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NDP's commitment to MMP & October 17 event

Upcoming events: 

 

Electoral Reform - Make Every Vote Count

 
Thu, Oct 17, 7:00pm
 
Hope House (former Norfolk Street United Church) 75 Norfolk Street, Guelph, Ontario
 
 
On Thursday,October 17th, Frank Valeriote will be hosting a town hall meeting to discuss “Electoral Reform – Make Every Vote Count”.
 
Guest speakers include:
The Honourable Stephane Dion,  Member of Parliament for Saint-Laurent–Cartierville and former Minister Intergovernmental Affairs. As a scholar and former Minister responsible for constitutional issues, Mr. Dion will speak about his proposal for “Proportional, Preferential,  Personalized voting” or P3.
 
Dr. Brian Tanguay, Professor at Wilfrid Laurier University.  Dr. Tanguay will discuss the Scottish-style, mixed-member proportional (MMP) voting system advocated in 2004’s Law Commission Report, Voting Counts.
What's new: 

 

NDP's commitment to Electoral Reform - MMP

 
Tom Mulcair, Leader of NDP replied to our letter re Proportional Representation is Crucial
 
OTTAWA 
October 8, 2013
 
Members, The Canadian Electoral Alliance 
 
Dear Friends:
 
Thank you for your recent email. I’m glad that you were able to participate in Craig’s consultations on proportional representation. I hope you will continue to follow his tour here: 
http://craigscott.ndp.ca/democraticreform . I appreciate your input and your suggestions on how to move forward. Please know that with Craig in the lead, New Democrats will investigate thoroughly all scenarios and their possible effects on other important NDP campaigns such as Senate abolition.
 
Like you, New Democrats believe Canada needs electoral reform to ensure that Parliament more closely reflects the political will of Canadians. We know that more and more Canadians no longer accept the unfairness of the current electoral system—they want a system that ensures that their votes count.
 
In March 2011, the NDP tabled a motion calling for the House of Commons to appoint a Special Committee for Democratic Improvement. Unfortunately, the Conservatives, Liberals and the Bloc voted against the motion. We are now acting on what would have been the mandate of this Committee–-to engage with Canadians, and make recommendations to Parliament on how best to achieve a House of Commons that more accurately reflects the votes of Canadians by combining direct election by electoral district and proportional representation—with Craig’s consultations.
 
As you likely know, our commitment to electoral reform was again reinforced at our 2013 NDP Convention where delegates debated and passed a resolution in support of electoral reform. It reads as follows:
 
5-02-13 Resolution on Electoral Reform:
 
WHEREAS the current federal electoral system contains major shortcomings generating a significant democratic deficit;
 
WHEREAS the decline in voter turnout in federal elections in the last twenty years in Canada is worrying;
 
WHEREAS any electoral reform process must include the study of all relevant experience with an electoral system that includes both proportional representation and MPs directly elected in ridings;
 
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the federal New Democratic Party reaffirm its desire to reform Canada’s electoral system by way of a system that combines proportional representation and direct election of Members of Parliament from constituencies, that is to say, through a version of mixed member proportional (MMP) representation that is adapted to Canada.
 
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the NDP reaffirms its longstanding electoral commitment to such reform and its firmly held belief that Canadian voters must approve such reform.
 
BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED THAT the federal NDP’s Critic and Deputy Critic for Democratic and Parliamentary Reform should consult widely in communities across Canada before the next federal election.
 
New Democrats want to make sure our current electoral system reflects the political preferences of Canadians. We will continue to work towards changes to the first-past-the- post practice for electing MPs by combining it with a proportional representation system that more accurately reflects the political will and decisions of the voting public. We remain committed to engaging Canadians to solicit their views on the kind of representation they want.
It’s time for a change. Let’s work together to make electoral reform happen. Again, thank you for writing. I appreciate hearing your views.
 
Sincerely,
 
Thomas Mulcair, M.P. (Outremont) Leader of the Official Opposition New Democratic Party of Canada
 

 

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Canadian Electoral Alliance is a volunteer group. The organization sprang from informal discussions after the last federal election resulted in a Harper Conservative majority with less than 40% of the popular vote. The “60% majority” now sees cherished institutions wrecked, environmental measures long in place eliminated, money spent on prison building (although the crime rate is  falling), among them.

