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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    John Edward White, Clinton

    I am a retired public servant. I have lived in this constituency for 49 years. I lived in Merritt from 1965 to 1988, when I moved to Clinton where I am still resident. I served as the Deputy Government Agent in Merritt from 1975 to 1988; then moved to Clinton where I served as Government Agent for 8 years. I was also elected as a Councillor for the Village of Clinton for two terms.

    These are my thoughts on the present electoral boundaries redistribution:

    1. I believe that the Fraser-Nicola and Cariboo-Chilcotin constituencies need more people as they both are under the BC average for constituencies.
    2. I agree with others who advise that the Commission should take Hope and the Fraser Canyon out of Chilliwack-Hope and add them to Fraser-Nicola. This is a natural fit because the member communities have a lot in common with each other as previous presenters and online submitters have described.
    3. Since the northern communities of Fraser-Nicola, including Clinton, Cache Creek and Ashcroft are a part of the Cariboo, it is only natural to add these communities again to Cariboo-Chilcotin as they were before 2008.
    4. Pavillion and Fountain Indian Bands should remain in Fraser-Nicola, while the Shuswap Nation’s Skeetchestn and Bonaparte Indian Bands would be transferred to Cariboo-Chicotin as they were prior to 2008.
    5. However, Ashcroft and Oregon Jack Indian Bands should remain in Fraser-Nicola, as their community interests are the same as the other Nlaka’pamux Nation Indian Bands in Fraser-Nicola.

    These are my comments. I know the Commission members have a tough task ahead. I hope and believe my suggestions will assist the Commission in solving the part of the declining population problems electoral districts in the Cariboo-Thompson are facing. Thank you.


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