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Elizabeth May will stay on as Green Party leader

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Elizabeth May announced she will stay on as Green Party leader on Monday at a press conference on Pariliament Hill.

"After much reflection and consideration, I am honoured to continue to serve as leader of the Green Party of Canada," said May in a statement before the press conference.

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August 22, 2016 |
Fair Vote Canada makes the case for proportional representation to the federal government Special Committee on Electoral Reform and it's worth reading.

Proportional representation not a cure-all for underrepresentation of women in Parliament

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Something amazing happened during the July 7 meeting of the Special Committee on Electoral Reform: the committee briefly waded into a discussion about how to address the underrepresentation of women and visible minorities in the House of Commons.

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July 26, 2016 |
From July 25-28 the federal government's electoral reform committee will hold 7 hearings. Join the conversation on Twitter, watch the meetings live and help replace Canada's outdated electoral system.

The electoral reform committee wants to hear from you! Kind of...

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The House of Commons Special Committee on Electoral Reform (ERRE) wants to hear from you! Well, sort of.

The all-party committee has decided against allotting time to address questions from Twitter users -- a motion introduced by both committee members NDP MP Nathan Cullen and Green Party Leader Elizabeth May.

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'Canadian democracy will be healthier': Elizabeth May on electoral reform

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On June 2, the Liberals agreed to support the NDP's proposal that the electoral reform committee be proportional to the popular vote in the 2015 election. The NDP's proposal ensures that parties will have to collaborate on electoral reform because no one party will have a majority.

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| June 14, 2016
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| June 13, 2016
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Democratic reform Justin? Democracy, anyone?

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By confessing his government was starting to look like its predecessor, Justin Trudeau did a clever step down from his party position on democratic reform.

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