BC’s new election rules – Gabriola

BC’s new election rules are now in effect. Gabriola will vote on Saturday, February 13, 2016 on whether they want to fund a public transit system and how much tax they’re willing to pay for this service, here is the question:

“Are you in favour of the Regional District of Nanaimo adopting Bylaw No. 1734 to provide for the following:

  • establishing the “Transit Contribution Service” within Electoral Area ‘B’ to provide for a contribution towards a system of public transit in Electoral Area ‘B’; and
  • annually requisitioning up to a maximum of the greater of $250,000 or $0.25 per $1,000 of net taxable value of land and improvements to pay for the service?”

Elections BC posted the following notice to warning those who might consider talking about this subject. This ban on unregistered expression is in effect from January 14th to February 13th and applies even if you’re not in the business of advertising or even out to make any money from your opinion.

Elections BC - new advertising rules
Elections BC – new advertising rules