Since the last election campaign, membership in the Green Party of Canada for New West residents is at an all time high. Support has been growing, with young and old alike keeping the flame alive until we head to the polls again in 2019. This kind of between election support for a small political party is rare, so what’s up, Greens? I was the candidate for New … [Read more...] about Green Party Alive and Well
Two contestant meetings have been organized by the Electoral District Association for the Conservative party; all candidate events for the upcoming Conservative Party nomination on July 25th. The first event will be held between 6:30PM-8:30PM at the Justice Institute Theater, 715 McBride Boulevard, New Westminster. The second event will be Wednesday, July 15th between 6:30PM … [Read more...] about Conservative Nomination Update for New West-Coquitam Riding
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.
Video is up for last Wednesday's all-candidates' meeting, courtesy of David Maidman of Pumpkinhead Productions. Part one: Introductions Regional transportation & the North Fraser Perimeter Road (5:00)) Food security, lower carbon footprint & healthier population (10:02) New Westminster All-Candidates Meeting, May 6th, 2009 7-9pm from David Maidman on … [Read more...] about Video: New West all-candidates’ meeting
I need to be clear that I am speaking on behalf of Jen Arbo, here, and not Tenth to the Fraser. Tenth to the Fraser does not endorse any particular candidate. Most Tenth to the Fraser readers will recognize that I generally write about things like gardening, lifestyles, spa treatments, local businesses, and people who don't shovel their sidewalk. I usually leave the politic-y … [Read more...] about Political Grinch