Selection: October 14 – December
22, 2003. In all, 28 selection meetings were held across British
Columbia, including a final two in the Assembly offices.
Learning Phase: January – March
2004. Six weekend meetings were held at the Morris J. Wosk Centre
for Dialogue, 580 West Hastings Street, Vancouver. Meetings were
open to the public.
On March 21, 2004, the
Assembly members issued a "Preliminary
Statement to the People of British Columbia
May – June
2004. Public Hearings
(50 in all) were
held throughout the province. There were 4-20 members at
each hearing to listen to public views.
Following the public hearings, a special meeting of the Assembly in
Prince George, June 26-27, allowed members to review and discuss what they
in the public hearings.
Summer Break: July – August 2004.
During this time, members had "homework" reading, submissions to
study, and were in contact with one another.
Submission date: Written submissions received
by Friday August 13, 2004, will be indexed, posted and made
available to members before their deliberation phase begins in
September. Submissions received after this date will still be
processed, but there is no guarantee they will be available to
members before their deliberation phase.
September 11, 2004. The
Assembly heard presentations that were deemed to be of particular
merit, in a plenary session. For more information click
Deliberation and Decision Phase: September
– November 2004. Six weekend meetings were
held at the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue, 580 West Hastings
Report of recommendation:
The Assembly's final report
was delivered to
the people of B.C. and the government on 10
Citizens’ Assembly and office
disband: December 15-31, 2004
Now that the Assembly has
recommended a new electoral system
will be the subject of a referendum in the next provincial election
on May 17, 2005