Our members include members of three political parties along with many with no party affiliation. People of any political persuasion are welcome. The goal is basic electoral reform, to make every vote count, to revitalize Canadian democracy.

Subscribe to our newsletter www.electoralalliance.ca

Sign our declaration at http://www.electoralalliance.ca/content/electoral-alliance-declaration

Sign the Community Resolution http://www.electoralalliance.ca/webform/community-resolution

Democracy Salon October & events * Correct date for Elizabeth May event should be October 10, 2013*

Upcoming events: 

Democracy Salon

Thursday October 3, 2013, 6:00 to 8:00pm

The 519 Community Centre, 519 Church St., Toronto, Ontario

link to map http://goo.gl/maps/ryxrx

Agenda

1. Reports on Sep 19 Democracy on The Danforth and Sep 27-29 Simcoe North Orilia conference on electoral change

2. Two possible dates mid Nov and Dec 3 for two town halls - one to be co-host with JustEarth.

3. Connecting speakers for town hall - Elizabeth May and electoral candidates from Toronto Centre By-election

4. Oct 10—Elizabeth May Save Democracy From Politics 2013 Tour.  Toronto town hall at Hart House - our attendance

5. Update on website with new articles and links

 

What's new: 

Elizabeth May on her Save Democracy From Politics 2013 Tour - Toronto 

October 10, 2013 7pm

The Debates Room - Hart House, 7 Hart House Circle, University of Toronto

http://electoralalliance.ca/save-democracy-politics-2013-tour-elizabeth-may

 

Whenever Elizabeth speaks she often has a fresh take on our political system. At an event on the weekend (Make Every Vote Count 2015) she said that FPTP injects toxicity into politics.

This is what all winner-take-all systems do.  With only one spot available in each riding, competition is fierce and under-represented groups get shoved aside.

Proportional systems open the doors of Parliament letting in not only more ideas but also more women, minorities and other underrepresented groups.

 

Doing The Electoral Math

Silver Donald Cameron

http://electoralalliance.ca/news

 

“I'm really happy Justin Trudeau's leading the Liberals,” said my friend. “God, I can't stand Harper! I can't wait for Justin to get rid of him!”

“Justin Trudeau isn't going to get rid of Harper,” I said. “He's going to keep Harper in power. He's Harper's dream Liberal leader. Harper is probably rubbing his hands with glee.”

..

The solution to the immediate problem – ridding ourselves of Harper – therefore seems simple: ensure that the opposition parties compete only with the Conservatives, and not with one another, especially in closely-contested ridings. If the true allegiance of the opposition parties is to the country and to its people – which it should be  – they should agree to run a single opposition candidate in ridings where the Conservative incumbent is vulnerable.

 

John Cleese supports PR in radio interview

thescopeatryerson.ca

In an interview on Friday with Josh Kolm of Ryerson Radio, John Cleese stated that he has been a long-time supporter of proportional representation for the simple reason that it is democratic. Cleese kindly agreed to FairVote Canada's request to do the interview and some station ID’s for Ryerson to help the cause of proportional representation in Canada.

The interview will play on thescopeatryerson.ca. Watch this space for the exact time and date.

He will be doing a similar interview in Edmonton for U of Calgary radio on October 4. Cleese has been in Toronto for a five-day run of his show “The last chance to see me before I die.”

 

 

 

 

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Canadian Electoral Alliance is a volunteer group. The organization sprang from informal discussions after the last federal election resulted in a Harper Conservative majority with less than 40% of the popular vote. The “60% majority” now sees cherished institutions wrecked, environmental measures long in place eliminated, money spent on prison building (although the crime rate is  falling), among them.

Our members include members of three political parties along with many with no party affiliation. People of any political persuasion are welcome. The goal is basic electoral reform, to make every vote count, to revitalize Canadian democracy.

