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Local candidates discuss BC-STV

first_imgwww.stv.ca     – Supports the BC-STV systemwww.nostv.ca  – Wants to keep BC’s current system On the May 12th election, British Columbians get the chance to change the way they vote.The Single Transferable Vote system received 58 percent support, only two percent short of passing, in a 2005 referendum.Currently, BC uses the First Past the Post system where the candidate winning the most votes in a constituency is the winner, even if the candidate received less than 50 percent of the total number of votes.- Advertisement -Now, BC-STV supporters claim, in the last provincial election, 13 percent of voters cast their ballots for smaller parties, and received no legislative representation.However, those against the proposed system, say with STV’s electoral areas, it is possible to elect all the candidates for an area, from one community, leaving others with no effective representation.Politicians are keeping their eye on the hot-topic. Here’s Liberal candidate Pat Pimm, followed by NDP candidate Jackie Allen, Green Party’s Liz Logan and Independent Arthur Hadland, on their position on the BC-STV.Advertisement [asset|aid=1270|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=5dd2123a83aad2192f338e7a0699eee2-STV All Candidates_1_Pub.mp3]Sue Arnston from the Refederation Party did not return Moose FM’s phone calls on the topic.The Fort St. John public library is hosting a BC-STV presentation on Thursday, April 23rd. It starts at 7PM at the North Peace Cultural Centre. The meeting is to inform voters on the process. Everyone who is curious or has questions on the system is invited to attend.You can also visit these two sites to get more background on the BC-STV:Advertisementlast_img read more

Air Kiribati and Solomon Airlines sign new aviation agreement

first_imgAir Kiribati and Solomon Airlines sign new aviation agreementThe agreement holds even more significance for the Kiribati national carrier which recently relaunched as an international airline following a decision by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to provide the carrier with its official two letter designate code – IK.At an official signing taking place in Tarawa, the Kiribati Minister for Transport, Information, Communication, and Tourism Development, the Hon. Willie Tokataake heralded the signing as important both in its capacity to significantly boosts aviation access into Kiribati and also build on both countries’ existing strong links.“There is no doubt this new agreement will boost economic development opportunities and in particular tourism and export opportunities for Kiribati,” the Minister said.Welcoming the agreement, Solomon Airlines CEO, Brett Gerbers described the signing as an  important step for both airlines and would play a key role in forging an even closer relationship with Kiribati.“Our partnership with Air Kiribati is an important one and we very much look forward to working together to see this become a success.“This service is more than just a link between two nations – it is also an avenue for both nations to grow and prosper as we walk forward together.”Echoing Mr Gerber’s words, Air Kiribati CEO, Tarataake Teannaki  aid his airline was excited to be working with an airline partner which understood the travel needs of both the Kiribati people and Air Kiribati.“This service will be a major step up and will give the Kiribati people new options to travel beyond our islands,” Mr Teannaki said.Service start date and the service schedules will be announced in coming weeks with an official launch to be held in Tarawa.The development builds on an agreement signed last November for a new Air Service Agreement (ASA) and Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Solomon Islands and Republic of Kiribati.Aimed at promoting aviation between the two countries as one sector, the MOU is already showing development on a raft of activities intended to contribute to both countries’ social and economic development. Solomon AirlinesBook flights here Source = Mike Parker-Brown, Solomon Airlines PRlast_img read more