Democracy Watch Episode October 4, 2018

Vancouver's Chief Elections Officer, UBC's Lack of Municipal Government & Fun Facts on Vancouver's Local Government

5:05pm - 6:05pm

It's two weeks till Vancouver's municipal election and the News Collective takes some time to talk with Vancouver’s Chief Elections Officer, Rosemary Hagiwara, to learn about efforts the city is taking to get people out to voting, including its expansion of mobile voting services.

After that we speak with CBC's Municipal Affairs reporter, Justin McElroy about how and why UBC became Canada's largest community without a municipal government.

The show ends with some fun facts on Vancouver's local government with political science professor Jack Lucas. Jack tell us why the number of Vancouver city councillors hasn't expanded proportionally to our population growth and why our municipal elections now happen every four years, rather than every three or two years.

Track Listing:

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