Bookmark and Share

Sousfonds 1 - Vancouver Electoral Reform Commission sousfonds

Title and statement of responsibility area

Title proper

Vancouver Electoral Reform Commission sousfonds

General material designation

  • Textual record

Parallel title

Other title information

Title statements of responsibility

Title notes

  • Source of title proper: Title based on the provenance of the records.

Level of description

Sousfonds

Reference code

COV-1

Edition area

Edition statement

Edition statement of responsibility

Class of material specific details area

Statement of scale (cartographic)

Statement of projection (cartographic)

Statement of coordinates (cartographic)

Statement of scale (architectural)

Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)

Dates of creation area

Date(s)

  • 2003-2004 (Creation)
    Creator
    Vancouver Electoral Reform Commission

Physical description area

Physical description


  • 1m of textual records
  • 2 CD-Roms
  • 74 digital video tapes
  • 7 maps
  • 6 posters

Publisher's series area

Title proper of publisher's series

Parallel titles of publisher's series

Other title information of publisher's series

Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series

Numbering within publisher's series

Note on publisher's series

Archival description area

Name of creator

(2003-2004)

Administrative history

The City of Vancouver established the Vancouver Electoral Reform Commission (VERC) in Sept 2003 to make recommendations regarding changes to the City's Electoral system, in particular, the potential to change from the present at-large system to a ward system. Thomas Berger, a former British Columbia Supreme Court judge and head of several Royal Commissions, was appointed as the chair. The first public debates were among academics about the merits and drawbacks of different electoral models. The second public forum involved three previous mayors to discuss which model they support and reasons for their conclusions. During the first six months of 2004, the commission held a total of 17 public forums in neighbourhoods all around Vancouver to hear from citizens about their views. The commission also provided a questionnaire asking for public opinion on the issue, which was available in print and online, and accepted many other written submissions. VERC's final report contained 23 recommendations based on the results of the public consultation, and was in favour of adopting a ward system. Most importantly, the report recommended that a referendum on adopting a ward system be held, the question being:

Are you in favour of abolishing the at-large system and electing members of City Council by a ward system, with boundaries as set out on the map on this ballot? [Yes or No]

The referendum question was defeated a vote held on October 16, 2004.

Custodial history

Scope and content

Sousfonds consists of records related to the Vancouver Electoral Reform Commission (VERC). Sousfonds is arranged into 3 series: Administrative files (series 671), Public meetings and consultation (series 672) and Research and reference materials (series 673).

Notes area

Physical condition

Immediate source of acquisition

Arrangement

Language of material

Script of material

Location of originals

Availability of other formats

Restrictions on access

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Finding aids

Series list is available

Associated materials

A City neighbourhoods : report to the 2004 Vancouver Electoral Reform Commission, Item Number: PD 3083

Related materials

Accruals

Alternative identifier(s)

Standard number area

Standard number

Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Control area

Rights area

Accession area

Related subjects

Related people and organizations

Related places

Related genres