I was shocked to hear from a friend that the province is looking at moving Hope and District from the current Chilliwack-Hope riding to the Fraser-Nicola riding.
I cannot believe this was being contemplated without proper notice to the community. Why I am hearing about something so important second hand is beside me. The commission should be doing a much better job of notifying the voters.
That being said, I am not at all supportive of the idea of moving Hope and District away from the Chilliwack riding. This is a bad idea and I can only assume it is being considered because of the efforts of minority of vocal non-Hope residents who have another axe to grind. I am confident this is not the will of the residents of Hope.
Do NOT move Hope and District. My preference is to continue to build the relationships with those down the fraser valley.