Friday March 16, 2012

 

 

Local Politics

Denying Democracy

Opposition says Clark stalling by-election

Submitted by Jan O'Brien, BC NDP

 

he 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 Legislature.

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 Columbians.

Now she's continuing to defy basic democratic representation by denying the residents of Chilliwack-Hope and Port Moody-Coquitlam a by-election.

Join our call for an immediate by-election and the return of representative democracy to Chilliwack-Hope and Port Moody-Coquitlam.


SEND CHRISTY CLARK A MESSAGE RIGHT NOW DEMANDING THAT SHE CALL THESE BY-ELECTIONS IMMEDIATELY.

Isn't it time that the citizens of Chilliwack, Hope, Coquitlam, Port Moody, and 58 other communities had their representatives?



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