Part I – Initial Report to the House of Commons (December 6, 2012) – New Brunswick – Acknowledgements

Before the publication of our proposal and in the proposal itself, we invited the public to provide input to guide the preparation of our final report. This document is therefore largely the result of the efforts of New Brunswickers who made written and oral representations to the Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for the Province of New Brunswick (“the Commission”). We greatly appreciate these efforts and wish to thank all those who participated in the hearing process. Though not all the presenters’ views could be accepted, their comments, suggestions and ideas were very useful – and were instrumental to helping the Commission modify the most salient parts of our initial proposal, particularly those affecting the Moncton—Riverview—Dieppe and Fredericton electoral districts.

We also wish to acknowledge the work and commitment of the Commission staff, who provided support services:

  • Georgette Thibault, Secretary: Her organizational skills and ability to always positively deal with the public on behalf of the Commission is responsible, in large measure, for the respectful reception we received from the public in the course of the hearings.
  • Alain P. Tremblay, Geography Technical Specialist: As was stated many times during the public hearings, his services were indispensable. Alain was always at our disposal, no matter the time of day or day of the week. Without him, the Commission would have been unable to function effectively.
  • Annette Pelletier and Madeleine Sirois, Interpreters: They provided the public with a first-class simultaneous-translation service for each of our hearings, so that everyone could make their oral presentations in the official language of their choice.

The Commission would also like to thank Elections Canada, which assisted in the process. Their unrelenting support made it much easier for us to proceed within the time limitations imposed by law. Our special thanks go to Elections New Brunswick, who provided us with useful information when needed.





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