I wish to comment on the proposed for Cumberland's place in election boundaries.
Cumberland is physically and socially tied to the greater Comox Valley area. As only one example, I have just joined Cumberland's Homelessness and Affordable Housing Select Committee. It is obvious to all of us on the committee that although we can make recommendations to the village council, the village cannot act on its own on this issue. We must cooperate with Courtenay, Comox and the CVRD. And it follows that we should represented by the same MLA in Victoria. We have no ties to Port Alberni and towns on the west coast. To try to deal with homelessness and affordable issues with them would be ridiculous and unworkable.
I urge you to reconsider this change to our election boundary.
Kathy Duperron (Ada Katherine)
Box 223 Cumberland V0R1S0 (2941 Royston Rd)