Media

Interviews, articles, and letters to the editor by Fair Vote Waterloo members, columns about electoral reform by local authors, and mentions of the Fair Vote Canada Waterloo Region Chapter in the media.

2017
27 June Dan Palmer Media Release: Justin Trudeau admits he never intended to consider evidence on electoral reform Wire Service (Mirror)
12 June Cynthia Hiebert Electoral reform needed Waterloo Region Record (Mirror)
31 May Paul Wagner Letter to the Editor: Honouring promises Waterloo Region Record (Mirror)
30 May David Dolson Letter to the Editor: Electoral Reform Waterloo Region Record (Mirror)
30 May Dan Cecile Letter to the Editor: A political voice Waterloo Region Record (Mirror)
30 May Anita Nickerson Letter to the Editor: Government should keep its promise Waterloo Region Record (Mirror)
27 May Donald A. Fraser Letter to the Editor: On the Motion to Concur with the Report of the Electoral Reform Committee Waterloo Region Record (Mirror)
27 May John Roe Editorial: B.C.’s laboratory for electoral reform Waterloo Region Record (Mirror)
26 May Luisa D’Amato D’Amato: Voting reform activists won’t quit Waterloo Region Record (Mirror)
25 May Marion Markham Letter to the Editor: Effective Systems Waterloo Region Record (Mirror)
25 May Isobel Taylor Letter to the Editor: Taking steps toward a fairer electoral system Waterloo Region Record (Mirror)
23 May Dave Arthur Letter to the Editor: Voters want electoral change Waterloo Region Record (Mirror)
10 May Jay Judkowitz Letter to the Editor: The power of electoral reform Waterloo Region Record (Mirror)
2 May Kevin Smith Letter to the Editor: Majority of citizens underrepresented Waterloo Region Record (Mirror)
29 Apr Sharon Sommerville Letter to the Editor: Government’s engagement without substance Waterloo Region Record (Mirror)
27 Apr Doreen Barrie Electoral reform by any other name is still progress Waterloo Region Record (Mirror)
18 Apr William Oldfield Letter to the Editor: Strategic voting may still be necessary Waterloo Region Record (Mirror)
5 Apr Gordon Nicholls Letter to the Editor: Canadians should freely choose their MPs Waterloo Region Record (Mirror)
2 Apr Larry Russwurm How Liberal MPs Can Complete My Journey From Liberal Party Member to an Anyone-but-the-Liberals Attitude nooz spun right (Mirror)
30 Mar Steve Kannon Now looking to tighten grasp on power, Trudeau is no fan of electoral reform Woolwich Observer (Mirror)
1 Mar Emily Gleeson On Electoral Reform and Quitting Smoking The Community Edition (Mirror)
16 Feb Bill Jackson City votes against ranked balloting Kitchener Post (Mirror)
15 Feb CBC News Liberals failed to educate voters on electoral reform, says prof Kitchener-Waterloo – CBC News (Mirror)
12 Feb Marion Markham Letter to the Editor: Voters should not vote in fear Waterloo Region Record (Mirror)
12 Feb Timothy B. Lawrence Letter to the Editor: Deficit Spending Waterloo Region Record (Mirror)
12 Feb Liz Monteiro Proportional representation is the only fair way, say supporters at rally Waterloo Region Record (Mirror)
11 Feb Nadia Matos Protesting the prime minister’s decision CTV Kitchener News  
11 Feb Amanda Hewson and Leah Johansen Local group calling for electoral reform on National Day of Action 570 News (Mirror)
11 Feb Mike Szarka Letter to the Editor: The value of your vote Waterloo Region Record (Mirror)
11 Feb Jon Bathmaker Letter to the Editor: Alternative vote Waterloo Region Record (Mirror)
10 Feb Barry Kay Compromise needed in electoral reform Waterloo Region Record (Mirror)
10 Feb Sharon Sommerville and Bob Jonkman Canadians want Electoral Reform Waterloo Region Record (Mirror)
9 Feb Donald A. Fraser Letter to the Editor: Canadians care about voter reform Waterloo Region Record (Mirror)
8 Feb Ronald Bowman Letter to the Editor: Campaign built on broken promises Waterloo Region Record (Mirror)
