Input sought on boundary changes

The Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for British Columbia will hold public hearings on the new federal electoral map.

The Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for British Columbia will hold public hearings so residents can share their views on the new federal electoral map it recently proposed.

The commission’s proposal focuses on the creation of six new electoral districts as a result of the increase in the province’s population.

Every 10 years, commissions readjust the boundaries of federal electoral districts while taking into consideration population numbers, communities of interest or identity, historical patterns and geography. After consultations, the commissions make final decisions about where electoral boundaries will be located.

Everyone is invited to attend the public hearings.

Those wishing to make a representation must send the commission written notice no later than Aug. 30.

The commission is also accepting written comments until Oct. 18.

To read the proposal, get the hearing dates and locations or send a notice of representation, visit federal-redistribution.ca under British Columbia, e-mail bc-cb@rfed-rcf.ca or call toll-free 1-855-747-7236.

 

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