Electoral Reform Petition presented to MP Stephen Woodworth

On Saturday November 9th, 2013 a Fair Vote Waterloo delegation led by WRC co-chairs Sharon Sommerville and Shannon Adshade presented a petition to Kitchener Centre Conservative Party of Canada MP Stephen Woodworth.

Stephen Woodworth's constituency office

Conservative MP Stephen Woodworth’s Kitchener Centre constituency office.

Bob Jonkman and Sharon Sommerville

Fair Vote Waterloo’s former Co-Chair Bob Jonkman with current FVC WRC Co-Chair Sharon Sommerville

Viewing map of electoral district

Getting a sneak peak at Waterloo Region’s new electoral riding.

David Lubell, Stephen Woodworth, Shannon Adshade, Bob Jonkman, Sharon Sommerville

The Delegation: David Lubell, Shannon Adshade, Sharon Sommerville and Bob Jonkman
present MP Stephen Woodworth with a petition asking for electoral reform

Stephen Woodworth

Mr. Woodworth accepts the Fair Vote Electoral Reform Petition which he will present to Parliament.

Petition

Mr. Woodworth accepts the Fair Vote Electoral Reform Petition which he will present to Parliament.

Stephen Woodworth and Shannon Adshade

MP Stephen Woodworth and FVC WRC Co-Chair Shannon Adshade.

Stephen Woodworth

MP Stephen Woodworth is the current Conservative Member of Parliament
for Kitchener Centre in Ontario.

Fair Vote Canada Waterloo Region Chapter members with Stephen Woodworth

A lively discussion: MP Stephen Woodworth discusses parliamentary reform with the FVC delegation,
Shannon Adshade, Bob Jonkman, David Lubell and Sharon Sommerville.

Video from YouTube and reblogged post from Whoa Canada!, both by Laurel L. Russwurm used under a CC BYCreative Commons Attribution 2.5 Canada License.

1 comment to Electoral Reform Petition presented to MP Stephen Woodworth

  • Gregg Hill

    Despite the mistaken statement about Italy having 100% PR (it has actually long been mid-range for proportionality among systems in W. Europe), the members made a strong case and Mr.Woodworth was one of the more reasonable defenders of FPTP I’ve seen. It’s important to note that the Law Commission of Canada recommended a semi-proportional system, unlike Germany’s and New Zealand’s. PR list seat allocation mitigates but it does not overall correct the distortions of FPTP.