Federal riding changes for Mission/Abbotsford

New boundaries have been proposed, and the public is invited to comment in the fall.

The Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for B.C. has redrawn the proposed federal riding for Mission-Matsqui, which will drop Pitt Meadows and most of Maple Ridge, and expand south into Abbotsford.

The new boundaries would run from 240 Street in Maple Ridge, north to Alouette and Stave Lakes, then south to encompass Mission, continuing into Abbotsford.

Most of northern Abbotsford would be in the riding, including Sumas Mountain east from the Vedder River to Atkinson Road, Lower Sumas Mountain Road, north along Sumas Way, then continuing west along Maclure Road to Mt. Lehman Road.

The remainder of the city would be linked with Abbotsford-Sumas in another electoral riding.

These electoral ridings are draft proposals, which the public can now comment on and provide feedback during public hearings slated for fall.

The local meeting will be held at the Ramada Plaza & Conference Centre, 36035 North Parallel Road, on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m.