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BCNU Elections 2017

BCNU Elections 2017:  Candidate Profiles Online 

Provincial Candidates

Regional Candidates

Telephone Town Hall

There will be a live telephone town hall on Wednesday, May 24.  To find out how to participate, check out the event listing on the BCNU Events Calendar.

"Meet" the Candidates

The Provincial Nominations Committee hosted a 'meet the candidates' debate at Convention on Monday, May 15. BCNU experienced unavoidable technical difficulties in airing a live version. The un-edited version of the debate is now on BCNU's YouTube channel. Please note effective May 22, the candidates for president, vice president and treasurer have since been changed per the Provincial Nominations Committee.

watch the  candidates' debates 

After repeated warnings and progressive sanctions concerning misconduct during the election campaign, BCNU's Provincial Nominations Committee removed candidates Will Offley, Sharon Sharp, and Mary Jean Lyth from the ballot. The Committee removed them for breaching their undertaking to retract false information they published in their campaign literature and for violating the Union's polices and guidelines by which they agreed to conduct their campaigns when they signed their nomination forms. 

The Committee concluded that the continuous onslaught of false and/or misleading statements by these former candidates undermined the electoral process, and that a free and fair election was no longer possible. The Committee made this decision independently, free from any consultation with or influence by the incumbents. 

Consequently, the Committee prepared and presented a ticket of nominations with the names of the remaining candidates to the Executive Director and the President in accordance with Article 4.03(d) of the Bylaws. Since no other candidates were nominated for the Provincial Officer positions, the remaining nominees are elected by acclamation in accordance with Bylaw Article 4.01.

For full details, see the Provincial Nomination Committee bulletin dated May 22, 2017.

Voting Information

The voting period for the 2017 BCNU elections is from 0900 on Tuesday, May 23 until 1200 (noon) on Friday, June 2. 

The election will be conducted using a web-based online voting system that will be securely managed by Simply Voting, a Canadian-based company that specializes in electronic voting. 

In order to vote, BCNU must have your personal email address (not your work email). To ensure your email information is up-to-date, login or register on BCNU’s member portal between now and Friday, May 19.  After this date, please call the elections hotline 1-800-894-3311.

Complaint Process

Provincial and regional candidates running in the 2017 BCNU election must adhere to the Candidate Responsibilities. If you believe that any candidates have violated these rules, please complete the form below. The nominations committees will review all complaints and determine an appropriate course of action.

BCNU Election Complaint Form

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Updated: 5/23/2017 11:04 PM

 Important Bulletins

MAY 22, 2017 - Letter from Acting Executive Director and General Counsel, Umar Sheikh

MAY 22, 2017 - Candidates Removed by Nominations Committee

MAY 19, 2017 - Complaint Upheld re: false and misleading campaign literature

MAY 12, 2017 - Complaint Investigation Underway

MAY 10, 2017 - Complaint Resolution

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