Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Pushing boundaries

The BC-EBC posted their prelim report today for SMP and STV ridings today. The report was based on a variety of factors including civic and individual submissions.

Of interest to Burnaby, the Single Transferable Vote lumps Burnaby with New Westminster in a five seat riding and the Single Member Plurality gives Burnaby four whole MLAs as opposed to the current three-plus. Burnaby also seems to have a disproportionate number of submissions from residents when compared with other communities in BC. Is there any explanation for this?