Tuesday, September 9, 2008

2008 Federal Election in Rural BC

From now until October 16th I will be looking at the ridings of rural BC and the issues that matter to rural communities in BC.

The 10 Ridings are:
  • British Columbia Southern Interior
  • Cariboo - Prince George
  • Chilliwack - Fraser Canyon
  • Kamloops - Cariboo - Thompson
  • Kootenay - Columbia
  • Okanagan - Coquihalla
  • Okanagan - Shuswap
  • Prince George - Peace River
  • Skeena - Bulkley Valley
  • Vancouver Island North
There are rural areas that are part of urban ridings, but they do not represent rural BC. Even some of the 10 above are less rural than I would like, but they are all still very much connected to the rural economy and lifestyle.

The only interior riding not on this list is Kelowna - Lake Country. This is a small urban riding and has no connection to rural issues.

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