Bc Mla

Whips And Chains In B.C. Politics

Sean Holman | Posted 06.24.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Sean Holman

Out of the 32,328 votes cast between June 2001 and April 2012, just 80 or 0.25 percent were cast by MLAs voting against their own party. That means a party with a majority can essentially do whatever it wants in the legislature -- so much so that last time a government bill was defeated was 1953, the same year Joseph Stalin died. But those numbers also suggest, as one former MLA told me, "There's got to be times -- random chance if nothing else -- that some of us actually disagree with what we're voting on." It's a position, if you're elected, you could find yourself in.

Which MLA Spends The Most On Travel?

The Huffington Post B.C. | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 02.01.2013 | Canada British Columbia

A B.C. NDP MLA spends more on travel than anyone else in the legislature, but some ministers may have got off easy because their expenses are allocat...