Voters need to be aware of election boundary changes

Liberal Party candidate for riding hears surprise from residents when he shares news of boundary change

Dear Editor,

I am writing in response to your story on May 31, 2015 entitled: Candidates chosen: Focus shifts to boundary changes. The new federal electoral district of Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon takes in a large diverse area and many voters are unaware of the recent federal riding boundary changes.  As I canvas in the new riding, where I have resided since 1974, voters have expressed surprise about the boundary changes but they have also conveyed common concerns and interests regardless of their location in the riding. For example whether voters reside in Lillooet or Agassiz or Matsqui they share concerns about promoting local economic development, job creation and sustainable agriculture, to name a few. In fact, in my more than three decades of farming and running a business in Matsqui and Abbotsford, these have always been a prime concern. My appreciation to the Agassiz-Harrison Observer for highlighting the federal boundary changes for voters in what is now the electoral district of Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon.

Yours sincerely,

Jati Sidhu

Liberal Party of Canada Candidate

Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon