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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    Gerald (Jerry) Sanders, Merritt

    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 strictly based on population.

    Fraser Nicola's population may be lower than deemed acceptable based on a provincial target but on an area-based consideration this Riding is as large as manageable.

    I would suggest the inclusion of Knutsford in Fraser Nicola does not make any sense based on the items above, other than population increase.

    Also based on the interests above, I see no reason to consider the inclusion of Hope in our Riding.

    Hope belongs in the Fraser Valley, not in the Interior. We have no common climate, culture, services or interests. Its just a different world once one drops over the mountains into the Fraser Valley.

    I would urge the Commission to consider these points when changing boundaries.

    It is unfortunate our community did not have an opportunity to host a Boundaries Commision hearing. Hopefully our written submissions receive appropriate consideration.

    Respectfully submitted, Jerry Sanders

    Thank you

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