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Vancouver-Quilchena by-election: SFU expert available
Voters in Vancouver-Quilchena go to the polls this Saturday as new BC Liberal Party leader Kevin Falcon attempts to win a seat in the Legislature.
Last held by former party leader Andrew Wilkinson, who resigned to make way for Falcon, the riding has been a Liberal stronghold since its creation in 1991. Falcon faces competition from BC NDP candidate Jeanette Ashe, Wendy Hayko (BC Green Party), Dallas Brodie (Conservative) and Sandra Filosof-Schipper (Libertarian).
The Vancouver-Quilchena by-election will be the first provincial by-election conducted under the modernized Election Act, ushering a new digital era of elections in B.C. The new technology includes electronic voting books and tabulators, which will allow Elections BC to provide better service to voters and reporter results faster on election night.
Simon Fraser University political science lecturer Stewart Prest is available to comment on the by-election and its implication for British Columbia.
AVAILABLE SFU EXPERTS
STEWART PREST, lecturer, political sciences
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