3 Feb The Record The Record’s view: A welcome flip-flop on voting reform Waterloo Region Record (Mirror)
2 Feb Luisa D’Amato D’Amato: Broken promise may haunt Liberals Waterloo Region Record (Mirror)
1 Feb Byron Becker Canadians want to advance democratic reform Waterloo Region Record (Mirror)
19 Jan David Arthur Letter to the Editor: Fears of PR are unfounded Toronto Star Mirror)
11 Jan Luisa D’Amato D’Amato: Will cabinet shuffle hurt electoral reform? Waterloo Region Record (Mirror)
3 Jan Stuart Chandler Electoral reform is important Waterloo Region Record (Mirror)
2016
30 Dec Donald A. Fraser Letter to the Editor: Referendum needed Waterloo Region Record (Mirror)
29 Dec Tony McQuail Letter to the Editor: Our ‘bank’ in need of reorganization Waterloo Region Record (Mirror)
23 Dec Jennifer Ross Letter to the Editor: Voting Systems Waterloo Region Record (Mirror)
19 Dec Karen Scian Electoral reform is about the future Waterloo Chronicle (Mirror)
14 Dec Catherine Campbell Letter to the Editor: Promise of electoral reform Waterloo Region Record (Mirror)
13 Dec Byron Becker What’s wrong with mydemocracy.ca? Plenty Hamilton Spectator (Mirror)
13 Dec Jeff Hicks Demonstrators in Waterloo press the case for electoral reform Waterloo Region Record (Mirror)
12 Dec Mary Cunningham Letter to the Editor: Electoral Reform Waterloo Region Record (Mirror)
9 Dec James Howe Electoral Reform Where it Counts the Most The Community Edition (Mirror)
9 Dec Len Carter Letter to the Editor: Time for Change Waterloo Region Record (Mirror)
9 Dec Sharon Sommerville A system based on proportional representation Waterloo Region Record (Mirror)
8 Dec Luisa D’Amato D’Amato: Election quiz just a pretty distraction Waterloo Region Record (Mirror)
8 Dec Allan Willms Letter to the Editor: Consider views of all voting parties Waterloo Region Record (Mirror)
7 Dec Frances Schipper Letter to the Editor: Time to look at our own political problems Waterloo Region Record (Mirror)
7 Dec Sharon Sommerville Morning Edition – KW CBC Radio KW 89.1 FM  
5 Dec   Don’t rush electoral reform Cambridge Times (Mirror)
3 Dec   Put a hold on electoral reform Waterloo Region Record (Mirror)
30 Nov Luisa D’Amato D’Amato: Election reform promise must be kept Waterloo Region Record (Mirror)
29 Nov Bob Jonkman Letter: Questioning Canada’s sincerity on electoral reform New Hamburg Independent (Mirror)
28 Nov Donald A. Fraser Letter to the Editor: Every vote counts Waterloo Region Record (Mirror)
12 Nov Royce Bodaly Letter to the Editor: In wake of Trump, electoral reform matters Waterloo Region Record (Mirror)
2 Nov Gordon Divitt Letter to the Editor: Election reform in spotlight Waterloo Region Record (Mirror)
21 Oct Luisa D’Amato D’Amato: If Trudeau breaks his word, he’ll be kicked out Waterloo Region Record

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6 Oct Jesse Bauman First Past The Post Headed For Pasture? The Community Edition (Mirror)
29 Sep Whitney Neilson Potential changes to voting system laid out during presentation at Elmira library Observer (Mirror)
17 Sep   CTV Kitchener: Change could come to Canada’s electoral system CTV Kitchener News  
16 Sep Luisa D’Amato D’Amato: It’s heartwarming to see a packed room for electoral reform discussion Waterloo Region Record (Mirror)
23 Aug Alim Nathoo Bob Jonkman Interview – Fair Vote Canada SoundFM – CKMS 100.3 FM (Mirror)
9 July Donald A. Fraser Letter to the Editor: Public needs to be educated about vote Waterloo Region Record

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5 July Sean B. Haberlin Letter to the Editor: There is a better way for voters Waterloo Region Record (Mirror)
29 June Donald A. Fraser Letter to the Editor: Keep the Fringe out of PR Maclean’s (Mirror)
28 June Luisa D’Amato D’Amato: Despite Brexit, we need a referendum on electoral reform Waterloo Region Record (Mirror)
23 June Kevin Smith Letter to the Editor: Reform plan welcome Waterloo Region Record (Mirror)
