Kudos to the Greater Vernon Governance Society for pushing an idea whose time has come, as long as they don’t call the new municipality Great Vernon.
But who designed that petition question? “I support a review…..to develop……to combine…..for the purpose……”
I see a scenario where those with an interest in the status quo get together, have their review and announce that amalgamation isn’t a good idea. End of story, because that’s all the petition asked for.
How about, “I support the amalgamation of Vernon, Coldstream and Areas B and C into one municipality, right now.”
As an aside, does anyone ever say they’re from “Area B”?