Archive for the category "politics"

Rock The Vote BC 2013

March 18th, 2013 @ 9:44am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Rock the Vote BC is a non-partisan voter registration campaign to increase voter turnout among BC’s university and college students and they want to make sure that May 14, 2013 is on everyone’s calendar. In 2009, only 51% of eligible voters in BC went to the polls in the general election and more than 500,000 […]

Vancouver Election Results 2011

November 19th, 2011 @ 11:05pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

The people of Vancouver have spoken (well the 34.6% of voters who turned out) and Vancouver’s Mayor is once again Gregor Robertson. Here are the results as of 11:00pm, November 19, 2011 after all 135 polls have reported: Mayor Gregor Robertson (Vision Vancouver) City Councillors Raymond Louie (Vision Vancouver), Kerry Jang (Vision Vancouver), Heather Deal […]

Vancouver Votes iPhone App

October 27th, 2011 @ 1:32pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Municipal elections are taking place in Vancouver November 19, 2011. You can find out various information about your registration, where to vote, and more from the election office or online. However, if you’re on the go and want all of this information in your purse or pocket, there’s also an app for that. The City […]

Vancouver Municipal Election 2011

October 3rd, 2011 @ 10:09am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Municipal Election Office is now open in Vancouver in anticipation of this fall’s election. Photo credit: Foxtongue on Flickr Where 450 West Broadway, East of the Broadway/City Hall Canada Line Dates Open Monday to Friday until November 19, 2011 (election day) Hours 8:30am to 5:00pm excluding statutory holidays (like Thanksgiving on the 10th) Find […]

Polling Stations in Vancouver

May 2nd, 2011 @ 7:45am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Today is election day in Canada and if you haven’t already cast your vote in advanced polls, you have from 7:00am until 7:00pm (Pacific Time) to do so. If you’re in Vancouver Centre like me, here are your candidates: Adriane Carr Green F / T Jennifer Clarke Conservative T Hedy Fry Liberal F / T […]

Where to Sign the HST Petition

May 17th, 2010 @ 1:00pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

The HST or Harmonized Sales Tax is coming to BC July 1st. It does away with our Provincial Sales Tax (currently 7%) but still adds 7% to the GST. BC’s HST will be 12% while other provinces adopting the system, such as Ontario, will have a 13% HST. The Canada Revenue Agency is hosting seminars […]

BC-STV Referendum on Electoral Reform

May 12th, 2009 @ 8:28am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Today we’re not only voting in the Provincial election, but British Columbians are also participating in a referendum on electoral reform. This means we can vote to change our current plurality or “first past the post” electoral process to BC-STV or “single transferable vote”. I’ve been looking for resources, I had some interview opportunities to […]

Mary McNeil Candidate Interview Vancouver False-Creek

May 11th, 2009 @ 6:46pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

In April I did three candidate interviews in one day, covering Vancouver West-End and Vancouver-Hastings and I thought those would be my last. Three more interviews later and I’m falling behind on content, as expected. I was however able to meet up with Mary McNeil, the BC Liberal candidate for Vancouver False-Creek so here are […]