Selection: October 14 – December
22, 2003. Members were selected at
26 meetings in communities across British
Learning Phase: January 10 – March
21, 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.
Public Hearings: May 3 –
June 24, 2004. Fifty public hearings were held
throughout the province. Members were in attendance at
each hearing to listen to public views. Almost 3,000
members of the public attended, and 387 presentations were
Review: Members met in Prince George June 26-27
to review what they had heard from the public at the 50
Summer Break: July – August 2004.
During this time members had "homework"
reading and some 1,600 written submissions from the
public to study.
Deliberation and Decision Phase: September
– November 2004. Six weekend meetings at the Morris J.
Wosk Centre for Dialogue, 580 West Hastings Street, Vancouver.
Members reached their decision on October 24, and recommended
a made-in-BC STV electoral system called BC-STV.
Report and recommendation: The final report was delivered to
the people and government of B.C. on 10 December 2004. The
Report was publishded on 20 December 2004.
Citizens’ Assembly and office
disbanded: December 15-31, 2004
proposed new electoral system will be the subject of a
referendum in the next provincial election on May 17, 2005