While we wait for the final results of recounts and absentee ballots, it’s become clear just how important your vote can be: one party is currently leading Courtenay-Comox by just 9 votes and another is leading in Richmond-Queensborough by only 263 votes.
Regardless of the outcome, we will continue to work with government as we advocate for improved public services and supports across BC – including on those issues that BCGEU members identified as a priority during our WeVote campaign.
I would also like to thank all the BCGEU members who made the choice to run as candidates in this election: Bryce Casavant, Scott Elliott, Sue Moen, Sue Powell and Preet Rai, and to congratulate former BCGEU President George Heyman on his re-election as the MLA for Vancouver-Fairview.
Thanks to all our members who voted, volunteered and otherwise took part in this important election.
As a first step towards helping ensure our members’ voices are heard, we surveyed hundreds of BCGEU activists to find out which election issues were important to them. The results were clear – there are five issues that determined how BCGEU members voted on May 9th– and they are:
1. Health and Seniors’ Care
2. Government Accountability
5. Poverty and Homelessness