Part II Amendments to the Initial Report (June 17, 2013) – British Columbia – Introduction

Introduction

Initially some 24 objections to our Report were filed with the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs (the Committee). Certain of these were not continued. The Commission has now had an opportunity to consider all remaining objections. Given the substantial nature of our task, namely the addition of 6 seats to the existing 36 seats in the province, it could reasonably be anticipated that not everyone would endorse our proposed dispositions.

Certain of the objections related to nomenclature and others involved the demarcation of electoral boundaries. We will first address demarcation issues, and then issues about the names of certain reconfigured districts.