It’s that time again. Lawn signs, ads, debates, and lineups at the polling stations. While many of us feel frustrated with formal politics, electing the government is still a really big deal, and ultimately it’s up to us to fix the system by engaging with it.
The provincial government is responsible for running and funding some of our key institutions and services, such as schools and hospitals, and for managing the natural resources on our beautiful coast. So a lot is at stake and we sincerely hope you are flexing your civic muscle and participating!
If you are a Canadian citizen, 18 or older on General Voting Day, and a resident of B.C. for the past six months, you can vote! Here you can find all the info you need about the process. Advance polling is open until 8 pm Saturday, May 6, and the General Voting Day is Tuesday, May 9.
And if you can’t vote, you can still make a difference by encouraging others to do it.
To make the choice of who to vote for a bit easier, many groups and organizations prepared overviews of the party platforms on various issues. Here are at least some of them! If you know of any others that are produced by non-partisan groups, please let us know and we’ll add them to the list.