23 June Sharon Sommerville Letter to the Editor: Every vote should matter Waterloo Region Record (Mirror)
11 June Byron Weber Becker Letter to the Editor: Fair shot at electoral reform Waterloo Region Record (Mirror)
25 May David Weber Letter to the Editor: Referendum isn’t the answer Waterloo Region Record (Mirror)
11 May Donald A. Fraser May 11: Voting reform discord. Plus other letters to the editor The Globe and Mail (Mirror)
7 Apr   What Is Electoral Reform All About Anyway Waterloo Region Record (Mirror)
6 Apr Gordon Nicholls It’s time to make Canadian elections more fair Waterloo Region Record (Mirror)
16 Mar Bob Jonkman Letter to the Editor: We can work it out Maclean’s (Mirror)
15 Mar David Arthur Letter to the editor: Every vote counts, so support proportional representation in Canada Waterloo Region Record (Mirror)
25 Jan Jennifer Ross Letter to the editor: Our electoral system doesn’t work Waterloo Region Record (Mirror)
25 Jan Kevin Smith Letter to the editor: End first-past-the-post voting in Canada Waterloo Region Record (Mirror)
25 Jan Roy McGuinness Letter to the editor: Election reformers must explain their options to Canadians Waterloo Region Record (Mirror)
23 Jan Donald A. Fraser More voices on electoral reform Toronto Star (Mirror)
23 Jan Lawrence Goerzen More voices on electoral reform Toronto Star (Mirror)
19 Jan Bob Jonkman One clear option for electoral reform Waterloo Region Record (Mirror)
16 Jan Marion Markham Make elections more democratic Waterloo Region Record (Mirror)
14 Jan Adam A. Donaldson Fair Vote Waterloo Hits the Ground Running on Electoral Reform Guelph Politico (Mirror)
14 Jan Jon Bathmaker Pick a system that works Waterloo Region Record (Mirror)
14 Jan Barry Kay It’s time to change how Canadians vote Guelph Mercury (Mirror)
13 Jan Donald A. Fraser Letter to the editor: Explain electoral reform clearly to voters Waterloo Region Record (Mirror)
11 Jan Byron Weber Becker Letter to the editor: Electoral reform requires leadership Waterloo Region Record (Mirror)
9 Jan Michael Rowe Letter to the Editor: Electoral reform merits scrutiny Waterloo Region Record (Mirror)
6 Jan Bob Jonkman Wednesday January 6th 2016 12pm (start at 20m45s) 570News: The Eric Drozd Show  
6 Jan Sharon Sommerville Canadians have voted for electoral reform Waterloo Region Record (Mirror)
6 Jan John Milloy Electoral reform: What is the problem we are trying to solve? National Newswatch  
2015
24 Nov   Event: What Is Proportional Representation All About Anyway Waterloo Region Record  
9 Nov Jesse Bauman The Morning After Voting Strategically The Community Edition (Mirror)
7 Nov Byron Weber Becker Letter to the editor: What’s key to you with electoral reform? Waterloo Region Record  
31 Oct John Milloy Our foreign minister at Sobeys: A cautionary tale Waterloo Region Record  
27 Oct Bruce Owers Letter to the editor: It’s time Canada changes how we vote Waterloo Region Record  
7 Oct Marissa Evans Voting upgrade to affect youth turnout The Cord (Mirror)
6 Oct Natalee Blagden Strategically Voting For Change The Community Edition (Mirror)
16 Sep Samantha Beattie Electoral reforms could happen soon Guelph Tribune (Mirror)
15 Sep David Arthur Letter to the editor: Canada needs change Waterloo Region Record (Mirror)
2 Sep Byron Weber Becker Where was Woodworth? Waterloo Region Record (Mirror)
27 Aug Luisa D’Amato D’Amato: In Kitchener, the anti-Harper movement flexes its muscle Waterloo Region Record (Mirror)
19 Aug Donald A. Fraser It’s time for democratic reform of voting system Waterloo Chronicle (Mirror)
15 Jul Kelly Carmichael Opinion: Fairness should be the key to electoral reform Waterloo Region Record (Mirror)
10 July Laurel L. Russwurm Letter to the editor: Toronto rally was large Waterloo Region Record (Mirror)
24 Jun Sharon Sommerville Valeriote’s electoral reform support praised Guelph Mercury (Mirror)
