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| December 7, 2016
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| December 2, 2016

Liberals dismiss calls for a referendum, let Canadians down on electoral reform

Image: Facebook/Maryam Monsef
The special committee of MPs tasked with studying electoral reform in Canada released its report today, on schedule. Min. Maryam Monsef's response was a disgrace.

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Image: Facebook/Maryam Monsef
| December 1, 2016
November 22, 2016 |
The government should have the recommendation about electoral reform by Dec. 1. At the consultation, of the witnesses with a position on voting systems, 88% recommended proportional representation.

The clock is ticking on electoral reform: Trudeau needs to deliver on his promise to make every vote count

Image: Flickr/Canada 2020
As the deadline approaches for the House of Commons electoral reform committee to make its report(s), the pressure grows on Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party to tell Canadians where they stand.

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| November 19, 2016

U.S. presidential debacle rekindles electoral reform debate

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Electoral reform never seems to quite fall off the agenda. The presidential debacle in the U.S. -- Clinton won the popular vote but Trump will be president, just like Gore and Bush in 2000 -- has rekindled the debate down there.

Since we're supposed to already have democracy, it always comes as a surprise to realize we aren't there yet.

You'd think we were stuck in the Britain of the mid-1800s, the heyday of Chartism. It was a mighty mass movement of working people whose lives and communities had been shattered by, among other things, free trade! Their solution wasn't a Marxist overthrow of "the ruling class" but extending the vote to all (meaning, at the time, all men) rather than only the rich.


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