Burnaby North Recall Petition Unsuccessful
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 17, 2015
VICTORIA – The petition to recall Richard T. Lee, Member of the Legislative Assembly for the Burnaby North electoral district, was not submitted to the Chief Electoral Officer on or before the due date of June 15, 2015.
Chief Electoral Officer, Keith Archer, said, “Under the Recall and Initiative Act, 16,494 signatures were required, representing 40 percent of the voters who were registered in Burnaby at the May 14, 2013 General Election. As the requirements of the Act have not been met, the petition has failed.”
The recall petition was issued to proponent Loren William Letourneau on April 15, 2015. A total of 89 voters registered as canvassers to collect signatures on the petition. Elections BC has notified the proponent that all petition signature sheets must be returned to our offices for public inspection.
The recall proponent, MLA and advertising sponsors must file financial disclosure reports with the Chief Electoral Officer on or before 4:30 p.m., July 13, 2015.
Recall legislation came into force in 1995. Twenty-six previous recall applications have been given approval in principle by the Chief Electoral Officer.
For more information, visit the Elections BC website at www.elections.bc.ca/index.php/referenda-recall-initiative/recall/.
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