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Citizens' Assembly on Electoral Reform fonds
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- British Columbia. Citizens' Assembly on Electoral Reform
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70.5 cm of textual records and other material
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The Citizens Assembly on Electoral Reform was an independent, non-partisan group of 160 randomly selected British Columbians, assembled to examine the British Columbia provincial electoral system. The members of the Assembly were selected from all 79 electoral districts in the province, as was chaired by Dr. Jack Blaney. Premier Gordon Campbell pledged in 2001 to put together an assembly to assess models for electing the Legislative Assembly, to adopt a model different from the one in place, and to present a report of their findings to the Attorney General. In September 2002, work began to put the Citizens Assembly together; the Assembly officially convened in January 2004, and disbanded in December 2004. The Assembly recommended a model known as the British Columbia Single Transferable Vote (BC-STV), and a public referendum concerning its adoption took place in May 2005.
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Fonds consists of printed copies of public submissions made to the Citizens Assembly on the topic of electoral reform, press clippings, a log tracking media coverage, recordings of meetings, archives of the website and electronic documents, various presentations and reports.
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The fonds of the Citizens’ Assembly on Electoral Reform were brought into the Rare Books and Special Collections division of the University of British Columbia by UBC reference librarian Ellen George. She received the material from a Citizens’ Assembly staff member, Campbell Sherman.
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