Nursing home residents feel disenfranchised in Vancouver byelection

Ever since she was legally entitled to vote, a 97-year-old resident at St. Vincent’s Langara nursing home has never missed an election.

Until Saturday.

“This week we did not see signs but assumed it was business as usual for the 2017 byelection and that polling staff would be attending St. Vincent’s Langara on election day as they had not been there on advance poll days,” Fox says in her letter to Mackenzie. “Family members, residents and staff were shocked on Saturday evening when it became evident that polling staff were not going to attend SVL.”

Martha Perkins reports

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