British Columbia's Local Government Act sets out the structure and rules of regional district and municipal governance. The Act is clear in stating that each electoral area is represented by one, and only one, Electoral Area Director. An electoral area that seeks a greater level of political representation has the option, subject to provincial approval, to pursue local government restructuring through:
• the incorporation of all or a portion of the electoral area
• the transfer, through an electoral area boundary change, of a portion of the electoral area to an adjacent existing electoral area
• the division of the electoral area into two separate areas.
In the case of Electoral Area C, the Ministry approved the consideration of incorporation for Sorrento and Blind Bay with the provision that, should an incorporation referendum fail, Electoral Area C would be divided into two areas to ensure more effective elected representation. The creation of Electoral Area G is the outcome of that work.