Electoral Boundaries Commission coming to town

Residents will get to voice their opinion on the provincial riding borders in October.

Local residents will get a chance to voice their opinion on the provincial riding borders when the B.C. Electoral Boundaries Commission rolls through Cranbrook in October.

“”Now is the time to have your say and shape your province,” said Commission Chair Justice Tom Melnick. “This democratic process is a unique opportunity for British Columbians to provide their views about how their communities are represented geographically in the Legislative Assembly.”

The Commission will start touring through the province on Sept. 22 to visit 29 communities across the province to hear views, receive presentations and submissions. The commission will be in Cranbrook on Tuesday, Oct. 7th at 7 p.m. at St. Eugene Mission Resort.

Input received from the tour will help form the commission’s preliminary report to the legislature assembly, which  they are mandated to submit before May 2015. Once the preliminary report has been published, British Columbians will have more opportunity to provide further feedback on proposed provincial electoral district areas, boundaries and names.

For more information about the commission or current electoral district maps, visit www.bc-ebc.ca.