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.