Subscribe to our newsletter www.electoralalliance.ca

Sign our declaration at http://www.electoralalliance.ca/content/electoral-alliance-declaration

Sign the Community Resolution http://www.electoralalliance.ca/webform/community-resolution

Democracy Salon October & events

Upcoming events: 

Democracy Salon

Thursday October 3, 2013, 6:00 to 8:00pm

The 519 Community Centre, 519 Church St., Toronto, Ontario

link to map http://goo.gl/maps/ryxrx

Agenda

1. Reports on Sep 19 Democracy on The Danforth and Sep 27-29 Simcoe North Orilia conference on electoral change

2. Two possible dates mid Nov and Dec 3 for two town halls - one to be co-host with JustEarth.

3. Connecting speakers for town hall - Elizabeth May and electoral candidates from Toronto Centre By-election

4. Oct 10—Elizabeth May Save Democracy From Politics 2013 Tour.  Toronto town hall at Hart House - our attendance

5. Update on website with new articles and links

 

What's new: 

Elizabeth May on her Save Democracy From Politics 2013 Tour - Toronto 

October 10, 2013 7pm

The Debates Room - Hart House, 7 Hart House Circle, University of Toronto

http://electoralalliance.ca/save-democracy-politics-2013-tour-elizabeth-may

 

Whenever Elizabeth speaks she often has a fresh take on our political system. At an event on the weekend (Make Every Vote Count 2015) she said that FPTP injects toxicity into politics.

This is what all winner-take-all systems do.  With only one spot available in each riding, competition is fierce and under-represented groups get shoved aside.

Proportional systems open the doors of Parliament letting in not only more ideas but also more women, minorities and other underrepresented groups.

 

Doing The Electoral Math

Silver Donald Cameron

http://electoralalliance.ca/news

 

“I'm really happy Justin Trudeau's leading the Liberals,” said my friend. “God, I can't stand Harper! I can't wait for Justin to get rid of him!”

“Justin Trudeau isn't going to get rid of Harper,” I said. “He's going to keep Harper in power. He's Harper's dream Liberal leader. Harper is probably rubbing his hands with glee.”

..

The solution to the immediate problem – ridding ourselves of Harper – therefore seems simple: ensure that the opposition parties compete only with the Conservatives, and not with one another, especially in closely-contested ridings. If the true allegiance of the opposition parties is to the country and to its people – which it should be  – they should agree to run a single opposition candidate in ridings where the Conservative incumbent is vulnerable.

 

John Cleese supports PR in radio interview

thescopeatryerson.ca

In an interview on Friday with Josh Kolm of Ryerson Radio, John Cleese stated that he has been a long-time supporter of proportional representation for the simple reason that it is democratic. Cleese kindly agreed to FVC's request to do the interview and some station ID’s for Ryerson to help the cause of proportional representation in Canada.

The interview will play next week on thescopeatryerson.ca. Watch this space for the exact time and date.

He will be doing a similar interview in Edmonton for U of Calgary radio on October 4. Cleese has been in Toronto for a five-day run of his show “The last chance to see me before I die.”

 

 

 

 

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Canadian Electoral Alliance is a volunteer group. The organization sprang from informal discussions after the last federal election resulted in a Harper Conservative majority with less than 40% of the popular vote. The “60% majority” now sees cherished institutions wrecked, environmental measures long in place eliminated, money spent on prison building (although the crime rate is  falling), among them.

Our members include members of three political parties along with many with no party affiliation. People of any political persuasion are welcome. The goal is basic electoral reform, to make every vote count, to revitalize Canadian democracy.

