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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

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We need to press voter equality and proportional representations at the municipal level.

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Should there be mandatory voting in Canada?

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Let's face up to it. Making voting mandatory under the electoral system we have now would be like demanding that a student learn music on a keyboard that produces the intended note less than half the time -- and requires them to wait four years between keystrokes.

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What are your thoughts on the Ontario election?

The Ontario election is over and Kathleen Wynne's Liberals have a majority government. What are your thoughts on the Ontario election?

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How to beat Tim Hudak and defeat the right-wing agenda

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It seems like most Ontarians are only now getting interested in the June 12, 2014 vote in Ontario and the ballot, which will determine who will rule Canada's largest province. The Polls indicate that the current governing Ontario Liberals led by Kathleen Wynne are in a neck and neck race with Tim Hudak's Ontario Progressive Conservatives.

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Canada's electoral system is failing democracy. We need a citizen-led consultation process and a new electoral model. Make every vote count!

Proportional Representation for Action on Climate Change

Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Location

Metro Hall, Rm 308/309
55 John St
Toronto, ON
Canada
43° 38' 45.6612" N, 79° 23' 21.4188" W

Do you know that countries with proportional representation adopt better environmental protection laws and use energy more efficiently?

Free admission -- explore how electoral reform is the way to get action on Climate Change.

Panel Speakers:

Joyce Murray, MP Liberal Party; Bruce Hyer, MP Green Party; Linda McQuaig, former candidate, New Democratic Party; Moderator: Reg Stackhouse, PhD, former Conservative MP https://m.facebook.com/events/1411209449139336

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