The Vote Has Been Counted And The Question Is What Do Liberals Stand For?

Dear FairVoting Supporters,

On Wednesday, 31 May 2017, the House of Commons voted 159 to 146 against adopting the recommendations of the Electoral Reform Committee. Two Liberal MPs voted for the motion: Nathaniel Erskine-Smith (Beaches-East York) and Sean Casey (Charlottetown). Our thanks to MPs Erskine-Smith and Casey for keeping the promise they campaigned on and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The home stretch for electoral reform

Sharon Sommerville

Hello and Happy New Year!,

This month, we are moving into the home stretch for electoral reform. After a very busy and at times controversial summer and fall of MP, ministerial & committee consultations, tabling of the ERRE report and the arrival of the MyDemocracy.ca survey, the government recently confirmed that they […]

Federal Candidate Nominees’ Statements on Proportional Representation

There are several nomination meetings for candidates in the next federal election taking place over the next few weeks. The Fair Vote Canada Waterloo Region Chapter asked local nominees where they stand on Proportional Representation:

Fair Vote Canada is a national, multi-partisan citizens’ campaign for a more proportional voting system. Proportional representation means that […]

It’s A Good News Day!

Hello FairVoting Friends,

The first piece of good news is that the Liberal Party passed Resolution 31 at its convention this past weekend. After the next election, the LPC has committed to engage in an all party process to investigate, using expert advice and citizen’s participation (that’s we come in!), the best electoral system for […]

Town Hall Meeting on Electoral Reform in Guelph with Stéphane Dion & Brian Tanguay

Hello Fair Voting Friends,

Next week Frank Valeriote, Liberal MP for Guelph is hosting a town hall meeting on electoral reform. The date is Thursday, October 17th @7pm at Hope House, 75 Norfolk Street in Guelph.

It is an excellent opportunity to hear Brian Tanguay & Stéphane Dion speak on the proportional representation. Brian is […]