Vote for Government Accountability

Government accountability is an important issue to BCGEU members this year, and it is also an issue that seems to mean something different to each member. If you'd like to learn more about this issue, here are some campaigns and reports that you might be interested in.

Dogwood BC has a "Ban Big Money" campaign and Integrity BC has a campaign calling for campaign finance reform. Both of these may be of interest if you would like to see a ban on corporate and union donations to political parties in BC. While not a campaign, this Globe and Mail article is a good summary of BC's system compared to the rest of the country.

If you're interested in ensuring that all citizens have the right to share their opinions during provincial elections, you might want to learn about work done by the BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association to ensure election advertising rules do not apply to individuals.

The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives has produced a report called "Mapping Political Influence" on political donations and lobbying by the fossil fuel industry in BC.

Pledge to vote for Government Accountability