We’re hitting the road!

We’re hitting the road!

The Initiative proponent Josh, and his colleague Tom, will be hitting the road in early December to meet with and register prospective canvassers in regions 6 and 7. Outlined below is a tentative itinerary of stations we hope to visit. We realize it is an optimistic schedule, and we will make adjustments as needed if the weather and road conditions do not cooperate.

If you work in any of the stations, or live in the communities serviced by these stations, and you want to meet, please send us a message at info@yourparamedics.ca and let us know!

December 2

  • 771 Vanderhoof – 0800 to 0900
  • 761 Fort St James – 1000 to 1030
  • 763 Fraser Lake – 1130 to 1200
  • 773 Southside – 1400 to 1430
  • 753 Burns Lake – 1600 to 1700
  • 765 Granisle – 1800 to 1830

December 3

  • 767 Houston – 0800 to 0900
  • 769 Smithers – 1000 to 1100
  • 679 Hazelton – 1200 to 1300
  • 674 Kitwanga – 1400 to 1500
  • 645 Terrace – 1700 to 1800

December 4

  • 623 Kitimat – 0900 to 1000
  • 684 Prince Rupert – 1800 to 1900

December 5 to December 8

  • 651 Port Clements – tbd
  • 681 Sandspit – tbd
  • 687 Queen Charlottes – tbd
  • 690 Masset – tbd

Stay tuned for future tour dates in other regions of the Province.

Public Notice

Initiative Petition Approval in Principle.

This notice is published pursuant to the Recall and Initiative Act.

Approval in principle has been granted on an application for an initiative petition. The petition will be issued on January 9, 2017 and signature sheets must be submitted to the Chief Electoral Officer by April 10, 2017.

The title for the initiative is “An initiative to amend the Fire and Police Services Collective Bargaining Act”. The following is a summary of the initiative:

The draft Bill proposes to amend the Fire and Police Services Collective Bargaining Act (the Act) to give ambulance paramedics the same collective bargaining rights as firefighters and police officers. The draft Bill would retitle the Act to the Ambulance, Fire and Police Services Collective Bargaining Act, change the definition of “employer” under the Act to include the employer of members of a paramedics’ union, and define “paramedics’ union” as a bargaining unit in which the majority of employees are engaged in ambulance paramedic duties. The draft Bill would also remove the right of ambulance paramedics to strike and the right of their employer to lockout during an impasse in collective bargaining, and would require resolution of the impasse through binding arbitration. Consequently, the draft Bill would remove the paramedics’ union as a bargaining unit under the Health Authorities Act.

Individuals and organizations who intend to incur initiative expenses as opponents must apply for registration with the Chief Electoral Officer by December 12, 2016. Individuals or organizations who sponsor initiative advertising, other than the proponent and registered opponents, must register with the Chief Electoral Officer before they conduct or publish initiative advertising.

The initiative application and draft Bill are available for public inspection at the Elections BC office and on the Elections BC website at www.elections.bc.ca.

Further information regarding this notice, or registration as an opponent or advertising sponsor, may be obtained from Elections BC.

Location:        100-1112 Fort Street, Victoria; 
Mailing Address: PO Box 9275 Stn Prov Govt, Victoria, BC V8W 9J6 
Telephone        250 387-5305 
Toll Free        1 800 661-8683
TTY              1 888 456-5448
Fax              250 387-3578

— Keith Archer, Ph.D., Chief Electoral Officer, British Columbia [no10]