Tag Archive: Elections

TGIF-Hung Parliament Opinion

The May 9th election saw a possible hung parliament! We gave 43 seats of the 87 to the incumbent Liberal government. Forty one seats to the last opposition party and three to independents.
A minority government passing a budget could happen if the independents support a confidence vote. If the speaker comes from either the opposition or the independents then it would be a hung parliament with out the independents vote as the speaker must support the status quo.
The government will run out of budget sometime before the end of the calendar year, that leaves warrants until the 5 year constitutional rule that no government can last more then 5 years should apply.
If no other party comes to the support of the liberal government by taking the speakers chair or voting to pass a confidence motion then the writ of 2013 should expire and an election should occur.
That gives basically a year of status quo to enjoy, you can hardly buy that for love or money! Parliament is going to be recalled on June 22nd the first oppurtunity for a speaker…

On this Day: June 9th 1934

Donald Duck makes his film debut.


Writ Day…..

The true north strong and free…Photo KDG:

Today is the last day that 3rd party advertising sponsors can run ads or poll for candidates as the writ is to drop. For independent sponsors to advertise and poll after this they must be registered ,and the candidate is subject to a spending limit on third party advertisement.

 October 2012 – The BC Court of Appeal found that the sections restricting third party advertising during the pre-campaign period were unconstitutional.  As a result there are currently no restrictions on election advertising conducted by independent third parties until a writ is issued for an election.  The requirements to be registered with Elections BC and comply with spending limits remain in effect for election advertising sponsored by third parties during a campaign period.

Three candidates are nominated in Fraser Nicola and can be viewed at: http://elections.bc.ca/docs/2017-provincial-general-election/standing-nominees.PDF?v=2017-04-10

Nominations end April 18th.

On this Day: April 11th 1710

Copyright law comes to effect in Britain through the Statute of Anne.


TGIF- election

Nicola Avenue Merritt lit up for after pavement and traffic island redo.

The writ has not dropped yet however there is an Elections BC office on Voght St. here in Merritt across from the Credit Union.

The Incumbent Jackie Tegart has an election office in the Rail Yard Mall, her constituency office remains the same at 2152 Quilchena avenue. Harry Lali is nominated for the NDP.
The Writ period is 50 days,( usual ) . The writ day is April 11th according to elections BC. April 18th is the last day to register as a candidate. The General vote is May 9th. making the writ period 19days in April and 9 days in May . That makes for 28 days of campaigning.

On this Day: April 7th 1906

Mount Vesuvius erupts destroying Naples Italy.

TGIF- election Monday

Have a great weekend!

Have a great weekend!

The 42th parliament of Canada is up for election on Monday. Good luck in exercising your franchise to vote.

 This Act may be cited as the Parliament of Canada Act.


Parliament Continued

Marginal note:Demise of the Crown

 Parliament shall not determine or be dissolved by the demise of the Crown and, notwithstanding the demise, shall continue, and may meet, convene and sit, proceed and act, in the same manner as if that demise had not happened.

  • R.S., c. S-8, s. 2.
Marginal note:Prerogative saved

 Nothing in section 2 alters or abridges the power of the Crown to prorogue or dissolve Parliament.

The next parliament will be addressing many issues on your behalf think before you vote.

The saying that the electorate is always right is because of the thoughtful way Canadians have sent parliament members to government. PP

On this Day: October 16th 1869

The Cardiff Giant  is dug up, creating the: Cardiff Giant Hoax.

Federal election

The federal election is coming on Monday , October 19th, 2015. It is from 7 am to 7 pm and the local polling stations in the Nicola Valley (here) are the Merritt Civic Center and the Lower Nicola Community Hall.

The advanced polls are :

  • Friday, October 9th- noon to 8pm
  • Saturday, October 10th-noon to 8pm
  • Sunday, October 11-noon to 8pm
  • Monday, October 12-noon to 8pm

There is a mail in ballot opportunity if you are not in the riding on any of these days, you can vote by special ballot, to obtain the ballot contact the returning officer. The ballot must reach the riding by 7PM on October 13th 2015 .

Disclaimer: this information comes from published material from Elections Canada distributed by E. Salmon-De- Friedberg, please refer to a second source for certainty in this important event.

elections canada.gc.ca

On this Day: October 6th 2007
A human powered complete navigation of the globe is done by Jason Lewis.

Have a great weekend!

Have a great weekend!

Have a great weekend!

Have a great weekend!

Today in history: November 14th 1770

James Bruce believes he is at the source of the Nile River:



The local election on November 15th has a full salte of candidates:
Running for Mayor Mike Jolly, Susan Roline, Neil Menard,
Running for councillor, Dave Baker, Linda K. Brown, Kurt Christopherson, Mike Geotz, Bruce Mcmurchy, Dianne Norgaard, Ginny Prowal.
School district 58 trustee: Tim Kroeker, Gordon Swan, Brian Jepson, Joyce Pierre, Everet Hosington.
Today in history: October 23rd 1958
The Smurfs make their first appearance in a production.

There are advance poll opportunities on November 5th and 12th.
Check with the city at Merritt.ca for polling places.

TGIF- all candidates forum

The local Chamber of Commerce will be hosting an all candidates forum on October 27th and 29th for the November 15th general election. All incumbents are running , with three Mayoral candidates, Susan Roline, Neil Menard, and Mike Jolly, there are a number of new contenders as well.
The events are at the Merritt civic center Mamette avenue downtown Merritt.

Today in History: October 17th 1994
A Russian journalist, Dmitry Kholodov is murdered while investigating corruption in the Military.


The forest fighter training facility at Saunders field, is reported to have been vandalised and construction equipment stolen.

The fire fighting school was at Nicola Lake  for many years and last year was in Chilliwack. the announcement of a multi million dollar facility at the local airport . was followed by immediate construction activity this fall.

The airport has a live in watchman.

Today in History: December,13,2000

Al Gore concedes the 2000 election in the United States

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