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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    Susan Hamilton, Princeton
    2014-11-14

    Commissioners,
    I am pleased to have this opportunity to make a submission to the Electoral Boundaries Commission. I am a retired teacher and I have been a resident of Princeton for 35 years. I am writing to request that Princeton continue to be a part of the constituency of Fraser-Nicola.
    Princeton belongs in Fraser Nicola as our economic base is most similar to that of the communities to the north of us – Merritt, Logan Lake, Lytton, Lillooet and Ashcroft. The economy of Princeton and the economies of all of these towns are based on forestry, mining, ranching and transportation. Princeton does not belong with Oliver, Osoyoos and Grand Forks as the economies of these communities are more focussed on tourism, fruit-based agriculture and wineries.
    A decision to have Princeton remain in the Fraser Nicola constituency is supported by other already established boundaries. Princeton and Merritt are both in the Nicola Similkameen School District, the Merritt Timber Supply Area and the Cascades Forest District. Also, the southern boundaries of the Nicola Similkameen School District, the Merritt Timber Supply Area and the Cascades Forest District are very similar to the southern boundary of the Fraser Nicola Electoral District.
    I urge the Commission to respect the strong economic connections between Princeton and the other towns in our present constituency and and permit us to remain in Fraser Nicola Electoral District.
    Sincerely,
    Susan Hamilton



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