UPDATE: Council of Canadians supports proportional representation.
(A couple of members attended the FAIRVOTE.ca AGM in Toronto – and reported it was energetic and positive – if you want to know more, send your email to MaryBeaty@ontariohumanists.ca
As the Harper agenda steamrollers forward, it may be that proportional representation will be a bigger issue in the October 2015 federal election. In a March 24, 2012 media release, Fair Vote Canada congratulated “Thomas Mulcair, a proponent of proportional representation, on winning the leadership of the federal New Democratic Party. …Mulcair has said that moving to a mixed-member proportional system will be a fundamental plank of the New Democratic Party’s platform next election…” Several years ago, now-Liberal leader Bob Rae stated in a Globe and Mail interview, “I have long been a supporter of some PR ‘add-ons’ to our current system…” And Green Party leader Elizabeth May has stated, “We desperately need a renewal of democracy in this country. This may mean forging ahead with proportional representation and taking lessons learned by other countries who have done the same to come up with an electoral process that is truly meaningful and engages all Canadian voters.”