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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    June Clark, Vanderhoof
    2014-11-11

    Thank you for your thoughtful consideration of the input from the public and of the key mandate you have. My interest is in seeing the electoral boundaries that include my community continue to provide opportunity for effective representation.

    While I had been opposed to creating a rural only riding under the last review, I am proud of the work of the communities in the Nechako Lakes Riding in how they have worked together and worked with their MLA since the boundaries were created.

    I was also encouraged by work of the legislators in confirming that the North will be represented by 8 ridings. Continuing with that representation is crucial in maintaining representation of those most directly involved and impacted by the natural resource development that fuels the BC economy.

    While confident that the residents and elected officials in Nechako Lakes would continue to work to ensure the interests of the region are well-represented should there be no change to the boundaries, I would recommend the Commission consider adjusting the boundaries to include the area roughly including Fraser Lake, Fort St. James, Vanderhoof and Prince George College Heights and Westgate with the surrounding rural areas as a riding. This would be similar to the former Prince George Omineca riding.

    This would better reflect the natural trading, travel, cultural, social and health service access patterns of residents of the rural areas and communities and better reflect the economic patterns which link the Stuart Omineca area significantly to Prince George.

    We look forward to the outcome of your consultation and deliberations.

    Warm regards,

    June Clark



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