Subscribe to our newsletter www.electoralalliance.ca

Sign our declaration at http://www.electoralalliance.ca/content/electoral-alliance-declaration

Sign the Community Resolution http://www.electoralalliance.ca/webform/community-resolution

Democracy Salon and Democracy Week events

Upcoming events: 

Democracy Salon

Monday September 16, 2013, 6:00 to 8:00pm

The 519 Community Centre, 519 Church St., Toronto, Ontario

link to map http://goo.gl/maps/ryxrx

Agenda

1. Town hall with JustEarth re How Electoral Change could help Fight climate change

2. Leadnow connection - report re conference call on cooperation

3. Democracy Day on The Danforth Sep 19 with Craig Scott - our presence 

4. Make Every Vote Count 2015 Sep 27-29 conference in Orillia - what is our input?
 
5. Guelph Town Hall October 17 with Brian Tanguay and Stéphane Dion
 
6. Letter to Thomas Mulcair for a better House of Common, PR and MMP, before demolishing of Senate and the link of both
 
7. Other Business 
 
What's new: 

Cooperate for Canada Conference

September 27-29, 2013, YMCA Geneva Park Conference Centre, Orillia

 
Saturaday only option now available.
 
Sept. 27 Friday evening 
Guest speakers and opening reception. Elizabeth May (Green MP), Alexandrine Latendresses (NDP MP), Joyce Murray (Liberal MP - via video link), and John Deverell (Fair Vote Canada).
 
Sept. 28 Saturday
Structured large and small group conversations on the theme:
“We need a new voting system. How will we get it?”
Evening program with renowned Canadian singer-songwriter James Gordon.
 
Sept. 29 Sunday morning
Putting our proposed strategies into action. 
 

 

Democracy Day on The Danforth

Thu, Sep 19, 6:30 to 8:30pm
Eastminster United Church (Auditorium)
310 Danforth Avenue (near Chester TTC Station)
 
 
Craig Scott, MP and Fair Vote Canada invite you to the NDP’s National Electoral Reform Tour stop in Toronto. 
 
We want to hear what you think about the NDP vision of proportional representation at the federal level!
 
More and more Canadians no longer accept the unfairness of our electoral system.
It’s time for a change.
 
Let’s work together to make every vote count!

 

 

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Canadian Electoral Alliance is a volunteer group. The organization sprang from informal discussions after the last federal election resulted in a Harper Conservative majority with less than 40% of the popular vote. The “60% majority” now sees cherished institutions wrecked, environmental measures long in place eliminated, money spent on prison building (although the crime rate is  falling), among them.

Our members include members of three political parties along with many with no party affiliation. People of any political persuasion are welcome. The goal is basic electoral reform, to make every vote count, to revitalize Canadian democracy.

Subscribe to our newsletter www.electoralalliance.ca

Sign our declaration at http://www.electoralalliance.ca/content/electoral-alliance-declaration

Sign the Community Resolution http://www.electoralalliance.ca/webform/community-resolution

Events in the Fall 2013

Upcoming events: 

Make Every Vote Count 2015 - Conference

An event organized by the friends in Simcoe North

 

Towards a fair & democratic voting system

"What can Canadians do NOW to modernize our voting system and create real electoral reform?

http://www.makeeveryvotecount2015.org/home.html

Where: Geneva Park, Orillia

When: September 27 - 29, 2013

Weekend or Saturaday only options availble.

 

Friday evening Sept. 27

Guest speakers and opening reception. Speakers will include high profile representatives of political parties, in person or via video link

 

Saturday Sept. 28

Structured large and small group conversations on the theme:

“We need a new voting system. How will we get it?”

Evening program with renowned Canadian singer-songwriter James Gordon.

 

Sunday morning Sept. 29

Putting our proposed strategies into action

 

For further information about the conference, contact gordon.ball@sympatico.ca

What's new: 

Town Hall in the Fall 2013

 
Canadian Electoral Alliance has been focusing the talk on cooperation/alliance among Liberal, NDP and Green Party for the next federal election, leading to an electoral reform to Proportional Representation (PR).  We have been and are still working to get the party leaders' attention and action of such.  This is our top down approach as the party leaders are the ones that sign the paper for electoral candidates.
 
While working on this strategy, we also need to get a cooperation from the grassroots, the bottom up approach.  We need the voters understand what they can do to make it happen.
 
Of course all voters should keep the voice out on party cooperation. But if it does not happen at the party leaders level, we need the voters to make it happen.
 
During the next federal election, we and many groups from all areas, with the assistance of many experts that have been doing and will again do analysis on swing ridings, are going to endorse a cooperate candidate. And we work to persuade voters to vote for that particular candidate. This will achieve the cooperation at the voters level.
 
