Have a say on B.C.’s changing federal electoral map

The Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for BC will hold public hearings so residents can share their views.

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.

Everyone is invited to attend the public hearings. Those wishing to make a representation must send the commission written notice no later than August 30, 2012.

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 www.federal redistribution.ca/ or call 1-855-747-7236 (toll-free).