Bill 20: Election Amendment Act
To the Honourable the Legislative Assembly of the Province of British Columbia, in Legislature Assembled:
The petition of the undersigned, residents of the Province of British Columbia, states that:
Whereas Section 6 of Bill 20 – Election Amendment Act, 2015 provides British Columbians' personal information to political parties in a manner with which it is likely to be exploited to further partisan, political interest;
and Whereas this information could be used to suppress voter turnout, incentivize aggressive fundraising tactics, and increase the questionable use of robocalls;
and Whereas the Office of the Privacy Commissioner – which was not consulted in the drafting of this bill – has raised “deep concerns” about how this information may be used and has urged the government to withdraw these sections;
and Whereas British Columbians were not asked for consent to share their personal information with political parties in this manner;
Your petitioners respectfully request that the Honourable House withdraw Section 6 of Bill 20 – Election Amendment Act, 2015 and all amendments related to it.Dated 16th day of May, 2015.