23 Jun Kevin Smith Reform plan welcome Waterloo Region Record (Mirror)
13 May Vik Kirsch Robocall filmmaker keeps scandal alive with public meetings in Guelph, Waterloo Guelph Mercury (Mirror)
9 May Byron Weber Becker The wrong system Waterloo Region Record (Mirror)
24 Mar Sharon Sommerville Other Factors to Consider in Israeli Election Waterloo Region Record (Mirror)
25 Jan Vik Kirsch Voters believe robocalls will surface again Guelph Mercury (Mirror)
2014
22 Sep Ray Martin Election Reform Needed Cambridge Times (Mirror)
10 Sep   Discussion on parliamentary reform Sept. 14 Waterloo Chronicle (Mirror)
8 Sep Shannon Adshade Time to ‘dump’ First-Past-The-Post election process Cambridge Times (Mirror)
21 Jul Jennifer Ross Seek Canadian solution Waterloo Region Record (Mirror)
17 Jul Peter Woolstencroft Caution Advised Waterloo Region Record
8 Jul Shannon Adshade The benefits of proportional representation Waterloo Region Record  
30 Jun David Arthur It’s time for proportional representation Waterloo Region Record  
26 Jun Sharon Sommerville A fairer method Waterloo Region Record (Mirror)
25 Jun Peter Woolstencroft Proportional representation’s shortfalls Waterloo Region Record (Mirror)
18 Jun John Fessenden Letter to the Editor: Keep first past the post Waterloo Region Record (Mirror)
17 Jun Byron Weber Becker Election results underscore the need for proportional representation Waterloo Region Record (Mirror)
6 Jun Byron Weber Becker Let’s try again Waterloo Region Record (Mirror)
23 Apr   Event: Is Fair Elections Act fair? Waterloo Region Record  
22 Apr Byron Weber Becker Bill C23 must die Waterloo Region Record (Mirror)
5 Feb Marissa Evans Democratic voting reform pushed The Cord (Mirror)
2013
2 Nov Sharon Sommerville Valeriote applauded for stance on electoral reform Guelph Mercury (Mirror)
16 Sep   Electoral Reform Tour Waterloo Region Record (Mirror)
30 Jan Marissa Evans Referendum questions raised at open forum The Cord (Mirror)
30 Jan Cord Staff Dion takes on electoral reform The Cord (Mirror)
28 Jan Gordon Domm Letter to the Editor: Who benefited? Waterloo Region Record (Mirror)
22 Jan Kathy Kalisiak Not partisan issue Waterloo Region Record (Mirror)
19 Jan   Too early to order inquiry into election robocalls Waterloo Region Record (Mirror)
17 Jan Chris Herhalt Local robocall recipients still waiting for answers Waterloo Region Record (Mirror)
13 Jan   Robocall forum coming to Waterloo Waterloo Region Record (Mirror)
9 Jan   FairVote Canada meeting set for Jan. 16 Waterloo Chronicle Mirror)
2012
6 Dec James Bow It’s not vote splitting, it’s just voting Kitchener Post  
20 Mar   Fair Vote Canada hosts event Mar 22 Waterloo Chronicle  
2011
23 Nov   CAPP meets Nov.24 Waterloo Chronicle (Mirror)
3 Nov Anita Nickerson Non-voters would like better representation Waterloo Region Record  
30 Oct Ashley Csanady Occupy movement back in Waterloo Waterloo Region Record (Mirror)
23 Sep Charles McGuire Tweak the system Waterloo Region Record  
21 Sep Wayne Buck We deserve fair representation Waterloo Region Record  
16 Sep Sean Geobey It’s time that all of our votes were treated equally Waterloo Region Record  
27 May Nick Roehrig This way representation would be fair Waterloo Region Record  
23 Apr Record news services Sleeping Liberals need wake-up call to avoid 2008 repeat Waterloo Region Record (Mirror)
14 Mar Matthew Foster Get involved Waterloo Region Record  
3 Mar Anita Nickerson We must reclaim our political parties Waterloo Region Record  
2010
10 Nov Sean Geobey Student vote disenfranchised in this election Waterloo Region Record  
24 Feb Cord Import WLUSU needs electoral reform The Cord Mirror)
2009
5 Jun Shannon Adshade Fair Vote gives voters more say Cambridge Times (Mirror)
2008
17 Oct Matthew R. Foster Time to rethink electoral system Cambridge Times  
2007
27 Sep Craig Radcliffe Voting has to mean something Cambridge Times