Incorrect information about proposed federal electoral boundaries appeared in the Jan. 29 edition of the Langley Advance [The political future?].
The proposed boundaries illustrated for new Cloverdale-Langley and Fort Langley-Aldergrove ridings have been changed by the Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for B.C.
The final report by the commission differed from the original proposed boundaries shown on the 29th.
The boundaries as proposed to Parliament would still create two ridings out of parts of Langley, along with portions of Surrey and Abbotsford.
The new Cloverdale-Langley riding would include all of Langley City, and all of Willoughby west of 208th Street and the Willoughby Connector, up to the TransCanada Highway. The western side of the riding would include Cloverdale north of Highway 10 and much of the Clayton area.
The new Langley-Abbotsford riding would include the remainder of Langley, including Brookswood and Walnut Grove, as well as a portion of rural western Abbotsford.
Parliament can comment and suggest changes to riding boundaries, but an independent commission will make the final decision.
Riding boundaries are re-drawn every 10 years, based on census data, to keep ridings roughly proportional to one another.