Letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Ron Bowman at the 2017 Multicultural Festival

Rt. Hon. Prime Minster Justin Trudeau

Dear Mr. Trudeau,

By walking away from your promise to reform Canada‘s First Past the Post (FPTP) electoral system, you have shown Canadians that you do not represent “Real Change”, but the same old “say anything to get elected” behaviour that we’ve […]

Monday & Tuesday: Our Last Kick At The Electoral Reform Can Before 2019!

Hello FairVoting Friends,

This is it! On Wednesday, 31 May 2017, MPs will vote on adopting the recommendations of the ERRE committee report. Monday and Tuesday is our chance to ask our local MPs to vote for the motion.

Can you call your MP Monday or Tuesday to let them know you want them to […]

Letter to the Editor: On the Motion to Concur with the Report of the Electoral Reform Committee

This letter was submitted to Waterloo Region Record, and printed on 27 May 2017. It does not appear to be on The Record’s web site.

Dear Editor,

I am writing to you concerning a coming motion in Parliament to “concur” with the Report of the Electoral Reform (ER) Committee. Traditionally such a vote has […]

Waterloo Region MPs’ Submission To The Electoral Reform Committee

Waterloo Region Electoral Reform Town Hall, 14 September 2016

Dear Waterloo Region Fair Voting Friends,

This past year has been hopeful for those of us seeking to replace FPTP with a fair electoral system. Over the summer & fall many of us participated in the electoral reform consultation process. It was an exciting […]

Do you have 3 minutes for a more democratic Canada?

Hello Everyone,

For those of us seeking meaningful electoral reform today’s first anniversary of the Liberal’s historic federal electoral win has been dampened by an interview in this morning’s Le Devoir with Prime Minister Trudeau. Basically, the Prime Minister said well, maybe just a little change for now.

Here is an article on the interview […]

Many thanks at Thanksgiving

Dear FairVoting Friends,

Happy Thanksgiving. On behalf of FVC-WR, I would like to express our thanks to our many volunteers and supporters that have contributed to the extraordinary work of getting the message for the need of a fair electoral system out to our community in the past year.

So many hundreds of people have […]

Four Days To Tell The Government That We Want Proportional Representation

Hello FairVoting Friends,

The public consultations by the Electoral Reform committee end this Friday at 11:59pm. Minister Monsef has said the government needs to know that there is broad support for change.

Can you join us in making your voice heard? There are three easy ways to submit your views to the committee.

You can […]

Discussion Night Tonight! and other Electoral Reform events for the week of 26 September 2016

Group discussion

Hi all: A quick reminder that tonight (Monday, 26 September 2016) is our monthly Discussion Night, an hour earlier than usual. Let’s talk about the Electoral Reform process, answer any questions on the submission process and about submissions we’ve made, and experiences we’ve had talking to others about electoral reform. And, of course, […]

The Minister of Democratic Reform is attending tonight’s town hall, hope you can as well!

Dear FairVoting Friends,

The Minister of Democratic Reform, Maryam Monsef will attend tonight’s (Wednesday, 14 September 2016) town hall on electoral reform. She wants to hear from Canadians and in particular Canadians from Waterloo Region about electoral reform. This is our opportunity to engage with Minister Monsef on the need for a fair electoral system. […]

Community Dialogue Tonight — Tuesday, 23 August 2016 at Queen Street Commons Cafe #ERRE

Fair Vote Waterloo co-chair Sharon Sommerville oversees the second group discussion.August 9, 2016

Hello FairVoters,

Tonight, at 6:30 we are hosting our third Community Dialogue at the Queen Street Commons Cafe (43 Queen Street South) in Kitchener. Join other interested Canadians to discuss and submit a report on electoral reform to the committee (ERRE) that […]