Bc Ridings

This Could Be Worse Than Gracie's Finger

Dermod Travis | Posted 03.08.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

In 1982, then Social Credit cabinet minister Grace McCarthy was suspected of using her influence to have her Little Mountain riding boundaries redrawn to include a sliver of a wealthy Vancouver neighbourhood. That sliver was forever known as Gracie's finger. Thirty-two years later, the B.C. government is proposing amendments that could make the controversy over Gracie's finger pale by comparison.

Battleground B.C.

The Huffington Post Canada | Eric Grenier | Posted 10.14.2013 | Canada British Columbia

The campaign to elect British Columbia’s next government begins today. The polls suggest the New Democrats might win in a landslide, but there are n...

New Electoral Boundaries Shaft Rural B.C.

Bernard von Schulmann | Posted 03.31.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Bernard von Schulmann

With a large geographic area, difficult travel, and a high population, the ability of a rural MP from B.C. to do a good job of representing their area is severely hampered. MPs from rural B.C. are more likely to burn out or to not do their job well than anywhere else in Canada. If there were more rural B.C. MPs issues like the mountain pine beetle, treaty negotiations, pipelines, and environmental assessments would have a higher profile in federal politics.

Why B.C.'s Getting 6 New Federal Ridings

CBC | Posted 03.30.2013 | Canada British Columbia

B.C. will get six new seats in the next federal election because of its growing population, raising the total number of electoral districts in the pro...