Ban elec­tion signs on pub­lic prop­erty in next elec­tion: Tom Gill

Asian Journal - - BRITISH COLUMBIA -

Sur­rey: Fol­low­ing the re­moval of elec­tion cam­paign signs by the City of Sur­rey this week, Sur­rey First may­oral can­di­date Tom Gill is calling for a change in reg­u­la­tions be­fore the next Sur­rey civic elec­tion.

“The time has come to limit signs to pri­vate prop­erty,” said Gill. “Mon­i­tor­ing the place­ment of these signs put a tremen­dous stress on our by-law of­fi­cers and some­times act as haz­ards for driv­ers. Po­lit­i­cal cam­paigns, by their na­ture are driven by vol­un­teers and that can of­ten lead to com­pli­ance is­sues. I would strongly sup­port ban­ning elec­tion signs on pub­lic prop­erty in the next elec­tion.” Sur­rey: Dave Hayer for­mer MLA for the Sur­rey Tyne­head from 2001-2013 elected as the Vice Pres­i­dent of the As­so­ci­a­tion of For­mer MLAS of BC. Dave at­tended the An­nual Gen­eral Met­ing of the As­so­ci­a­tion of For­mer MLAS of BC at the Bri­tish Columbia Par­lia­ment Build­ings & Din­ner at the Gov­ern­ment House, hosted by Her Hon­our, Lt. Gov. Janet Austin. Spe­cial Guest speaker was Global BC’S Keith Bal­drey, who has been a po­lit­i­cal correspondent and a Leg­isla­tive Press Gallery vet­eran mem­ber for over 30 years.

The As­so­ci­a­tion, pre­vi­ously called As­so­ci­a­tion of EX-MLAS of B.C. is non-par­ti­san and is made up of for­mer MLAS from all po­lit­i­cal par­ties was founded in 1987.

“It is a priv­i­lege to be elected Vice Pres­i­dent of the As­so­ci­a­tion” said Hayer, along with for­mer MLAS Jeff Bray (For­mer MLA Vic­to­ria Bea­con Hill) elected Pres­i­dent and Penny Priddy (For­mer MLA New­ton) elected as Past Pres­i­dent. Dave also at­tended the Speaker’s fo­rum and Round­table to dis­cuss the role of MLAS with his for­mer col­leagues. Top­ics dis­cussed in­cluded: What does it mean to have rep­re­sen­ta­tive and re­spon­si­ble gov­ern­ment? How well do MLAS un­der­take and bal­ance their re­spon­si­bil­i­ties? How can MLAS most ef­fec­tively rep­re­sent their con­stituents? Other top­ics fo­cused around par­lia­men­tary prac­tice, pub­lic en­gage­ment and Party and Cau­cus dy­nam­ics.

Tom Gill

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