Canadian Electoral Alliance is planning a town hall on this.  We need your ideas and help!  Send us your thoughs!
 
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Canadian Electoral Alliance is a volunteer group. The organization sprang from informal discussions after the last federal election resulted in a Harper Conservative majority with less than 40% of the popular vote. The “60% majority” now sees cherished institutions wrecked, environmental measures long in place eliminated, money spent on prison building (although the crime rate is  falling), among them.

Our members include members of three political parties along with many with no party affiliation. People of any political persuasion are welcome. The goal is basic electoral reform, to make every vote count, to revitalize Canadian democracy.

If you haven't already done so,

Sign our declaration at http://www.electoralalliance.ca/content/electoral-alliance-declaration

Sign the Community Resolution http://www.electoralalliance.ca/webform/community-resolution

July 17 Democracy Salon

Upcoming events: 

Democracy Salon

Wednesday July 17, 2013, 6:00 to 7:30pm

The 519 Community Centre, 519 Church St., Toronto, Ontario

link to map http://goo.gl/maps/ryxrx

Agenda

    1. Update on Connection with Leadnow on Cooperation for Canada
    2. Letter sent to Justin Trudeau on Electoral Alliance & Proportional Representation
    3. Cooperation for Canada Conference September 27, 2013
    4. Introduction to newly joined group & Outreach to other groups on Cooperation and Proportional Representation

Come support us and brainstorm strategies to reclaim our democracy in Canada!

What's new: 

Cooperate for Canada Conference

September 27-29, 2013, YMCA Geneva Park Conference Centre, Orillia, Ontario

http://cooperate4.ca/cooperate-for-canada-conference/

Many Canadians want a more progressive government after the next federal election – a government that would change our electoral system to a proportional representation system, be more respectful of differences and truly represent the majority of the Canadian electorate. Some Canadians have suggested defeating the Harper Conservative government in the 2015 election through “cooperation”.

The problem? No one seems to know exactly if or what kind of cooperation is possible. So here are the questions we think need answering:

 1. Is cooperation among the more progressive parties in Canada—Greens, NDP and Liberals—possible in the 2015 federal election?

 2. If the answer to question #1 is “yes”, then what form(s) could such cooperation take?

A group of Simcoe North (Ontario) NDP, Liberal and Green Party members will convene a conference to bring 100 Canadians together in September to seek answers to these two questions. We invite you to join us for this important discussion.

Conference cost: $375 per person ($350.00 if registration is received before June 30, 2013). This includes meals and lodging based on double accommodation, from Friday dinner through Sunday lunch.

 

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Canadian Electoral Alliance is a volunteer group. The organization sprang from informal discussions after the last federal election resulted in a Harper Conservative majority with less than 40% of the popular vote. The “60% majority” now sees cherished institutions wrecked, environmental measures long in place eliminated, money spent on prison building (although the crime rate is  falling), among them.

Our members include members of three political parties along with many with no party affiliation. People of any political persuasion are welcome. The goal is basic electoral reform, to make every vote count, to revitalize Canadian democracy.

Subscribe to our newsletter www.electoralalliance.ca

Sign our declaration at http://www.electoralalliance.ca/content/electoral-alliance-declaration

Sign the Community Resolution http://www.electoralalliance.ca/webform/community-resolution

Jun 12 Democracy Salon and Electoral Alliance News

Upcoming events: 

Democracy Salon

Wednesday June 12, 2013, 6:00 to 7:30pm

The 519 Community Centre, 519 Church St., Toronto, Ontario

link to map http://goo.gl/maps/ryxrx

 

Agenda

  • Letter to Liberal's new leader Justin Trudeau
  • Connection with co-sponsors and other groups
  •  - work on list of groups to be outreached
  •  - recruiting volunteers on outreach
  • September 27-29 Cooperate for Canada Conference http://cooperate4.ca/cooperate-for-canada-conference/ at Orilia

 Invite a friend to come with you!

