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Referendum Public Funding

The Chief Electoral Officer has selected the official referendum proponent and opponent groups. $500,000 will be distributed to each group to be used for public information campaigns.

Official proponent group:

Name Website Financial agent
Vote PR BC www.voteprbc.ca Giles Mark Mitchell

Official opponent group:

Name Website Financial agent
No BC Proportional Representation Society www.nobcprorep.ca Bruce Hurst

The campaign period is July 1 to November 30, 2018. Opponent and proponent groups must:

  • Include their name and contact information on all advertising
  • Only accept referendum contributions from individuals who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents residing in B.C., and obtain confirmation and consent prior to using the contribution for referendum advertising – sample form (PDF)
  • Limit contributions received from any one eligible individual to $1,200
  • Not spend more than $700,000 on referendum expenses
  • File disclosure reports with Elections BC

Financial Disclosure Reports

The Electoral Reform Referendum 2018 Act and its regulation requires the designated opponent and proponent groups to file initial and subsequent disclosure reports with Elections BC. The referendum initial and subsequent disclosure reports are posted here.

Tools for proponent and opponent groups

Guides

Registration forms

Contribution disclosure report forms