With this approach, British Columbians won’t know how the PR voting systems would work in practice.
New Zealanders weren’t asked a simple yes or no question.
Lower Mainland residents could change the way all British Columbians elect their democratic representatives
Currently, next fall’s referendum requires only 50 per cent-plus one of the popular vote.
The referendum could be decided with votes from the Lower Mainland alone.
Policy uncertainty can drive down business investment by between six and 10.5 per cent.
More than 80 per cent of B.C. voters did not vote for the Green Party.
Within B.C. and across Canada, there are precedents for a referendum on electoral reform.
Some Green Party policies, which more than 80 per cent of the province voted against, may be adopted.