special circumstances need to be considered in determining boundaries not just population.

    The current boundaries link together the communities along highway 37 who are also linked economically and culturally. Adding further communities to the east would not fit into the naturally existing connections. To ensure effective representation, I do not want additional communities added or boundaries changed.
    Thank you for this opportunity to provide my input.

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