Hilary Crowley

Federal Election

January 30, 2019 - 11:32am

The referendum on proportional representation failed in BC. Only 13% of voters in Peace River voted in favour of Proportional Representation, the lowest % in the Province, closely followed by Nechako Lakes.. Is this because the area is strongly Conservative? The provincial Liberals, a coalition of right-wing voters, came out strongly against proportional representation. Both Prince George Ridings supported First Past the Post by 71%. One of the main reasons given for voting the referendum down, was that voters found the choices too confusing.

Will British Columbia be the Leader?

December 4, 2018 - 9:53am

BC has this wonderful opportunity to lead Canada into the 21st century. Once BC has adopted Proportional Representation; Quebec, New Brunswick and PEI will follow suit and hopefully Canada too. The Proportional Representation campaign in BC is drawing to a close. In another week, we should know if the scare tactics and negative advertising worked for the No side so that we are stuck with the status quo and nothing will have changed.

Democratic Reform

November 6, 2018 - 11:06am

Some people are still unaware that there is a referendum underway. However, this is the critical time to bring back Democracy to BC and indeed to Canada. We have the chance to exercise our vote and determine whether we want to stay with the status quo or join most other Democracies by moving to a system of Proportional Representation. So many people complain about how our Government is run and how the majority of our opinions and priorities are not fairly represented in our current system of Government. This is our chance to change things and make a difference for future generations.