Earlier, we exclusively reported electoral systems expert David Huntley has sent Fair Voting British Columbia executive members a petition demanding they apologize and resign. This, after British Columbians voted overwhelming on May 12 against the single-transferable vote system. But it looks the executive isn't going to be giving in to his demands. In an interview with Public Eye, Fair Voting British Columbia president Arjun Singh told Public Eye, "We haven't talked about it as an executive or as a board. But my personal feeling is the AGM will be coming up (in the fall) and if people want to run for the board or express different points of view, that's the appropriate time to do so."
"I think we ran a campaign that was ultimately unsuccessful," he continued. Be we all worked very hard. We were all very sincere in trying to win. So that's where I'm at."
And what about Prof. Huntley's specific allegation the executive ignored "clear professional advice" which would have given former citizens' assembly on electoral reform members a leading role on the yes side? "During the campaign we had lots of different opinions out there to work from. They all weren't the same," Mr. Singh responded. "But we certainly respect very, very much the assembly's work. And we think that was a great process."