This list gives brief definitions of terms used to describe the
governmental and electoral process in British Columbia.
Many of the terms are included because they help to explain the
over-all system of government in the Province. Others
provide background information for the role elections play in our
system of representative parliamentary democracy.
In the explanation of a term, words which are highlighted in
blue are further explained elsewhere in the glossary and can
be found by clicking on the highlighted word or
phrase. Or, the whole 23-page glossary can be viewed
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