This weekend the New York Times had an interesting article about how the BBC and other major media organizations are increasingly broadcasting new television episodes simultaneously around the world. The reason? The internet. Fans in the UK aren’t willing to wait months to watch episodes broadcast in the United States and vice versa. Here a [...]
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Over the past few months the British Columbia government (my home province – or for my American friends – state) has had a taskforce looking at reforming local (municipal) election rules. During the process I submitted a suggestion to the taskforce outlining why campaign finance data should be made available online and in machine readable [...]
For those outside of British Columbia we have a referendum on May 12th to determine if the province should shift from its current voting system, called First Past the Post (FPTP), to Single Transferable Vote (BC-STV). Watching the back and forth over the referendum on BC-STV has, I sense, left most citizens of British Columbia [...]
I’m beginning to wonder when the McCain-Palin version of this is going to be created. Do sites like this change elections? Probably not, but they must be gaining influence.
I tried voting yesterday in a local by-election (advanced poll). Sadly, I was unsuccessful. First, I went to the Elections Canada by-election website. Guess which link tells you the election dates and locations? (hint: it is under the “and more…” link). Unsurprisingly, the advanced poll was at a local church (more on that below) that [...]