Christy Clark is defending a new bill that would give all political parties in BC access to a list of who voted in an election.
This, after the legislation was criticized by BC’s Privacy Commissioner and an MLA in her own BC Liberal caucus.
The premier insists adjustments are being made to “level the playing field.”
“Changes to the Elections Act will make it possible for people who don’t run with political parties or who run with small political parties and don’t have a vast province wide organization to have access to the same kinds of information in each riding that the big parties have.”
Clark also insists Bill 20 does not give politicians the ability to see who people voted for.
As for whether she thinks voting should be mandatory in BC, she says that wouldn’t be “democratic.”