September 30, 2019
Announcement: Introducing the Canvasser Action Binder

To: 34 reporters and commentators; 27 trustee candidates and trustees; 35 of the many voters who are very concerned about our "one-size-fits-all" school boards; and 57 generally interested folks including members of the Social Mavrik Federation.

From: Bob Bray, Charter School Petition Proponent

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CAMPBELL RIVER: Bob Bray, proponent of the province-wide petition titled "Initiative to Allow the Voluntary Formation of Twenty Charter Schools", introduces the Canvasser Action Binder.

The Canvasser Action Binder is a way for canvassers to organize all of the petition material required by Elections BC, plus some additional information provided by the proponent.

The Canvasser Action Binder includes:
  • Initiative Petition Canvasser Guide
  • canvasser identification card
  • petition cover sheet
  • petition sheet for signatures
  • form 939 for voters who are physically unable to sign a petition sheet
  • riding summary report showing signing statistics to date
  • color map of the riding

For Social Mavrik members who are canvassers, a Canvasser Support Action Binder for their riding is provided at no extra cost. For non-member canvassers the cost is $50 to cover materials and shipping. A binder can also be homemade with preferably a yellow three-ring binder.

A canvasser can collect signatures without a Canvasser Action Binder. The proponent will provide all of the documents listed above as email attachments. Each canvasser just needs to print and then present their ID card and the petition cover sheet at the time of obtaining signatures on the petition sheet.
Charter Schools in Alberta
Charter Schools have been part of the Alberta public school system for 25 years, since 1994.

Over the years, three Alberta charter schools have closed. Running a charter school without enthusiastic parental support has consequences.

Currently there are 13 Alberta charter schools meeting parental expectations as indicated by their over-subscribed multi-year waiting lists.
Wikipedia on Alberta Charter Schools
"Alberta charter schools are a special type of public schools which have a greater degree of autonomy than a normal public school, to allow them to offer programs that are significantly different from regular public schools operated by district school boards.

Charter schools report directly to the province, bypassing their local district school board, may not exceed their assigned quota of students without provincial permission, and are currently limited to fifteen schools.

Alberta charter schools are publicly funded and the school associations must be non-profit societies. The charter schools cannot have a religious affiliation, cannot charge tuition, and cannot operate on a for-profit basis. The teachers must be certified, and the curriculum must follow the approved provincial curriculum.

Alberta, which passed enabling legislation in 1994, is the only province in Canada to have charter schools."
Bob Bray, Initiative Petition Proponent
Phone: 250-900-2422
Mail: 422-1434 Ironwood Street, Campbell River, British Columbia V9W 5T5
The Social Mavrik Federation is a registered society in British Columbia dedicated to cultural politics through endorsing MP / MLA / Trustee candidates and supporting initiative petitions, as directed by its members.
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The link to obtain a printable copy of the volunteer canvasser application form is:
You can take action by printing and mailing the canvasser application form to:
Bob Bray, Proponent, 422-1434 Ironwood Street, Campbell River, BC V9W 5T5
The September 23rd Announcement that introduced the Couple Signing at Home Method, postponed the Opposed Signing Alternative, described how legislative petitions are to BC, and explained Charter Schools can be seen here.