Category Archives: Electoral Reform

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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Return of citizens initiated referenda poll votes – reducing the number of MPs in Parliament

(December 1, 1999) Question: Should the size of the House of Representatives be reduced from 120 members to 99 members? Continue reading

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The virtues of voting often

(June 21, 1998) Taking the law into our own hands will give us the governments we deserve. The time is March 1997, and the citizens of Toronto’s six municipalities are out of luck. In one month, the province will make an amalgam of them and call the product “megacity.” Continue reading

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