March 16, 2012
Opposition says Clark stalling
Submitted by Jan O'Brien, BC NDP
Premier has denied the people of Chilliwack-Hope and Port
Moody-Coquitlam representation in the Legislature for too long.
In September of 2011, the
BC Liberal MLA for Port Moody-Coquitlam quit to take a job at the
Vancouver Board of Trade. Ever since then, the 45,995 residents of
Port Moody-Coquitlam have been without a representative in the BC
In January, the BC Liberal MLA for Chilliwack-Hope also resigned,
leaving 43,720 constituents without a voice.
TODAY, 90,000 BRITISH COLUMBIANS HAVE NO ELECTED REPRESENTATIVE
BECAUSE PREMIER CHRISTY CLARK REFUSES TO CALL THESE BY-ELECTIONS.
In the meantime, she is spending large amounts of taxpayers' money
on government ads in these two constituencies.
Whether it was debate over the provincial budget, or the daily
question period - it has been too long since more than 90,000
constituents have had a representative in the Legislature.
PREMIER CLARK HAS A TRACK RECORD ON ELECTION DELAYS.
Last year, she served as an un-elected Premier for 3 months before
calling a by-election in Vancouver-Point Grey.
Today, Premier Clark's government is without a mandate from British
Now she's continuing to defy basic democratic representation by
denying the residents of Chilliwack-Hope and Port Moody-Coquitlam a
Join our call for an immediate by-election and the return of
representative democracy to Chilliwack-Hope and Port
SEND CHRISTY CLARK A MESSAGE RIGHT NOW DEMANDING THAT SHE CALL THESE
Isn't it time that the citizens of Chilliwack, Hope, Coquitlam, Port
Moody, and 58 other communities had their representatives?
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