My name is Elizabeth Marion and I own and operate two post mills in Princeton; namely Princeton Wood Preservers Ltd. and Princeton Post & Rail. Between the two mills I employ 40 people.
In my opinion the Electoral Boundary Commission is incorrect in recommending Princeton join the Boundary riding. Boundary is a large enough riding geographically as it is, and there is no connection between Princeton and the south.
Princeton has been a part of the Fraser-Nicola riding for years, and is suited there amongst other small, rural communities where no one community can dominate the riding.
I understand the Mayor of Princeton and many residents do not support the move which is understandable. We would be the small town on the edge of a riding that everyone would forget about. We would have no voice there at all, and it would be almost impossible for someone from Princeton to ever win and run as the MLA for that riding. Princeton should stay in the Fraser-Nicola where we have a voice economically, socially and politically. To move Princeton to Boundary would be to it's detriment.