Our opinion is that the electoral boundaries should not be changed for Hope. As we have lived and worked in Hope for almost forty years we have seen it both ways. Most effective for the community has been when we are part of the Chilliwack alignment. All of our current services including federal, regional district, hospital, policing, school board and highway maintenance are directed west to Chilliwack. We have no connection with Merritt. We have been and will be serviced with an MLA only half an hour away as compared to one over an hour away on a good day or up to three hours in winter conditions.