North Vancouver District councillor Jim Hanson, a person wise in the way of politics, gave me his insight about fixed election dates. It’s worth a wider audience:
When the BCNDP was in opposition, they appreciated that fixed election dates allowed them to look ahead and engage in an election with foresight and planning. Candidates with lives outside of politics could plan to be available for an election campaign.
Snap elections make it impossible for qualified candidates with busy lives to participate.
Snap elections favour the participation of political elites at the expense of the participation of working citizens.
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