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Election Amendment Act

I am pleased to support this bill, the Election Amendment Act, specifically the registration of voters at 16 years old. Transcript S. Furstenau: I am pleased to rise today to speak in support of Bill 43, the Election Amendment Act. I think that this is a step that...

Bill 40: Debate on Electoral Reform

I rose in the house to deliver a speech on the Electoral Reform Referendum 2018 Amendment Act. Transcript I expect the member for Vancouver-Langara will be happy that the 24-page voter’s guide from Elections B.C. was sent out today, with information on both the ballot...

Debate on Proportional Representation

Today, I stood to speak to the debate on the Attorney General’s recommendations for the proportional representation referendum. This represents and extraordinary opportunity for British Columbians to participate in the future of our electoral system and our...

A New Normal

Last Wednesday, I spent much of my day in a helicopter with Andrew Wilkinson – the leader of the BC Liberal Party – and John Martin, MLA for Chilliwack.  We flew from the Vancouver airport up the Fraser River, looking from above at the fast-moving, swollen...

Bill 6: My Statement on Electoral Reform amendment

Yesterday, I rose to speak against an amendment put forward by the BC Liberals on Bill 6. This bill is about setting up a conversation about whether our current electoral system is the best system to advance the values that British Columbians share.  Transcript I...

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