BC ELECTORAL BOUNDARIES COMMISSION HOLDS PUBLIC MEETINGS ON VANCOUVER ISLAND
March 16, 2022
VICTORIA – The BC Electoral Boundaries Commission will hold public meetings across Vancouver Island next week. The Commission will visit seven communities between March 21 and 25, 2022: Victoria, Langford, Nanaimo, Port Alberni, Courtenay, Campbell River and Port McNeill.
There will also be a virtual public meeting for the entire Vancouver Island region on Tuesday, March 27.
“We are keen to hear from residents of the Vancouver Island region this coming week,” says Justice Nitya Iyer, Chair of the BC Electoral Boundaries Commission. “The perspectives of local community members are vital to the Commission’s work. We encourage you to share your thoughts with us on this important topic.”
The BC Electoral Boundaries Commission is an independent and non-partisan three-person panel with a mandate to review the area, names and boundaries of provincial electoral districts, and submit proposals to the Legislative Assembly.
The Commission considers not only population but also geography, demographics, means of communication and transportation, the protection of communities of interest and special circumstances in developing its proposals.
To provide input to the Commission, individuals and organizations can attend an in-person or virtual public meeting, complete the survey on the Commission website, or contact the Commission directly.
The deadline for public input to inform the Commission’s preliminary report is May 31, 2022.
Visit the Commission website to learn more about the Commission’s process, review maps and resources and view the schedule of public meetings.
BC Electoral Boundaries Commission