Recall organizers decide on date to file recall petition

Organizers in the Cariboo-Chilcotin riding have settled on Feb. 15 to officially file their petition for recall with Elections B.C.

  • Feb. 1, 2011 11:00 a.m.

Organizers in the Cariboo-Chilcotin riding have settled on Feb. 15 to officially file their petition for recall with Elections B.C.

Eric Freeston, recall organizer, says the date was chosen for two reasons.

One, it’s the day after the government reconvenes the legislature.

Two, it’s a time when travelling seniors are returning home in order to file their income taxes.

“We’re interested in making sure as many people who live in the area get a chance to sign the recall if they chose to,” Freeston says.

“It will give us the opportunity to get those people signing up as well because there’s no doubt senior citizens are one of the most vocal groups against the HST so we want to make sure that we’re able to reach out to as many of them as possible.”

The local campaign has chosen Gary Edwards of 100 Mile House as its proponent, or the individual to file the petition with Elections B.C.

Freeston expects it will be a few days after filing that the organizers will hear back from Elections B.C. with approval to proceed or not.

He says the campaign has enough canvassers but they’ll always welcome more.