 


 

 

 

What's new: 

Cooperate for Canada Conference

September 27-29, 2013, YMCA Geneva Park Conference Centre, Orillia, Ontario

http://cooperate4.ca/cooperate-for-canada-conference/

Many Canadians want a more progressive government after the next federal election – a government that would change our electoral system to a proportional representation system, be more respectful of differences and truly represent the majority of the Canadian electorate. Some Canadians have suggested defeating the Harper Conservative government in the 2015 election through “cooperation”.

The problem? No one seems to know exactly if or what kind of cooperation is possible. So here are the questions we think need answering:

 1. Is cooperation among the more progressive parties in Canada—Greens, NDP and Liberals—possible in the 2015 federal election?

 2. If the answer to question #1 is “yes”, then what form(s) could such cooperation take?

A group of Simcoe North (Ontario) NDP, Liberal and Green Party members will convene a conference to bring 100 Canadians together in September to seek answers to these two questions. We invite you to join us for this important discussion.

Conference cost: $375 per person ($350.00 if registration is received before June 30, 2013). This includes meals and lodging based on double accommodation, from Friday dinner through Sunday lunch.

 

Power Trap - by Paul Adams

published by Lorimer, 2012

A book that sets out the problem of changing government

"How fear and loathing between New Democrats and Liberals keep Stephen Harper in power - and what can be done about it.”

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Canadian Electoral Alliance is a volunteer group. The organization sprang from informal discussions after the last federal election resulted in a Harper Conservative majority with less than 40% of the popular vote. The “60% majority” now sees cherished institutions wrecked, environmental measures long in place eliminated, money spent on prison building (although the crime rate is  falling), among them.

Our members include members of three political parties along with many with no party affiliation. People of any political persuasion are welcome. The goal is basic electoral reform, to make every vote count, to revitalize Canadian democracy.

Subscribe to our newsletter www.electoralalliance.ca

Sign our declaration at http://www.electoralalliance.ca/content/electoral-alliance-declaration

Sign the Community Resolution http://www.electoralalliance.ca/webform/community-resolution

News and May 23 Democracy Salon

Upcoming events: 

Democracy Salon

Thursday, May 23 2013, 6:00 to 7:30pm

The 519 Community Centre, 519 Church St., Toronto, Ontario

link to map http://goo.gl/maps/ryxrx

Agenda

Progress on Contacting the MP

Contacting Liberal's new leader Justin Trudeau

Connection with co-sponsors and other groups
 

Invite a friend to come with you!

 


Take action with us!

Are you upset about the constant scandals at the Parliament?  What is wrong with Canada's democracy? 

YOU can do something about it! Join us for discussion and action!

 

What's new: 

April 4, 2013 town hall summary & proceedings - Take Back Parliament: Is Proportional Representation the way?

Revisit what happend at the event.  Or if you could not make it, here is what happened.  All panel guests agreed that proportional representation is required to bring democracy back.   Here is what they said:

http://electoralalliance.ca/april-4-town-hall-summary

http://electoralalliance.ca/april-4-town-hall-summary-proceedings

 

 

We wrote to our MPs re Environics Poll on Proportional Representaion and Cooperation

Canadians support electoral reform AND would vote for cooperation http://cooperate4.ca/national-poll

The national poll indicated
45% of Canadians support electoral reform
70%  of Canadians support move to proportional representation 
 
 
 
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Canadian Electoral Alliance is a volunteer group. The organization sprang from informal discussions after the last federal election resulted in a Harper Conservative majority with less than 40% of the popular vote. The “60% majority” now sees cherished institutions wrecked, environmental measures long in place eliminated, money spent on prison building (although the crime rate is  falling), among them.

Our members include members of three political parties along with many with no party affiliation. People of any political persuasion are welcome. The goal is basic electoral reform, to make every vote count, to revitalize Canadian democracy.

