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Green party pushes for electoral reform

Members of the Green party rallied outside the Vancouver Art Gallery on Earth Day yesterday in support of reforming the electoral process by bringing in a Single Transferable Voting (BC-STV) system.

Children danced as a few hundred energetic onlookers rallied around a live band as speakers addressed the crowd using a bicycle-powered microphone.

“If we could ensure that every vote counted, then more Canadians would vote,” said Elizabeth May, leader of the Green Party of Canada.

May said BC-STV would create opportunities for a more diverse legislature, which May hopes will include members of the Green party.

With 58 per cent of people voting in favour of BC-STV in 2005, members of the Green party hope this year’s referendum will receive the 60 per cent needed to adopt the system.

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