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Special Committee to Review Provisions of the Election Act

 

 

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Welcome

​On April 13, 2021, the Legislative Assembly agreed that a Special Committee be appointed to conduct a review of the annual allowance paid to political parties under section 215.02 of the Election Act (R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 106) including, without limiting this, a review of the following:

  1. Whether an annual allowance paid to political parties should be continued to be paid after 2022.
  2. If an annual allowance to political parties is to be continued,
    1. the amount of the annual allowance, and
    2. the number of years the annual allowance is to be paid.

Section 215.03 of the Act requires the Special Committee to submit a report to the Legislative Assembly within six months of its appointment.

The Committee's consultation is now closed. The Committee will release its report by September 1, 2021. Thank you to all those who participated.

Terms of Reference

​On April 13, 2021, the Legislative Assembly agreed that, pursuant to section 215.03 of the Election Act (R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 106), a Special Committee to Review Provisions of the Election Act be appointed to conduct a review of the annual allowance paid to political parties under section 215.02 of the Act, including, but not limited to, a review of the following:

  1. Whether an annual allowance paid to political parties should be continued to be paid after 2022.
  2. If an annual allowance to political parties is to be continued,
    1. the amount of the annual allowance; and
    2. the number of years the annual allowance is to be paid.

That any information or evidence previously under consideration by the Special Committee appointed by order of the House on March 2, 2021 be referred to the Special Committee.

That the Special Committee have all the powers of a Select Standing Committee and in addition be empowered to:

  1. appoint of its number, one or more subcommittees and to refer to such subcommittees any of the matters referred to the Special Committee and to delegate to the subcommittees all or any of its powers except the power to report directly to the House;
  2. sit during a period in which the House is adjourned, during the recess after prorogation until the next following Session and during any sitting of the House;
  3. conduct consultations by any means the Special Committee considers appropriate;
  4. adjourn from place to place as may be convenient; and
  5. retain personnel as required to assist the Special Committee.

That the Special Committee report to the House by September 1, 2021; and that during a period of adjournment, the Special Committee deposit its reports with the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly, and upon resumption of the sittings of the House, or in the next following Session, as the case may be, the Chair present all reports to the House.

Contact Information

​Special Committee to Review Provisions of the Election Act
c/o Parliamentary Committees Office
Room 224, Parliament Buildings
Victoria, BC V8V 1X4
Canada

Phone: 250-356-2933 (collect) or 1-877-428-8337 (toll-free)
Fax: 250-356-8172
Email: electionactcommittee@leg.bc.ca

