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Federal Liberals tap former B.C. MLA Richard Lee as new candidate in Burnaby South

After a rocky week, the Liberals have found a new candidate for the Burnaby South byelection.

Former B.C. Liberal MLA Richard Lee will face off against federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh in the race, joining the party days after former candidate Karen Wang left the race over a controversial social media post. 454 more words


B.C. premier officially kicks off Nanaimo byelection campaign

Supported by B.C. premier John Horgan, Sheila Malcolmson launched her byelection race in Nanaimo on Saturday – and the one time MP and four-time municipal politician is well aware that every handshake counts. 354 more words


Will eliminating "monster homes" help or hurt the ALR?

With a turnover in provincial government, the NDP didn’t waste time in implementing several policies to strengthen one legacy that many British Columbians, regardless of partisanship, are proud of: the Agricultural Land Reserve. 1,658 more words


BC may have just voted in favour of proportional representation

Using party vote-share-by-district data from the 2017 Provincial General Election and the most recent reported ballots-screened-by-district data, I estimate the share of the vote in favour of proportional representation at 58%. 1,512 more words


Last chance to vote in B.C.'s proportional representation referendum

The clock is ticking down on B.C.’s referendum on proportional representation.

Voters have until 4:30 p.m. on Friday to get their ballot to Elections BC, which means if it is put in the mail now, it will not arrive on time. 317 more words


Turnout for PR referendum in B.C. continues to rise

Two days before the deadline to return proportional representation referendum ballots to Elections BC, voter turnout has hit 40 per cent.

That figure has the BC NDP, who support proportional representation, demanding Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson respect the results of the referendum. 78 more words