B.C to Prolong Municipal Term Lengths

Fort St. John Mayor, Lori Ackerman, has mixed opinions on this.

Ackerman says “the local government has always been three years, and has always been something you could depend on.”

Ackerman adds, “at the Union of B.C Municipalities, this was pushed very hard by the lower mainland elected officials, simply because their costs of elections are much higher than ours are, and so they wanted to spread this over four years rather than three years.”

 If approved, the legislation would push the following election to October 2018, as well as bring the province in line with the rest of the country.