Elections B.C.

One Simple Donation Rule And B.C. Liberals Still Broke It

Dermod Travis | Posted 03.14.2017 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

This past weekend the Globe and Mail reported that lobbyists in the province have been making political donations on behalf of their clients, effectively camouflaging the identity of the real donors and breaking B.C.'s Elections Act in the process.

Don't Take Any Civics Lesson From The BC NDP

Warren Kinsella | Posted 03.10.2017 | Canada British Columbia
Warren Kinsella

Are the BC NDP full of crap? Yeah, sort of, they are. They've gone bananas about the fact that Elections BC is asking the governing party about fundraising stuff. What they're not telling anyone is that they're being asked, too. And John Horgan's crew aren't enthusiastic about anyone probing BC NDP fundraising practices. There's a history, you see.

B.C. Pipeline Approval 'Tainted' By Political Donations: Petition

CP | Geordan Omand, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.01.2017 | Canada British Columbia

A court petition asks the B.C. Supreme Court to overturn an environmental assessment certificate granted earlier this year.

B.C. Liberal Party Donors Far From Being A Grassroots Crowd

Dermod Travis | Posted 01.27.2017 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

Mere hours before the New York Times went to press with its look at the B.C. Liberal party's ethical scorecard, the party chose to get its 2016 fundraising results out ahead of the storm. One last chance at political counter-spin and what a marvel of spin it was. U.S. Republican party strategist Karl Rove would have been proud.

Prince George, B.C. Offering Free Transit On Election Day

CBC | Posted 10.07.2016 | Canada British Columbia

The unanimous decision was made in less than a few minutes.

Fallout From Local B.C. Elections Is Like A Comedy Skit

Dermod Travis | Posted 06.21.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

Politicians aren't boy scouts. The honour code isn't going to work. One agency needs to step up and enforce the law.

Whether You Voted (Or Not) In B.C. May No Longer Be A Secret

Dermod Travis | Posted 06.02.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

Last September's proposal by the four parties isn't about engaging voters, it's about tracking voters in an era of data mining.

Vancouve Campaign Spending Contagion Spreading Fast

Dermod Travis | Posted 04.29.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

The returns are in and some of the 2014 local election campaign spending in B.C. isn't pretty. How the parties spent their moolah also says something about their campaign approach.

B.C. Muncipal Elections: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

Dermod Travis | Posted 01.17.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

Saturday was a good day for local democracy in B.C. As one person noted online: "First time in my life I've had to wait to vote in a local election....What the hell is going on?" What was going on was that voters were coming out of the woodwork by the thousands in towns and cities across B.C. and it seems that those who skipped 2011 had one thing on their mind this time.

We'll Never Know How Much Kinder Morgan Spent In B.C. Municipal Race

DeSmog Canada | Posted 12.29.2014 | Canada British Columbia
DeSmog Canada

While voters will someday know how much non-profits including Dogwood Initiative spent during the election, as it stands it will forever remain a mystery how much oil giants such as Kinder Morgan have pumped into advertising during this year's municipal campaign.

Elections BC Sides With Kinder Morgan

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Elections BC says energy giant Kinder Morgan does not need to register as a third-party advertiser in the province's civic election campai...

Kinder Morgan Should Register With Elections BC As Advertiser: MP

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.09.2014 | Canada British Columbia

BURNABY, B.C. - A Vancouver-area member of Parliament believes energy giant Kinder Morgan should register with Elections BC as a third-party advertise...

Law Infringes On Free Speech, Upheld: Judge

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.21.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A British Columbia judge has upheld a law that requires anyone engaged in political advertising during a provincial election campaign to r...

Enbridge Covers Northern B.C. With Ads Before Kitimat Northern Gateway Vote

DeSmog Canada | Posted 05.18.2014 | Canada British Columbia
DeSmog Canada

Enbridge's ad spend on the Kitimat vote so far is more than three times what the company would be allowed to spend in an electoral district during a provincial election. During a provincial election or initiative vote, Elections BC restricts how much companies and other third-party advertisers can spend -- but no such rules apply to the April 12 plebiscite.

Will Internet Voting Make A Difference?

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.23.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Internet voting requires more fine tuning — especially when it comes to eliminating security risks — before it can be widely used in pr...

Vancouver-Langara Voting Book Missing: Elections BC

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.06.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Elections BC says the disappearance of an election ballot box means there could be a breach of personal information such as names and addre...

No Take Backs

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.29.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The final count of ballots is now complete, and only one riding has changed hands in favour of the New Democratic Party since election nig...

No Seat For Christy Clark

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 05.28.2013 | Canada British Columbia

It's official: Christy Clark has lost her seat in the B.C. Legislature. Elections BC completed the final tally of votes in the Vancouver-Point Grey...

The Final Countdown

CBC | Posted 07.27.2013 | Canada British Columbia

The last stage of B.C.'s 40th general election is underway with the start of the final vote count — and there is the potential for election night re...

Time to Talk About Proportional Representation Again, B.C.

Doug Bailie | Posted 07.25.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Doug Bailie

British Columbians, both voters and politicians, who care about democracy need to start talking about electoral reform again. A minority of voters elected a B.C. Liberal majority government. Here's one way Legislature can one day be reflective of the people you see on the streets of every city, town and village across the province.

'He Is The Man To Carry On'

CBC | Posted 07.16.2013 | Canada British Columbia

British Columbia NDP Leader Adrian Dix has kept a low profile since conceding victory to the Liberals two days ago in a surprise end to the provincial...

'I Felt Too Lazy'

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.15.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - This week's provincial election in British Columbia was the first chance 18-year-old Merwa Almalike had to vote since she became eligible ...

Are Dix's Days Numbered?

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 05.15.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Are Adrian Dix's days as NDP leader numbered? The Province's Mike Smyth set off a torrent of speculation online when he tweeted on Wednesday that a...

Those Robocalls Have To Stop

CBC | Posted 07.14.2013 | Canada British Columbia

The B.C. Conservative Party has been ordered to stop election day robocalling by Elections B.C. Spokesperson Don Main says the calls went...

Where To Vote Tuesday

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 05.14.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Tomorrow, May 14, is the B.C. provincial election. Polling stations will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. PT. Advance polling is now closed, and voter...