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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    Michael Hunter, Nanaimo

    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 general shift I am proposing. The new Nanaimo Riding would encompass areas to the west of the Nanaimo Parkway and south of the existing Parksville-Qualicum boundary. There would be a compensatory shift northward in the boundary between Nanaimo and Nanaimo-North Cowichan. Retained in the proposed Nanaimo boundary would be the main VIU campus, and downtown Nanaimo, including City Hall.
    I am sure that Commission staff will be more adept than I could be at tracing the exact line in the south that would provide appropriate population to Nanaimo-North Cowichan. There is considerable flexibility in doing this, since the area east of the University campus and south of 3rd St is contiguous in a practical, trading and economic sense with the larger "Chase River" district of southern Nanaimo.
    Thanks again for the opportunity to contribute.

    Michael Hunter
    Attachment (PDF)

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