How Did They Do It? How did Other Countries Succeed in Achieving Change in their Voting Systems? Date: Thursday, October 18, 7 p.m. Location: First Unitarian Congregation of Toronto, 175 St Clair Ave West Free! All welcome.
If anyone can answer this, it is Dennis Pilon, a York University prof who is also a strong [...]
REMINDER TONIGHT— Getting more women elected
Tuesday September 18
Getting more women elected. How and Why?
How do proportional systems help get women elected and why it matters. Joyce Hall, June Macdonald, film Menocracy.
130 Carlton Street—7:30pm—please register with Eventbrite
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 [...]
CCLA calls for investigation into federal election allegations of voter-suppression « Canadian Civil Liberties Association.
Recntly a series of reports have surfaced raising allegations of voter-suppression tactics being used leading up to the May 2011 federal election. These include automated “robocalls,” as well as non-automated calls from call centres that provided voters with erroneous information [...]
Leadnow | Robocall Scandal: Demand answers. [Here is the first organized letter writing campaign about the Robocall scandal] “Elections Canada has traced illegal phone calls made during the 2011 federal election to a company that worked for the Conservative Party across the country. The “robocalls” appeared to be designed to stop non-Conservative voters from casting [...]
FAIR VOTE CANADA: ELECTORAL REFORM TOWN HALL SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19th, 2012
1:30 – 2:00 pm Parliamentary Clinic 2:00 – 4:00 pm Town Hall Holy Rosary Parish Hall, 356 St. Clair Avenue West
MP Carolyn Bennett is hosting a town hall for a candid discussion about electoral reform and urban [...]
Fair Vote Canada Newsletter August 2011 | Fair Vote Canada.
Democracy Week in Canada, September 12 – 18
September 15 is the official the United Nations International Day of Democracy. Why just one day? Fair Vote Canada is initiating the first annual Democracy Week in Canada, September 12-18, 2011.
We believe that this is a [...]
Fair Vote Canada newsletter – July 2011 | Fair Vote Canada.
NOTE: Tyler Crosby, Legislative Assistant to David Christopherson, the NDP critic for electoral reform, announced that the NDP would introduce a motion on proportional representation in the House in the next session.\
Fair Vote Canada, reflecting the United Nations’ 2007 declaration of September 15th [...]
Inter Pares – June 2011 – A Human Rights Perspective on Shale Gas/St Lawrence.
When Quebec residents living in the St. Lawrence River lowlands noticed industrial activity and even drilling in their backyards, they were outraged. They had not been consulted or informed that the government of Quebec had given industry the green light to [...]
FAIR VOTE TORONTO MEMBERS WELCOMES NEW VOLUNTEERS
how can we move our campaign for fair voting forward over the summer what activities should we consider for Democracy Day, September 17 what’s our best strategy for getting voting reform on the agenda before the provincial election on Oct. 6th the polls say that one provincial party [...]
Registration is now available online for Fair Vote Canada’s 2011 Annual General Meeting and 10th Anniversary celebration! Register online here: Advance registration by June 4 guarantees you a seat. Tickets will be available at the door as space permits.
FVCanada is happy to announce that Elizabeth May MP has agreed to participate in our June [...]
Fair Vote Canada Annual General Meeting 2011: Early Registration.
FRIDAY EVENING 7 pm – 10 pm Panel discussion and social evening Help celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Fair Vote Canada! With special guests Larry Gordon and Ed Broadbent
SATURDAY 8:30 am – 5:00 pm AGM & CONFERENCE
All events are open to the public. [...]
Fair Vote Canada to participate in National Day of Action for Electoral Reform | Fair Vote Canada. (Note: OHS is a supporter of FVC)
The Canadian federal election of May 2 returned a majority Conservative government with 167 seats, but the Conservative party received only 39.62% of the votes, one of the least legitimate majority [...]
NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION May 14. On May 14th, 2011 at 2:00PM National Day of Action “Only 40 percent of Canadians supported our government in the May 2 election, and yet we wound up with a Conservative majority. The fact that Stephen Harper now controls Parliament after gaining only 1.8 percent more of the popular [...]