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Time to cooperate: A modest proposal for a progressive alliance on electoral reform

The two contests for the federal leadership, the NDP -- already started -- and the Liberal -- on hold -- give an opportunity to think political realignment in Canada.

These leadership races could be an opportunity for serious debate about proportional representation, to give every person an equal vote, and climate change, the most urgent issue humankind faces, and one where the majority in Parliament is at odds with the majority of Canadians.

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Moving forward on municipal voting reform in Toronto

Photo: D'Arcy Norman
We need to press voter equality and proportional representations at the municipal level.

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Hold the phone! Call for democracy

Monday, February 10, 2014 - 12:30pm - 6:00pm

Location

Across Canada and on Parliament Hill
Canada

Hold the phone! Call for democracy

HOLD THE PHONE

Without warning, the Harper government is ramming through legislation that will seriously undermine democracy in Canada. It was just introduced a few days ago, but could be adopted by the House of Commons as early as Monday or Tuesday.

But with enough pressure on Conservative MPs, we can stop this bill or at least slow it down.

Join us on Parliament Hill on Monday, February 10 for a mass call-in to Members of Parliament to stop the Unfair Elections Act.

If you can't be there in person, including if you are outside Ottawa, join the synchronized action by calling the Conservative MP closest to your riding from wherever you are from 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. EST.

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What do you find most outrageous about the Fair Elections Act?

The Conservatives' much-anticipated electoral reform bill was introduced this week, and it has caused outrage all across the nation.

What do you find most outrageous about the Fair Elections Act? 

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Electoral Reform Town Hall

Thursday, November 28, 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Location

Ralph Thornton Community Centre
2nd Floor, 765 Queen St E
Toronto, ON
Canada

It's About Time!! Action on Climate Change through Electoral Reform

Co-sponsor: Just Earth

The forum panel will be three high profile MPs:

Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party

Craig Scott, NDP MP for Toronto-Danforth

Stéphane Dion, former Liberal leader

Moderator: Toronto City Councillor, Adam Vaughan.

After the panel presents their views, there will an open Q&A.

 

 

 

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