General Advocacy Issues
BIABC Key Election Priorities
The letter below was sent to leaders of the three key parties outlining the priorities for BIAs and businesses in the upcoming election. Four priority areas include:
- Commercial property tax relief and legislative change
- Four Pillar approach to healthy communities
- Prioritization of housing, transportaion and childcare policies to suppot the economy
- Targeted COVID-19 response to support economy, jobs and mental wellness
Members are encouraged to use the points raised in the letter in your own communications with local candidates.
BC General Election - October 24, 2020
The writs have been issued for the 42nd General Election. It will be held on October 24, 2020. Many things will be different for this election as Elections BC works with the Provincial Health Officer to make the election as safe as possible.
- Now - Vote-by-Mail packages available. For more information on voting by mail.
- October 2; 1:00 pm - candidate nominations close. A full list of candidates will be available, as soon as feasibly possible after the closing date and time.
- October 15 - 21 - advance polling stations available for in-person voting. Find out where to vote. Or use the Where to Vote App.
- October 24 - polls open from 8:00 am - 8:00 pm. Use the links above to find where to vote.
- October 24; 8:00 pm - Vote-by-Mail ballots must be received.
For more information on voting and the general election, visit Elections BC.
Key Party Platforms
We will post the party platforms for the three key parties, listed alphabetically below, as they are released. If a platform is not available, we have linked to the portions of their websites that discuss key issues. Please note, these are the three parties which held seats in the Legislature at the time of dissolution. A full list of Registered Political Parties in BC is available through Elections BC.
All Candidate Meetings
Below are a list of business-focussed all candidates meetings. More will be added as they are known.
Mid-Island-Pacific Rim - October 19: 7:00 pm
Cowichan Valley - October 14 - 12:00 noon
Maple Ridge - Pitt Meadows
Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows - October 14: 10:00 am
Maple Ridge-Mission - October 14: 1:00 pm
Salmon Arm - October 7: 7:00 pm
Squamish - October 8: 6:00 pm
Vernon-Monashee - October 8: 6:00 pm
Victoria-Beacon Hill - October 13: 12:00 noon
Oak Bay-Gordon Head - October 13: 12:00 noon
Saanich South - October 15: 12:00 noon
Esquimalt-Metchosin - October 16: 12:00 noon
Victoria-Swan Lake - October 20: 12:00 noon
West Vancouver-Capilano - October 9: 9:00 am