Category Archives: Electoral Reform

Lawrence Solomon: Too many people vote

(June 5, 2014) How to weed out those unqualified to vote? Canada already has a system — the citizenship test. Continue reading

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Proportional rep – Is this what we really want?

(March 20, 2013) Canada could end up with a Pamela Anderson Party. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Informed democracy

(November 5, 2012) In the U.S., too many people’s votes just don’t count. Continue reading

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Tories deny Ontario democracy

(November 30, 2007) Canada needs electoral reform to bring in proportional representation. It is unconscionable that in a modern democracy such as ours, vast swathes of the electorate should be effectively disenfranchised by a voting system that is essentially corrupt, disproportionately weighted to favour some segments of the electorate to the misfortune of others. Continue reading

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A force for division

(October 4, 2007) Ontario is full of alienated minorities, demographic and geographic groups who lack a voice and for whom the political system offers little of relevance. The new system of proportional representation proposed for Ontario, Myriad Minority Parties, or MMP for short, will empower any group garnering 3% or more of the vote. Continue reading

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Liberals break promise on electoral reform

(October 6, 2005) Ottawa MP Ed Broadbent blasts cynical betrayal. New Democratic Party (NDP). Continue reading

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Chapter 10: Direct democracy on trial

(January 29, 2002) The citizens-initiated referendums. When New Zealanders went to the polling booths on election day in 1999, some were surprised to be issued with a bundle of papers. Continue reading

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