Reform the Vancouver Charter and British Columbia Local Government Act: Give BC municipalities control over local elections

Petition to Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development

Vancouver City Council has formed an election task force to examine new tools for engaging voters and boosting turn-out during municipal elections. This is the latest development in a multi-partisan reform effort that spans over a decade. Beginning in 2005, the city petitioned the province for the ability to change the voting system used in local elections.  Since that time, Vancouver city council has made unanimous requests for this change in 2007, 2010, 2012 and again in 2013.  The provincial government failed to respond to any of these five (5) requests. 

On April 4th, 2016, the Liberal government of Ontario announced enabling legislation which will allow municipalities the choice of changing their own local voting system.  Meanwhile, though the BC Liberal Party promised to implement the majority of the recommendations from its 2010 Local Government Elections Task Force, they failed to address voting system reform in advance of the 2014 municipal elections.  

We hereby call on the government of British Columbia to immediately pass enabling legislation to allow local governments to enact voting system reforms as necessary to ensure healthy and participatory democracies.

Who's signing

Nicholas Kleider
Larry Coley
Ken Terry
Cindy Sum
Modelia Ryan
Todd Mitchell
Shannon Booth
Rachel Osborn
Lindsay Miller
Marve Baribeau
Dirishue Koeck
730 SIGNATURES
2,000 signatures

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  • P Lavoie
    signed 2016-09-17 12:58:10 -0700
  • Hayley Hastings
    signed 2016-09-17 12:57:11 -0700
  • Nicholas Kleider
    signed 2016-09-17 12:52:43 -0700
  • Larry Coley
    signed 2016-09-17 12:51:40 -0700
  • Ken Terry
    signed 2016-09-17 12:50:58 -0700
  • Rick Orser
    @RickOrser tweeted link to this page. 2016-09-08 15:37:40 -0700
    It's time to change municipal politics in BC! Sign the electoral reform petition now at 123Vancouver.ca http://www.123vancouver.ca/sign_the_petition?recruiter_id=934
  • Rick Orser
    signed 2016-09-08 15:34:57 -0700
    Vancouver City Council candidate, 2011 & 2014
  • wes kmet
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-09-07 20:50:36 -0700
    Please sign and pass it on---It's way passed time to change municipal politics in BC! Sign the electoral reform petition now at 123Vancouver.ca
  • Lyrissa Smillie
    signed 2016-09-07 19:32:35 -0700
  • Scott McKenzie
    signed 2016-09-03 13:17:33 -0700
  • Cindy Sum
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  • Modelia Ryan
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