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Written SubmissionsWritten Submissions<p>The following documents contain the written submissions received by the Committee as part of its 2021 public consultations.</p><p>The deadline for written submissions was May 28, 2021.</p><div class="row"><div class="col-md-6"><table class="table table-striped table-hover " style="height:1562px;"><tbody><tr><td><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/rpea/submissions/105612693.pdf" target="_blank">Megan Ardyche </a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/rpea/submissions/105612835.pdf" target="_blank">Maureen Bader </a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/rpea/submissions/105612854.pdf" target="_blank">Brett Barden </a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/rpea/submissions/105612600.pdf" target="_blank">Geoff Battimelli </a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/rpea/submissions/105613681.pdf" target="_blank">Helm Behlke </a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/rpea/submissions/105612888.pdf" target="_blank">Brynn Bourke </a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/rpea/submissions/105612841.pdf" target="_blank">Kristofer Burger </a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/rpea/submissions/105612901.pdf" target="_blank">Sasha Cameron </a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/rpea/submissions/105612878.pdf" target="_blank">Captus Advertising Ltd </a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/rpea/submissions/105612824.pdf" target="_blank">Belinda Cardoso </a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/rpea/submissions/105612698.pdf" target="_blank">Pat Carl </a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/rpea/submissions/105612895.pdf" target="_blank">Melissa Chirino </a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/rpea/submissions/105612595.pdf" target="_blank">City of Williams Lake </a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/rpea/submissions/105612825.pdf" target="_blank">Andy Cleven </a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/rpea/submissions/105612881.pdf" target="_blank">Brett Collins </a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/rpea/submissions/105612844.pdf" target="_blank">Steve Cooley </a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/rpea/submissions/105612864.pdf" target="_blank">Suzanne Crawford </a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/rpea/submissions/105612886.pdf" target="_blank">Seamus Damstrom </a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/rpea/submissions/105612899.pdf" target="_blank">Caitlin Davidson-King </a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/rpea/submissions/105612893.pdf" target="_blank">Jenelle Davies </a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/rpea/submissions/105612898.pdf" target="_blank">Fair Voting BC </a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/rpea/submissions/105612903.pdf" target="_blank">Lise Fenton </a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/rpea/submissions/105612849.pdf" target="_blank">Ken Forman </a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/rpea/submissions/105612894.pdf" target="_blank">Michael Gauld </a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/rpea/submissions/105612834.pdf" target="_blank">Grant Halcomb-Smith </a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/rpea/submissions/105612597.pdf" target="_blank">David Heinimann </a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/rpea/submissions/105612860.pdf" target="_blank">Alexander Hemingway </a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/rpea/submissions/105612855.pdf" target="_blank">Ainsleigh Hill </a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/rpea/submissions/105612870.pdf" target="_blank">Tracy Ho </a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/rpea/submissions/105612822.pdf" target="_blank">Peter Holuboff </a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/rpea/submissions/105612612.pdf" target="_blank">David Hunter </a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/rpea/submissions/105612871.pdf" target="_blank">James Infante </a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/rpea/submissions/105612859.pdf" target="_blank">Shideh (Ashraf) Javadi </a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/rpea/submissions/105612628.pdf" target="_blank">David Johl </a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/rpea/submissions/105612862.pdf" target="_blank">Ron Johnson </a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/rpea/submissions/105612869.pdf" target="_blank">Peter King </a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/rpea/submissions/105612850.pdf" target="_blank">Sean Konrad </a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/rpea/submissions/105612876.pdf" target="_blank">Jessie Lane </a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/rpea/submissions/105612884.pdf" target="_blank">Tina Lee </a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/rpea/submissions/105612840.pdf" target="_blank">Bryan Loewen </a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/rpea/submissions/105612867.pdf" target="_blank">Nathan Lusignan </a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/rpea/submissions/105612866.pdf" target="_blank">Stephanie Lynn </a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/rpea/submissions/105612826.pdf" target="_blank">Sandra Macpherson </a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/rpea/submissions/105612830.pdf" target="_blank">Ezra Mandel </a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/rpea/submissions/105612594.pdf" target="_blank">Sue Maxwell </a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/rpea/submissions/105612882.pdf" target="_blank">Lachlan McAdam </a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/rpea/submissions/105612829.pdf" target="_blank">Brent McEachen </a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/rpea/submissions/105612874.pdf" target="_blank">Elsie McMurphy </a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/rpea/submissions/105612843.pdf" target="_blank">Karan Mehta </a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/rpea/submissions/105612889.pdf" target="_blank">Blair Mirau </a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/rpea/submissions/105612863.pdf" target="_blank">Morgane Oger Foundation </a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/rpea/submissions/105612610.pdf" target="_blank">Pam Munroe </a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/rpea/submissions/105612598.pdf" target="_blank">Larry Neilson </a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/rpea/submissions/105612873.pdf" target="_blank">Alex E.H. Ng </a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/rpea/submissions/105612838.pdf" target="_blank">Kenneth Olynyk </a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/rpea/submissions/105612887.pdf" target="_blank">Laura Parent </a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/rpea/submissions/105612880.pdf" target="_blank">Emily-Anne Paul </a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/rpea/submissions/105612846.pdf" target="_blank">Savanna Pelech </a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/rpea/submissions/105612890.pdf" target="_blank">Penticton NDP Constituency Association </a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/rpea/submissions/105612827.pdf" target="_blank">Tim Peterson </a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/rpea/submissions/105612872.pdf" target="_blank">Teale Phelps Bondaroff </a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/rpea/submissions/105612868.pdf" target="_blank">Shamus Reid </a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/rpea/submissions/105612891.pdf" target="_blank">Sarah Rose </a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/rpea/submissions/105612836.pdf" target="_blank">Jeffrey Rueger </a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/rpea/submissions/105613683.pdf" target="_blank">Heather Sapergia </a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/rpea/submissions/105612892.pdf" target="_blank">Jonathon Sopotiuk </a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/rpea/submissions/105612828.pdf" target="_blank">Craig Speirs </a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/rpea/submissions/105612599.pdf" target="_blank">Mark Stewart </a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/rpea/submissions/105612900.pdf" target="_blank">Ryan Stewart </a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/rpea/submissions/105612877.pdf" target="_blank">Gary Stoutenburg </a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/rpea/submissions/105612897.pdf" target="_blank">Sue Stroud </a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/rpea/submissions/105612631.pdf" target="_blank">Katherine Taylor </a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/rpea/submissions/105612875.pdf" target="_blank">Byron Theriault </a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/rpea/submissions/105612839.pdf" target="_blank">Thinkific </a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/rpea/submissions/105612823.pdf" target="_blank">Sylvia Treptow </a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/rpea/submissions/105612624.pdf" target="_blank">Cameron Van Driel </a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/rpea/submissions/105612853.pdf" target="_blank">Scott Weir </a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/rpea/submissions/105612902.pdf" target="_blank">John Whistler </a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/rpea/submissions/105612842.pdf" target="_blank">Clayton Whitman </a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/rpea/submissions/105612596.pdf" target="_blank">Jim Williams </a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/rpea/submissions/105612858.pdf" target="_blank">William Willson </a></td></tr></tbody></table></div></div>

