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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    Noah Daniels, Langley
    2014-11-09

    Dear Commissioners,

    I live in the Langley riding represented by MLA Mary Polak, and I believe that our community is well represented by our MLA under the current boundaries of our riding.

    However, it is my understanding that the riding is currently overpopulated by roughly 15,000 people, that we are even now sitting at the peak of the allowable limits.

    Although I believe that the current makeup of our riding is adequate, I understand the commission’s mandate to balance the ridings in term of population. With the possible addition of two more ridings, this Provincial average may in fact decrease resulting in Langley, and our rural riding neighbor Fort Langley Aldergrove, being at an even great disparity.

    I hear that there has been some suggestion to create a hybrid Surrey/Langley riding but I suggest to the commission that at the end of the day this will not provide an adequate long-term solution for the growing population in Surrey and frankly would not be a good fit for the more rural communities of Langley.

    Therefore, I would recommend giving Surrey its own riding and moving or adjusting the boundaries out in the Valley to balance things out, perhaps moving the community of Aldergrove into either Abbotsford South or West. These two ridings have similar demographics and communities as the Fort Langley – Aldergrove area which would make the transition to an adjusted riding for that community easier.

    Thank you for giving me the opportunity to present. I hope you accept my recommendation.

    Noah Daniels



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