Voting is at the heart of democracy. As union members we understand that government matters – the choices and decisions made by government affect the lives of working people. However, we can’t forget that how we elect government matters too!
Right now, we have a chance to decide how we will vote in future provincial elections. It’s a choice between our current system and a new, fairer one called Proportional Representation (Pro Rep).
The basic idea behind Pro Rep is really simply – the number of votes a party gets is the same as the percentage of seats it wins. For example, 40% of the vote = 40% of the seats.
The Vancouver District Labour Council has endorsed Pro Rep and recommends you vote in favour of it.
This referendum is a mail-in ballot. So look for your ballot package in your mailbox. Don’t delay mailing it in!
You can get more information on Pro Rep at www.voteprbc.ca
This is our chance to deliver a new system of voting that makes every vote count. Let’s come together to support Pro Rep!