This is a guest post by Dave Lundy, a truck driver who resides in Sapperton. He is active within the political community of Burnaby, New Westminster and Coquitlam. His passion is politics. An outspoken, opinionated contributor in various forums on Tenth to the Fraser, Dave has had numerous letters to the editor published in local newspapers. He is married to his wonderful wife … [Read more...] about Electoral Reform? Try a reformed electorate
Image by hessiebell via Flickr As of 10:15 pm: With 10 of 148 ballot boxed reporting, BC-STV has earned only 44% of the vote so far. 60% of the provincial popular vote is required for the electoral reform referendum to be passed. Currently, provincial popular support for BC-STV is about 39%, a blow for BC-STV supporters. Major news outlets have called the defeat of the … [Read more...] about BC-STV Not Supported by Voters in the Royal City
I returned home recently from casting my ballots for the Referendum on Electoral Reform and for the provincial election. Passing a 'save our schools' sign near the parking lot of Connaught Heights Elementary School, we were greeted warmly by our fellow citizens and after a short paperwork check, we voted. I am one of those kooks that really like voting and now as I write, my … [Read more...] about The BC Election Results Roll In.
In Favour Greg Henschel, opposed Anita Hagen. Henschel was a member of the Citizens Assembly on Election Reform. He was chosen at random to participate. He reminds us that the assembly was brought together by the government to give recommendations on electoral reform after recent elections ( for example in 2001 when the Liberals won all but 2 seats with 53% of the popular … [Read more...] about BC-STV Debate Follows All Candidates Event.
This is a guest post by Reena Meijer Drees, who is a New Westminster resident active in the campaign supporting BC-STV. Watch for a follow-up post tomorrow on the potential impact of electoral reform on local politics. You can read more about BC-STV on Reena’s blog and STV.ca (”Yes” side) or nostv.org (”No” side). Opponents of STV are welcome to respond in the comments and/or … [Read more...] about What would BC- STV do for New West?
This is a guest post by Reena Meijer Drees, who is a New Westminster resident active in the campaign supporting BC-STV. Watch for a follow-up post tomorrow on the potential impact of electoral reform on local politics. You can read more about BC-STV on Reena's blog and STV.ca ("Yes" side) or nostv.org ("No" side). Opponents of STV are welcome to respond in the comments and/or … [Read more...] about Why reform BC politics?