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  • STV - Know more before you vote
    News Releases Videos and Radio About Us Mail Us Privacy Policy Media Contacts 2009 No BC STV Campaign Society Authorized by Norman G Grdina Financial Agent No STV Suite 207

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  • STV - Know more before you vote
    This site complies with the following Privacy Policy This site may collect certain non personally identifiable information when you visit many of our web pages such as the type of browser you are using e g Netscape Internet Explorer the type of operating system you are using e g Windows or Mac OS and the domain name of your Internet service provider e g Telus Shaw This site collects no personally identifying information about individuals except when specifically and knowingly provided by such individuals Information provided by visitors to this site is only maintained as needed to fulfill the stated purpose of the communication Although we take appropriate measures to safeguard against unauthorized disclosures of information we cannot assure you that personally identifiable information that we collect will never be disclosed in a manner that is inconsistent with this Privacy Notice We may disclose personally identifiable information in response to legal process for example in response to a court order or a subpoena We also may disclose such information in response to a law enforcement agency s request Any changes to this privacy policy will be posted and explained as soon as they go into effect This site and its

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  • STV - Know more before you vote
    Questions and Answers Electoral Areas STV in Reality A Day in the Life of Ireland s Dail hockey analogy What You Can Do News Links Media Contacts Bill Tieleman President No BC STV Campaign Society email weststar telus net Phone 604 844 7827 or Cell 778 896 0964 David Schreck Secretary Treaurer No BC STV Campaign Society email nostv shaw ca Phone 604 984 8344 About Us Mail Us Privacy

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  • STV - Know more before you vote
    will result in a more representative and accountable legislature It works well in places like Malta which is more like Lilliput than British Columbia We do know that STV will give greater voice to the minor parties and may produce more frequent minority governments We are told that minority governments can be a good thing they keep governments on their toes Minority governments certainly have their place but surely not in difficult economic times which call for strong leadership and bold decision making in place of endless compromise Strong arguments to change our system are made from citing the B C Election of 1996 when the Liberals won the popular vote and the NDP won more seats Another example that offends is the 2000 US presidential election when George Bush won the presidency by a majority of the electoral college while the Democrats won the popular vote These results are exceedingly rare in North American experience In 1996 the NDP won because they won a majority of constituencies and it is constituency voters not the overall provincial vote that determines who is to govern the province Under STV the existing eighty five constituencies would disappear and be replaced by twenty giant constituencies You can see these proposed constituencies on the Elections B C website In other words you will not have local community representatives any more but regional representation instead Ballots will be large regional ballots with multi candidates to choose from Since the entire region votes for your MLA you will find in time that successful candidates will tend to come from the regional population centre In the new proposed capital region riding successful candidates will favour the core Victoria vote and Sooke and Central Saanich will become further removed from their representative We will not have local community

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  • STV - Know more before you vote
    business and labour organizations who are advising their members to reject STV in the May 12 provincial referendum on electoral systems NO STV President Bill Tieleman said today it is very encouraging that both the Vancouver Board of Trade and the BC division of the Canadian Union of Public Employees have publicly stated their opposition to STV The fact that groups representing both employers and workers are rejecting the Single Transferable Vote sends a clear message to BC voters Tieleman said These two organizations often have very different perspectives on public policy issues but when it comes to STV business and labour both agree it s a bad idea for BC In a letter sent to all Vancouver Board of Trade members Chair and CEO Dr Don Rix said the organization studied the implications of STV and recommends voting to reject it and keep the existing First Past The Post system Rix said the Board is concerned that reducing 85 one member ridings to just 20 large multiple member ridings for all of BC under STV would result in less effective local representation and that in major cities the number of names on election ballots would be enormous Rix also says the Board is concerned that STV would create political instability minority governments more frequent elections and that Constant coalition governments could threaten sound public and economic policy in our province The STV process likely compromises the clarity of the voting process the impact of a citizen s vote and the stability of our political process and provincial governance As a result The Board of Trade does not support the STV vote as being in the best interest of our members your businesses or our province Rix writes while adding that the Board does support electoral reform CUPE BC reminds

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  • STV - Know more before you vote
    would hurt the chances of women being elected in British Columbia as Members of the Legislative Assembly if it were passed in the May 12 referendum says NO STV the group opposing STV Vancouver city councilor Andrea Reimer and former provincial NDP cabinet minister Anne Edwards say that decades of experience in the two countries which use STV as their national electoral system demonstrate the failings of STV for women In Ireland s 2007 STV election just 13 3 of those elected to the Dail their parliament were women and that was an all time high said Reimer a Vision Vancouver councilor and former Green Party Vancouver School Board trustee And in Malta under STV just 9 2 of elected were women in 2003 these are very poor results Edwards an NDP cabinet minister from 1991 to 1996 and author of the book Seeking Balance Conversations with BC Women in Politics says it is frustrating hearing STV proponents wrongly claiming that STV will elect more women We have to do a much better job of electing women but the facts are the facts under STV the number of women elected has been simply appalling Edwards said Under our current first past the post system in BC we have elected between 22 and 27 women MLAs since 1991 not good enough but STV would be a giant step backwards Both Reimer and Edwards say that a Friday event sponsored by the Yes for BC STV group with the title A Vote for STV is a Vote for Women s Representation is completely misleading based on the facts of past election results Toronto commentator Judy Rebick and Scottish Member of Parliament Tricia Marwick are scheduled speakers at the event Reimer added that Supporters of STV will point to the Australian senate as

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  • STV - Know more before you vote
    the Attorney General s Ministry to give our organization the responsibility for running a vigorous educational campaign to defeat the STV electoral system proposal which we believe would be disastrous for British Columbia said Tieleman a communications consultant and newspaper columnist STV is a confusing and complicated electoral system that would take away accountable local elected representatives and replace them with regional MLAs in ridings with as many as seven members Tieleman said STV also gives unequal weight to votes in different ridings fails to deliver true proportional representation especially for rural voters and would make it harder for independent and third parties to elect MLAs Tieleman said that KNOW STV the group that successfully fought STV in the 2005 referendum has been renamed the NO BC STV Campaign Society a registered non profit group NO STV Secretary Treasurer David Schreck said the problems with the Single Transferable Vote explain why it is such a rare and obscure electoral system STV is only used as a national government voting system in two small island countries Malta and Ireland said Schreck a former NDP MLA STV has been around since the 1920s in both those countries but no other country has adopted it in over 80 years why would British Columbians want such a bizarre electoral system with so many problems NO STV s other directors include former Social Credit cabinet minister Bruce Strachan former BC Citizens Assembly representative Rick Dignard and former Green Party Vancouver school trustee Andrea Reimer now a Vision Vancouver city councilor Schreck said Other active members include former provincial deputy minister Bob Plecas former NDP cabinet minister Anne Edwards former Citizens Assembly member Jyoti Gill Trinity Western University political science professor John Redekop and business owner Paul Gill Tieleman said NO STV is completely non partisan

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