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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    Jeff McCarthy, North Vancouver

    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 make any sense. Those areas should rightly be in the West Vancouver-Capilano riding. The previous extension of Lonsdale district from Park Royal to Seymour Creek is difficult to justify.

    I will propose that both the western and eastern boundaries of Lonsdale be narrowed to natural creek boundaries and the northern boundary be extended to the mountain forest area. It doesn't make any sense that the Capilano and Seymour ridings arc over Lonsdale, resulting in people living on Lonsdale being split over 3 different ridings. The attached PDF shows my proposed new riding boundaries for North Van Lonsdale.

    My proposal uses the natural creek boundaries plus the highway and a couple key roads to create a urban Lonsdale riding that can literally be walked from any point A to point B. Plus the redistribution of the waterfront between the two bridges will result in all 3 ridings (Capilano, Lonsdale, Seymour) growing more evenly due to the high density developments along the shore being split among the 3 ridings instead of being concentrated in Lonsdale.

    In addition, while reviewing the numbers for the north shore ridings versus other urban and rural ridings across BC, I was struck by the fat that all the Victoria urban area are under populated. These seems to be the only urban area where all ridings have a lower population per riding than average, and much lower than any other urban area. I would suggest that we could eliminate one of the 5 Victoria area ridings and redraw the boundaries of the 4 or 6 adjacent ridings and still all the ridings would be in the lower 50% of population per riding.

    BC EBC input from J McCarthy.pdf

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