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Media Advisory: Fire and Police Services Collective Bargaining Act Unsuccessful

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 10, 2017

FIRE AND POLICE SERVICES COLLECTIVE BARGAINING ACT INITIATIVE PETITION UNSUCCESSFUL

VICTORIA – The initiative petition to amend the Fire and Police Services Collective Bargaining Act contains insufficient signatures to proceed further in the initiative petition process.

Chief Electoral Officer Keith Archer said “under the Recall and Initiative Act, signatures of at least 10 percent of the registered voters in each of the province’s 85 current electoral districts were required. The proponent has not submitted sufficient signatures on the petition sheets, therefore our office has determined that this petition does not meet the requirements of the Recall and Initiative Act and is unsuccessful.”

The initiative petition was issued to the proponent, Joshua Russell Henshaw, on January 9, 2017. 1,435 voters registered as canvassers to collect signatures for the petition over a 90-day period. The petition was submitted to Elections BC on April 10, 2017.

The initiative proponent and initiative advertising sponsor must each file a financial disclosure report with the Chief Electoral Officer on or before 4:30 p.m. on Monday, May 8, 2017.

For more information, visit the Elections BC website (elections.bc.ca).

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Contact:
Andrew Watson
Communications Manager
Elections BC
Phone: 250-387-1709
Email: Andrew.Watson@elections.bc.ca
Website: elections.bc.ca

Elections BC is a non-partisan Office of the Legislature responsible for administering electoral processes in British Columbia in accordance with the Election Act, Local Elections Campaign Financing Act, Recall and Initiative Act and Referendum Act.