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Voter’s “right” to remove bad local politicians, Telkwa suggests

Telkwa Council will be endorsing an idea at the upcoming Union of British Columbia Municipalities convention that could give voters a lot of power.

Council will present a resolution that would let residents kick out municipal politicians who they felt is doing a bad job.

A similar idea has been shot down in the past, but Mayor Darcy Repen says recent circumstances make this idea a better fit for today’s governments.

“We’ve just extended the terms to four years. On the good side, four years is a better opportunity for municipal governments to do a lot of good in the community and move forward with initiatives,” he says, “but it’s also a longer period of time if you have a municipal politician or government that is not performing.”

Council wishes to hear from voters and what you think of the resolution.

The UBCM will take place from September 21st – 25th in Vancouver

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