If England embraces fair voting next, that will leave only Canada and the United States as the only Anglo-American democracies using the outdated, status-quo voting system. BC must lead the way.
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Fair Vote Canada has launched a photo and video competition.
This Ontario election has shown more than most elections that our First-past-the-post voting system is broken,” says Réal Lavergne, President of Fair Vote Canada.
The sensitivity of our first-past-the-post system to small shifts in voter preferences leads to hyper-partisan behaviour and increases the incentives to engage in dirty tricks and wedge politics.
Electoral reform is not going away and, despite the broken promise federally, has considerable momentum at the provincial level. British Columbia, Quebec, and Prince Edward Island are moving forward.
On October 4th, the British Columbia NDP announced that in the fall of 2018, British Columbia voters will be voting in a referendum on proportional representation. Get involved.
Fair Vote Canada and Democracy Watch jointly demand that the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, Mary Dawson, investigate Prime Minister Trudeau’s actions concerning electoral reform.
In the end, 88% of the experts the ERRE heard (invited and vetted by all parties) and 87% the public who testified were for PR. The ERRE online survey found strong support for both the principle of PR
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Don't let proportional representation die on the vine.
Fair Vote Canada makes the case for proportional representation to the federal government Special Committee on Electoral Reform and it's worth reading.