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Meeting: Special Committee to Review Provisions of the Election Act https://www.leg.bc.ca/parliamentary-business/committees-calendar/20210527-ElectionActReview-0910Special Committee to Review Provisions of the Election Act<p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/rpea/2021-05-27/2021-05-27_Submission_BCNDP.pdf" target="_blank">​BC NDP presentation, <em>Submission to the Special Committee to Review Provisions of the Election Act</em></a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/rpea/2021-05-27/BCNDP_Submission.pdf" target="_blank">BC NDP, <em>Submission to the Special Committee to Review Provisions of the Election Act</em></a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/rpea/2021-05-27/2021-05-27_Submission_Canadian_Taxpayers_Federation.pdf" target="_blank">Canadian Taxpayers Federation, <em>Submission to Cancel the Per Vote Subsidy</em></a></p>5/27/2021 4:10:00 PMMeeting: Special Committee to Review Provisions of the Election Act
Meeting: Special Committee to Review Provisions of the Election Act https://www.leg.bc.ca/parliamentary-business/committees-calendar/20210526-ElectionActReview-1300Special Committee to Review Provisions of the Election Act<p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/rpea/2021-05-26/BC-Federation-of_Labour.pdf" target="_blank">BC Federation of Labour​, <em>Submission to the Special Committee to Review the Provisions of the Election Act</em></a></p>5/26/2021 8:00:00 PMMeeting: Special Committee to Review Provisions of the Election Act
Meeting: Special Committee to Review Provisions of the Election Act https://www.leg.bc.ca/parliamentary-business/committees-calendar/20210525-ElectionActReview-0900Special Committee to Review Provisions of the Election Act<p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/rpea/2021-05-25/Pilon-Dennis_Submission.pdf" target="_blank">Dr. Denis Pilon, Submission to the Special Committee to Review Provisions of the Election Act​</a></p>5/25/2021 4:00:00 PMMeeting: Special Committee to Review Provisions of the Election Act
Meeting: Special Committee to Review Provisions of the Election Act https://www.leg.bc.ca/parliamentary-business/committees-calendar/20210421-ElectionActReview-1100Special Committee to Review Provisions of the Election Act<p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/rpea/Elections_BC_Administration_of_Annual_Allowances.pdf">Elections BC<em>, Administration of Annual Allowance Payments</em></a></p>4/21/2021 6:00:00 PMMeeting: Special Committee to Review Provisions of the Election Act

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