Pubdate: Fri, 22 Nov 2013
Source: Delta Optimist (CN BC)
Copyright: 2013 Lower Mainland Publishing Group Inc
Author: Dave Willis
Cited: Sensible BC:


Sensible BC Has Until Dec. 9 to Collect Almost 3,500 Signatures in Delta South

Sensible BC's campaign in Delta South is entering the final stretch.

Local organizer Ralph Howey couldn't say exactly how many signatures 
have been collected so far in the riding but did say, "We still 
require hundreds more to sign the petition.

"We are out canvassing every day, mornings in Tsawwassen at the Town 
Centre Mall and afternoons in Ladner in Trenant Square," he said in 
an email to the Optimist.

Sensible BC needs to collect the signatures of more than 10 per cent 
of the registered voters in each of the province's 85 electoral 
districts by the end of the three-month campaign.

The 10 per cent threshold in Delta South equates to 3,477 signatures.

The initiative aims to force a provincial referendum on 
decriminalizing marijuana possession.

A campaign bus made stops in South Delta earlier this week, while 
canvassing also took place outside the recent Southlands public 
hearing at the South Delta Recreation Centre.

The campaign's deadline for collecting signatures is Dec. 9.
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