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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    Dorothy Doherty, Burnaby
    2014-09-10

    Hello Regarding the proposed changes in electoral boundaries, I do not want my community to be split by unworkable boundaries. I am currently in the Burnaby Lougheed electoral district. I think it is foolish to include North Vancouver/Deep Cove in the same district. The only way to access the North Shore is via the Ironworkers/2nd Narrows Bridge. And this is both time consuming and awkward. It is next to impossible to meet appointment times with such a large expanse of water between communities. I drive the 2nd Narrows bridge frequently. The last day I was on the north shore there were three accidents on the bridge, delaying drivers for hours. One accident was on the northbound side at 11 am. On the return trip, there was an accident on both sides. This is only one example. I was recently a student at Capilano University and drove this route almost daily for 5 years. The traffic is heavy and getting heavier, and there are significant delays in both the morning and afternoon rush hour. And that's during good weather. Can you imagine the driving an MLA would have to do to serve both sides of the Burrard Inlet. It is far from efficient. If your electoral office is in Deep Cove, that would mean another deterrent .... parking in Deep Cove is horrendous, especially in good weather. The "Cove" attracts residents and tourists to it's charming ambience, but it is not an easy place to visit when parking is at a premium. It also seems to be an additional work load for the candidate. How can he/she know the concerns of constituents in two geographically diverse areas? I don't think I would even vote if I had to choose a candidate who could not serve me well, and who I could not visit easily, should the need arise. The incentive to vote is gone. Dorothy Doherty



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