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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    Pat Moss, Smithers

    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 representation. The Stikine riding is the largest constituency in the province. At 20 million hectares it is the size of several European countries combined and takes more than 20 hours to drive from one end to the other. There is no one major population centre in the riding but instead over 15 small communities to be served and given distances and often difficult weather that is a challenge for an MLA. Making the riding even bigger would make that close to impossible.

    The current riding boundaries are a big improvement from previously as they include all Gitxsan communities within the one constituency as well as all communities on Highway 37. Current boundaries make cultural, economic, and environment sense but adding communities further east does not fit the natural alliances and relationships already in place.

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