TIABC and ABLE BC hosted a FREE webinar on Tuesday October 9, 2018
Click here to download the webinar and slides: ablebc.ca/product/free-webinar-download-proportional-representation-vote-matters
- The first question asks if we should keep the current First Past the Post voting system or move to a system of proportional representation.
- The second question asks voters to rank three proportional systems: Dual Member Proportional (DMP), Mixed Member Proportional (MMP), and Rural-Urban Proportional (RUP).
- The referendum will decide if British Columbia keeps the current First Past the Post voting system or adopts a proportional representation voting system.
Maria Dobrinskaya is the BC Director at the Broadbent Institute, an independent national organization that champions change through the promotion of democracy, equality, and sustainability, and the training of a new generation of leaders.
A creative political strategist and effective communicator, Maria is focused on expanding and strengthening the ability of all people to be involved in the decision-making that impacts their lives. Maria has over fifteen years of political experience; she’s worked in government, she’s run a governing political party, and she’s been involved in numerous campaigns at the local, provincial, and federal levels, in both electoral and issue-based politics.
As spokesperson for the Vote PR BC campaign – the official proponent group in this fall’s referendum on electoral reform – Maria is excited to speak to British Columbians about the opportunity we have to introduce a more fair way of voting that puts people first.
Maria is a regular media commentator on both municipal and provincial politics. Before working in politics and government, Maria spent over a decade in Vancouver’s restaurant and hospitality sector.
And now Bill is leading the campaign against Proportional Representation in this fall’s referendum as President of the No BC Proportional Representation Society – chosen the official opponent group by Elections BC.
Bill was previously Communications Director to then-BC Premier Glen Clark in his upset 1996 election victory and also BC Federation of Labour Communications Director and Assistant to then-President Ken Georgetti.
For over 12 years Bill Tieleman wrote a politics column Tuesdays in 24 Hours Vancouver newspaper and also in The Tyee online magazine; he does regular political commentary for CBC Radio’s On The Coast and CBC Televisionand other media.