B.C. Premier David Eby hit with recall petition
Premier David Eby is facing a recall petition in his Vancouver—Point Grey riding, according to Elections B.C.
The recall attempt is being made by Salvatore Vetro, a Vancouver man who last year travelled across the country in support of the anti-vaccine mandate Freedom Convoy.
The recall petition has little chance of succeeding, however, since Elections B.C. sets a high threshold of signatures required. No MLA has been successfully recalled in B.C. history.
For the petition to succeed, registered canvassers must collect signatures from at least 40 per cent of the voters in the riding, or 16,449 voters. To be eligible to sign the petition, an individual must have been a registered voter in the Vancouver-Point Grey electoral district on Oct. 24, 2020, the date of the last election.
Under the province’s Recall and Initiative Act, any registered voter in B.C. can apply for a recall petition in their electoral district. They must submit an application form, a $50 processing fee, and a brief statement on why they feel the MLA should be recalled. Elections B.C. said it does not have the discretion to evaluate applications on any other criteria.
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