Earlier this month, British Columbia Medical Association members made headlines when they elected controversial Cambie Surgical Centre founder Brian Day as their Canadian Medical Association presidential nominee. But those who pay attention to the minutae of such events may be interested to know Fair Voting BC was commissioned to run that historic election, which was conducted via a mail-in preferential ballot. According to our operatives, the electoral reform group's president Bruce Hallsor also served as the association's chief electoral officer. The cost for all that work: expenses plus a $2,000 donation to Fair Voting - which will go toward financing its future electoral reform campaigns. Fair Voting intends to continue contracting out its services as part of its fundraising activities.
February 22, 2006