B.C.’s Attorney General is defending the pending proportional referendum process despite a current lack of any information, no referendum question, and no sign of an official campaign.
With barely seven months and despite a complete lack of detail Dave Eby is defending the process
“I guess if we were starting from zero the concern might be be well placed but where we are is we just concluded the largest engagement in British Columbia’s history.”
Tens of thousands of British Columbians did take part in the consultation but to contrast there are over three-million registered voters in the province.
Eby was asked if there is any consideration being given to move the referendum voting date.
“The legislation requires the referendum be held in November and that is when the referendum will be held. We have been working with Elections BC. We have been working with British Columbians across the province about what the rules should be and what the format should look like and we are on track.”
As for when we might see the referendum question.
“We have staff that are compiling the submissions of literally tens of thousands of British Columbians in multiple languages into a report that will be released to the public. It will have recommendations in it to cabinet about what the rules should be around the referendum and what the ballot should be. We should have that shortly for British Columbians and I expect it will be very soon actually.”
The exact day the referendum will be held in November is not known yet.