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 […]

A Poster: It Was Only Ever AV For Trudeau

Dear FairVoting Friends,

Last Tuesday, Prime Minister Trudeau answered a question on electoral reform at a press conference in Ottawa. His answer was a long last truthful; the LPC dropped electoral reform because Alternative Vote (ranked ballot/preferential vote) wasn’t the electoral system of choice. The earlier talking points used by Liberal MPs (no national consensus, […]

PM Trudeau in Waterloo Region on Tuesday morning, 25 April 2017

Sharon Sommerville and Byron Weber Becker

Good Morning FairVoting Friends,

PM Trudeau is in Waterloo Region today. Two of us, Evan Rosamond and I took our large PR = Better Governance sign and rallied at two of his pit stops to remind the PM of his broken campaign promise.

We became friendly with […]

Have you sent the PM a “howler”?

Hello Everyone,

Do you remember what happened when parents sent their children stern letters to Hogwarts in the Harry Potter series? Those letters were called “howlers”, they were delivered by owl, dropped on the dining table in front of the student, smoking and screeching.

Yesterday Justin Trudeau reneged on a key campaign promise to deliver […]

Press Release: Liberals Choose Self Interest Over Fairness

Press release sent to local media in Waterloo Region on 2 February 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Despite promising Canadians a democracy that is more fair and stronger, yesterday’s announcement by Minister Gould and additional comments by the Prime Minister gave us an unblemished example of political opportunism.

In addition to the disappointment and […]

Liberals Not Interested In Fair Election

Hello Fair Voting Friends,

Today’s announcement by Minister of Democratic Institutions Karina Gould and additional comments by PM Trudeau that electoral reform is no longer on the agenda is disappointing. It is a missed opportunity to build a fairer democracy, it feeds cynicism and draws into question the integrity of the Liberal government. If you […]

Car Pool To Justin Trudeau’s Town Hall In London, Friday, 13 January 2017

Note the change in venue: Now held at Alumni Hall, Western University 1151 Richmond Street, London, Ontario: Western to play host to PM Town Hall event

Good Day Fair Voting Friends,

Tomorrow evening, Friday, 13 January 2017, Justin Trudeau will hold a town hall in London. It is possible that the issue of […]

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 […]

We Need Your Help To Make Proportional Representation Happen

Hello Friends of Proportional Representation:

As you know, Justin Trudeau promised to strike an All Party Committee to review all electoral systems including Proportional Representation and using citizen input & expert advice to make a recommendation to Parliament on the best electoral system for Canada. We expect that the committee will begin its work […]