This is absolutely a critical issue. The BC Government is listening mostly to incumbent politicians through the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM), and the Lower Mainland Local Government Association (LMLGA), etc. The citizen voice must increase a hundredfold. Legislation could be adopted within days or weeks.
This interview is absolutely a must-listen. Key information about the BC Government’s plans for major changes to legislation governing the province’s municipal elections. Some changes will be adopted in Legislature this spring, some time after Feb 11, and go into effect for the Nov 15, 2013 civic elections province-wide. Others will be for the subsequent elections. Related article on CKNW copied at bottom — with active comments at the link.
WKDMorning News with guest host Shane Woodford – Sun Jan 26, 2014 – Hour 2
Total time 9+15+13=37 minutes. Guest include Cora Lee Oakes – Minister of Community, Sport, and Cultural Development, and George Affleck – NPA City Councillor for the City of Vancouver.
7:06-7:15 MUNICIPAL ELECTION REFORM
Intro by Shane Woodford
- Refer to Twitter hashtag #munipoli these days for municipal politics
Cora Lee Oakes – Minister of Community, Sport, and Cultural Development
- Change in election…
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