Sunday, March 22, 2015

Canada: Two Liberal MLA's in British Columbia targeted for recall

Two MLA's Richard Lee and Marc Dalton, are facing recall threats from what seems like an organized political effort (called the B.C. Citizens for Recall) to target 12 Liberal lawmakers who could be defeated in a recall. Dalton was targeted with a recall campaign in 2011, but it didn't get anywhere near enough signatures.

Petitioners need 40% of registered voters in 60 days, which appears to be over 15,000.

The issues are all over the place (underfunding of hospitals, seismic upgrades, poverty rates).

There was apparently one successful B.C. recall effort. In 1998, Liberal MLA Paul Reitsma resigned after enough signatures where collected for a recall. Reitsma was accused of writing self-promoting letters to newspapers.

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