Surrey Board of Trade Disagrees with Proposed Federal Electoral Boundary Changes

The Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission published its report outlining proposed changes to the federal electoral boundaries for British Columbia. The proposed changes still need to be approved by the federal government.

“We disagree with the recommended redistribution of electoral boundaries because some Surrey Members of Parliament will have to focus on two cities instead of one, limiting the focus and attention that Surrey requires from the Federal Government for city-building infrastructure investments,” said Anita Huberman, President & CEO, Surrey Board of Trade. “South Surrey neighbourhoods, Fraser Heights, Tynehead, and Port Kells will all be redistributed to other cities, in terms of federal political representation, because of population density. The changes would remove many parts of Surrey and incorporate them into neighbouring cities.”

South Surrey would lose land to Delta, cutting a community off from the city.

Fraser Heights and Tynehead/Port Kells would be split from Surrey and added to the Langley Township – a city that has been densifying rapidly.

Side by side comparison of the proposed changes.

Read the full report here https://redecoupage- rprt/bc_rprt_e.pdf


Anita Huberman, 604-634-0342,