Results from the BC referendum on electoral reform

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The results from BC’s referendum were announced this afternoon. Sadly, the outcome is not what we were hoping for; below is a link to a CBC report on the results. Changing our electoral system is long & vital process. Fair Vote Canada will continue to work toward instituting a more fair and equitable electoral system which ensures that every vote cast influences the election results.

CBC News: B.C. votes to keep first-past-the-post electoral system

B.C. votes to keep first-past-the-post electoral system

For the third time, British Columbians have voted to keep the first-past-the-post system for provincial elections.

‘I think electoral reform is finished,’ says deputy premier Carole James

CBC News

Posted: Dec 20, 2018 12:05 PM PT

B.C.’s deputy premier Carole James says the people have spoken and the issue of electoral reform is finished.

For the third time, British Columbians have voted to keep the first-past-the-post system for provincial elections.

Elections BC announced the results Thursday, saying 61.3 per cent of ballots had been cast in favour of the status quo, while proportional representation got 38.7 per cent.

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Wishing you all the very best of the season,

Sharon Sommerville
for FVC-WR

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