Our Meeting With Raj Saini

Hello Fairvoting Friends,

On Friday afternoon, a group of nine of us meet with Raj Saini, Liberal MP for Kitchener Centre. Nine folks pretty much fills Raj’s office! We presented Raj with this summer’s petition which asked that his party keep their campaign promise and enact legislation to change our electoral system in time for […]

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 […]

Fair Vote Canada releases poll that confirms Canadians want Proportional Reprentation

Good Evening FairVoting Friends,

Last week FairVote Canada released the results of a poll done by Strategic Communications between April 22 – May 9th, 2017. 15,806 people were surveyed in 20 Liberal ridings and the results confirm that there is a consensus in support of proportion representation.

Closer to home, results from Kitchener Centre are […]

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 […]

Meet Waterloo Region MPs: Raj Saini

On Wednesday, January 13th, 2016, Fair Vote WRC co-chairs Sharon Sommerville and Bob Jonkman met with Kitchener-Centre MP Raj Saini 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 […]

Meeting with MP Raj Saini & Next Discussion Night, 25 Jan 2016

Hello Fair Voting Friends,

On Wednesday, 13 January 2016, FVC-WR met with Raj Saini, MP for Kitchener-Centre. We talked for an hour about the principles and characteristics of an electoral system for Canada. Raj is interested in system that is clear for Canadians to understand & use and results in a government that is effective […]

Last Night’s All Candidates Meeting in Kitchener-Centre

Hello Fair Voting Friends,

Thank you to everyone who came out to FVC-WR’s first of five All Candidate Meetings. The Kitchener-Centre meeting was a great success. About 100 people attended and we had a thoughtful & respectful discussion about proportional representation.

Our thanks to Liberal Party candidate Raj Saini, Green Party candidate Nicholas Wendler and […]