Author Archives: Renewing Democracy Through Co-operation

Be Informed about Electoral Reform!

Want to learn the basics of Mixed Member Proportional (MMP) and Single Transferable Vote (PR-STV) and how PR relates to the guiding principles of the all-party electoral reform committee? Join us for a webinar on Sunday July 24, 2 PM … Continue reading

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Town Hall on Electoral Reform

STEPHEN FUHR HOSTS A DEMOCRATIC REFORM TOWN HALL WITH PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY MARK HOLLAND JULY 18 AT 6:00 PM UBCO Campus. Arts and Science Building Rm 140, 3333 University Way Kelowna  The event is free but you must register for a … Continue reading

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Conservative Supports Proportional Representation

The Conservative Party’s former national campaign director, Guy Giorno, is helping to spearhead a push to bring proportional representation to Canada. He says it is simply the right thing to do. “Proportional representation is the only principled approach which is … Continue reading

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The Case Against a Referendum in a Nutshell

We do not support a referendum for the following reasons: –          Most major decisions in our country have not been carried out by referendums; these include patriation of the Constitution, implementation of the Charter of Rights, the change from open oral … Continue reading

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The Case for Proportional Representation in a Nutshell

First Past the Post is a voting system which originated in 12th century England, and is used throughout the former British Empire (except for New Zealand). On the other hand, among OECD members, 85% use some form of proportional representation; … Continue reading

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The problem with preferential ballot

A number of options are on the table for the Liberals as they move to fulfil their promise of changing the way Canadians elect their MPs. But based on an analysis of October’s federal election results, the system that is … Continue reading

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Policy flip flops make first past the post costly

“No matter who you are, first-past-the-post has a negative economic impact on your life.” – Hugh Segal, PR advocate This is exactly what he was talking about. The policy lurches of winner-take-all voting cost us all, and not just in … Continue reading

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Interested in working for proportional representation?

Check this out: What Leadnow is doing. Send an open letter to Prime Minister Trudeau: https://secure.fairvote.ca/en/action/open-letter-to-justin-trudeau Sign the declaration of voters’ rights: https://secure.fairvote.ca/en/declaration

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Canada Votes 2015: The case for proportional representation

 In the North Okanagan Shuswap 60.7% of voters  voted for unsuccessful candidates. In other words, those points of view will not be directly represented in the new parliament.

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Problems with our antiquated First Past the Post electoral system

As summarized by the Law Commission of Canada report on electoral reform issued in 2004: being overly generous to the party that wins a plurality of the vote, rewarding it with a legislative majority disproportionate to its share of the … Continue reading

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