Monday, March 21, 2016

Canada: Editorial finds merit in Wildrose recall proposal, but opposes based on the numbers

This op-ed seems to oppose the Wildrose recall attempt on the numbers -- the law would require 66% of turnout (an enormous number, generally). They prefer the British Columbia totals of 40% of voters.

The article also has some good stats on British Columbia's use of the recall -- there were 26 petitions approved in the last 20 years, though only six were considered substantive enough to allow for verification. Five of those failed, and in the sixth, the guy resigned (Paul Reitsma, a Liberal MLA from Vancouver Island who was writing letters under assumed names).

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