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 […]

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 […]

There is a responsible path forward — Electoral Reform

In February, I wrote to my MP (Marwan Tabbara, Liberal) about electoral reform. He replied explaining that the Liberals abandoned their promise because:

1. Their preferred option was a ranked ballot. But they never wanted to lead in that directions because they “would have been accused, not without merit, as acting out of self-interest and […]

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 […]

A Response from our Government to the petition presented by Marwan Tabbara

The Fair Vote Canada Waterloo Region Chapter has received a response to the petitions delivered to Kitchener South–Hespeler MP Marwan Tabbara. Signed by Mark Holland, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Democratic Institutions (the Hon. Maryam Monsef), the letter gives assurances that the 2015 federal election will be the last one run with the first-past-the-post […]

Meet Waterloo Region MPs: Marwan Tabbara

On Friday, 15 January 2016, Fair Vote WRC co-chair Sharon Sommerville visited Marwan Tabbara, MP for Kitchener-South Hespeler to discuss Proportional Representation

Visit with Marwan Tabbara, MP for Kitchener South–Hespeler

Hello FairVoting Friends,

On Friday, 15 January 2016, FVC-WR visited Marwan Tabbara, MP for Kitchener-South Hespeler. We had an excellent discussion about the strengths of proportional representation and the issues with Alternative Vote (similar to FPTP but with ranked ballots). Marwan listened respectfully and asked intelligent questions. We greatly appreciated his openness to proportional […]