Posts tagged: Democracy

Will Ontario Get a Fair Leadership Debate?

Will Ontario Get a Fair Leadership Debate?

X marks the ballotDeciding who will form the government is the province of eligible voters. In order to perform this duty, we must first have all the information we need to be able to make informed choices.

Leadership Debates are important because they are in essence a job interview. Just as employers are unlikely to hire someone without an interview, voters want to get a good look at the people in the running for…

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Democracy Must Respect Privacy

Democracy Must Respect Privacy

Canadian Flag marked with an Xlag
Yesterday I saw a link to a new initiative intended to try to re-engage Canadians who have given up on our terribly undemocratic political system. It looked like an excellent idea — if course it did, I’ve been advocating the same thing myself for ages. The site was recommended to me by people and organizations whose work I respect and support, so I shared it widely without looking at it as…

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Conservative MP presents Proportional Representation petitionThe Fair Vote Canada Waterloo Region Chapter presented the Proportional Representation Petitionto…View Post

Conservative MP presents Proportional Representation petition

The Fair Vote Canada Waterloo Region Chapter presented the Proportional Representation Petitionto…

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Canada’s Colours are Red and WhiteDo red poppies drive help Canadians remember war or do they drive us to it?
Originally red poppy…View Post

Canada’s Colours are Red and White


Do red poppies drive help Canadians remember war or do they drive us to it?

Originally red poppy…

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Email The Senate TonightTomorrow morning, Conservative Senators are expected to be “whipped” to vote for a motion to…View Post

Email The Senate Tonight

Tomorrow morning, Conservative Senators are expected to be “whipped” to vote for a motion to…

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I snapped this photo of Wayne Smith at an electoral reform debate  and then I discovered his words in a comment on a blog.  This quotation so nicely summed up why I think Fair Vote Canada is so important.

Plain Text:
“Democracy is NOT about picking winners and losers. You are thinking of sports, or perhaps capitalism. Democracy is about working together to accomplish more than we can do as individuals. It is about bringing all stakeholders to the table so everyone can get what they need. When democracy functions as it should, we are all winners. For that, you need a fair voting system”

Wayne Smith, Executive Director, Fair Vote Canada

I snapped this photo of Wayne Smith at an electoral reform debate and then I discovered his words in a comment on a blog. This quotation so nicely summed up why I think Fair Vote Canada is so important.

Plain Text:
“Democracy is NOT about picking winners and losers. You are thinking of sports, or perhaps capitalism. Democracy is about working together to accomplish more than we can do as individuals. It is about bringing all stakeholders to the table so everyone can get what they need. When democracy functions as it should, we are all winners. For that, you need a fair voting system”

Wayne Smith, Executive Director, Fair Vote Canada

Happy Democracy Week!
brought to you by Fair Vote Canada
Today as part of Waterloo’s “Open Streets” Fair Vote Canada WRC will be hosting a Democracy Fair on King Street beside Waterloo Square. 
Democracy Week Events

Happy Democracy Week!

brought to you by Fair Vote Canada

Today as part of Waterloo’s “Open Streets” Fair Vote Canada WRC will be hosting a Democracy Fair on King Street beside Waterloo Square. 

Democracy Week Events

Citizens across Canada protested the Bill C-38 Omnibudget

Citizens across Canada protested the Bill C-38 Omnibudget