Elections terms hiked to four years

Elections for mayors, councils, and school boards in B.C. will be held every four years, starting with the next term.

The province announced Tuesday that it will switch from a three-year to a four-year cycle.

The next scheduled election, this November, will be at the end of the current three-year terms, and the following election will be October 2018.

All other provinces are on four-year municipal cycles.

The Local Government Elections Task Force had recommended the change, and the Union of B.C. Municipalities and the BC School Trustees Association supported it.

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