If you haven't already done so,

Sign our declaration at http://www.electoralalliance.ca/content/electoral-alliance-declaration

Sign the Community Resolution http://www.electoralalliance.ca/webform/community-resolution

News and May 23 Democracy Salon

Upcoming events: 

Democracy Salon

Thursday, May 23 2013, 6:00 to 7:30pm

The 519 Community Centre, 519 Church St., Toronto, Ontario

link to map http://goo.gl/maps/ryxrx

Agenda

Progress on Contacting the MP

Contacting Liberal's new leader Justin Trudeau

Connection with co-sponsors and other groups
 

Invite a friend to come with you!

 


Take action with us!

Are you upset about the constant scandals at the Parliament?  What is wrong with Canada's democracy? 

YOU can do something about it! Join us for discussion and action!

 

What's new: 

April 4, 2013 town hall summary & proceedings - Take Back Parliament: Is Proportional Representation the way?

Revisit what happend at the event.  Or if you could not make it, here is what happened.  All panel guests agreed that proportional representation is required to bring democracy back.   Here is what they said:

http://electoralalliance.ca/april-4-town-hall-summary

http://electoralalliance.ca/april-4-town-hall-summary-proceedings

 

 

We wrote to our MPs re Environics Poll on Proportional Representaion and Cooperation

Canadians support electoral reform AND would vote for cooperation http://cooperate4.ca/national-poll

The national poll indicated
45% of Canadians support electoral reform
70%  of Canadians support move to proportional representation 
 
 
 
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Canadian Electoral Alliance is a volunteer group. The organization sprang from informal discussions after the last federal election resulted in a Harper Conservative majority with less than 40% of the popular vote. The “60% majority” now sees cherished institutions wrecked, environmental measures long in place eliminated, money spent on prison building (although the crime rate is  falling), among them.

Our members include members of three political parties along with many with no party affiliation. People of any political persuasion are welcome. The goal is basic electoral reform, to make every vote count, to revitalize Canadian democracy.

If you haven't already done so,

Sign our declaration at http://www.electoralalliance.ca/content/electoral-alliance-declaration

Sign the Community Resolution http://www.electoralalliance.ca/webform/community-resolution

April 22 Democracy Salon

Upcoming events: 

Some of the Subscribers did not receive our last newletter.  Here is a copy. 

 

Democracy Salon

Mon, April 22, 2013, 6:00 to 7:30pm

The 519 Community Centre, 519 Church St., Toronto, Ontario

link to map http://goo.gl/maps/ryxrx

Agenda

Learn about what was discussed at the April 4 town hall meeting - Take back Parliament 

Next step -
Contacting the MP
Connection with co-sponsors and other groups 

Invite a friend to come with you!

Admission: Bring a snack to share


 

 

 

What's new: 

Thank you for coming to the April 4, 2013 town hall - Take Back Parliament: Is Proportional Representation the way?

We had a great turn out and had a great discussion with the three speakers - Peggy Nash (NDP), Hon. Carolyn Bennett (Liberal Party), Jim Harris (Green Party) about proportional representation and their party stand. 

Thank you for John Deverell being our moderator. 

Thank you for all the CO-SPONSORS:
Toronto Chapter, Fair Vote Canada; Council of Canadians, Toronto Chapter; Leadnow; JustEarth: A Coalition for Environmental Justice; Canadians for Justice; Catch 22 Campaign; Cooperation for Canada - Kitchener - Waterloo; Greenspiration; RaBIT; Reclaim Our Democratic Canada; Project Democracy
 
Thank you for all the volunteers that come and help!
 
Canadians support electoral reform, would vote for cooperation
A recent national poll indicated
45% of Canadians support electoral reform
70%  of Canadians support move to proportional representation 
As well, Canadians would vote for cooperation
 
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Canadian Electoral Alliance is a volunteer group. The organization sprang from informal discussions after the last federal election resulted in a Harper Conservative majority with less than 40% of the popular vote. The “60% majority” now sees cherished institutions wrecked, environmental measures long in place eliminated, money spent on prison building (although the crime rate is  falling), among them.

Our members include members of three political parties along with many with no party affiliation. People of any political persuasion are welcome. The goal is basic electoral reform, to make every vote count, to revitalize Canadian democracy.

If you haven't already done so, sign our declaration at http://www.electoralalliance.ca/content/electoral-alliance-declaration

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