Posts Tagged ‘fairvote’

Ignatieff talks at UBC – but will he Say anything?

January 15, 2010

UBC is being visited today by the Liberal party road tour, Michael Ignatieff will be talking about his and our dreams for Canada’s 150th birthday in 2017.  I’m planning on going, hopeful there is room for questions from the audience. If so I’m going to ask him this:

Will your party commit to working with other opposition parties to address the democratic deficit in Canada? Fair Vote Canada recently sent a letter to your party and the others suggesting some ways to improve democratic representation in Canada.  This is more important now than ever when we have to endure a Conservative minority government that was rejected by 60% of the population and who are willing to reckless abuse the constitutional powers of government to shut down debate and investigations.

So, Mr. Ignatieff, will you commit to working with the other opposition parties to ensure that Canada gets the representation that they actually vote for in Ottawa?

Thank you.

I’ll let you know what he says later…

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Test Drive BC-STV

April 13, 2009

The best way to understand some things is to give it a try.  Democracy is like that.  If you still don’t have a good idea of how voting in BC-STV works or how votes are counted up why not trying voting right now online. Read the rest of this entry »

An explosion of petitions!

December 17, 2008

I love petitions, its a direct way for people to voice a strong concern about an issue and its an easy thing for them to do.  Its not always clear they are effective, but when a politician is faced with definitive proof that hundreds of thousands of people care about an issue their instinct is not to ignore it. Read the rest of this entry »