The Assembly strongly encouraged members of the public to be
engaged, to come to public meetings, and to follow the progress of
the Assembly. We regularly posted news of the Assembly
and its activity on the website, and we kept the news
media up to speed.
We also encourage you to take a look at the Learning
that the Assembly members used in their "Learning
Phase" In January-March, 2004. We also have some
easy-to-read fact sheets
And info on the BC-STV system
members recommended for B.C.
To generate public debate and input, before public hearings
began in May 2004, the Assembly members issued on 21 March 2004 a
Statement to the People of British Columbia
» PUBLIC HEARINGS
The Assembly held public hearings
all over B.C. during May and June 2004.
Anywhere from four to 20 Assembly members were at each meeting
and reported back to their colleagues. A special
meeting of the full Assembly was held in Prince George, June 26-27,
to allow members to review and discuss what they heard from British
Columbians at these hearings.
Here is an overview
what members heard at the hearings. We also have online summaries of
made at the hearings, and news releases
that were issued after
In all, the Assembly received a total of 1,603 public
submissions during the 13 months ended 27 September 2004. And you
read them all
here. The period for submissions closed on 27
Incidentally, the numbers on the submissions appear to show that
there are 1,669 of them. After allowing for blanks, duplications
and those submissions that were later withdrawn by the people who
sent them, the real total is 1,603. Unfortunately, we cannot
renumber the submissions to reflect that.