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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    Bill Dumont, Cobble Hill

    I am a resident of the Cowichan Valley which according to the Boundaries Commission has one of the largest populations of any electoral district on Vancouver Island. It appears that the existing riding will probably be reduced in geographic size to reflect the high population.

    For the most part the existing riding is fairly cohesive but if adjustments to the boundary are made I suggest:

    -Maintaining the Malahat as a natural boundary on the south of the riding
    -Keeping the existing northerly and easterly boundary as Hwy 18-Herd road is a natural defining line from the bulk of the Cowichan Valley population.
    -Adjusting the westerly boundaries to move it closer to Duncan and moving Lake Cowichan and west into the riding just north of the Cowichan - which I believe is the North Cowichan/Ladysmith riding. This makes sense from several perspectives.

    I understand that lake Cowichan was previously part of the riding to the north and its logical that it return to that riding. It makes no sense to adjust the other three boundaries in any adjustments.

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