“In his new book, Stephen Harper warns that standing up for the environment makes for bad politics, especially in a populist age when parties are looking for the votes of ‘ordinary’ people.” Susan Delacourt quotes a new book entitled Right Here, Right Now: “Political parties, including mine, have won elections just by opposing a carbon […]
2018-10-10 Proportional Representation, BC Referendum #PR4BC. “Common Ground” Oct issue, “Let’s talk democracy”. Letter-to-Editor published. And “Look who’s for PR!”
The local paper published my letter-to-editor re Proportional Representation. But there’s much better! Common Ground, October Issue has excellent articles that draw on actual RESEARCH by, for example: Arend Lijphart who has a long career in studying and comparing the outcomes of various political systems. Susan Delacourt‘s book, “Shopping for Votes“. Time for one article? […]
2018-10-01 Proportional Representation ballot see info below. Please Vote and encourage others to do so.
With thanks to Karen: Greetings. Looks like you are in the final days of campaigning for one of the most important issues of our time and country. This email just in from Fair Vote Canada, wasn’t sure if you get info from them so I thought I would share it. Is there anyone you […]
2011-04-12 What are some answers for our system of governance?
We have an old and corrupted system of governance. We can to better for ourselves. We’ve shared information on the mobilization to create the new system. The following exchange is with persons in Fair Vote Canada (FVC). (I am on the Board of the Sask Chapter.) FVC is a Canada-wide effort to create awareness of […]
2011-03-25 Fair Vote Canada announces federal election results
Two short messages from Wayne. 1. ———- Forwarded message ———- From: Wayne Smith March 26, 2011 Fair Vote Canada announces federal election results Although the writ has barely dropped, Canada’s citizens’ movement for electoral reform reckons it’s not too soon to announce the results of the coming federal election. “Our dysfunctional voting system throws up erratic […]
2010-10-30 I am a conservative, liberal, democratic, green. (Is that how to say it, Mike Fornssler?)
CONTENTS WE LOSE PEOPLE OF HEART BECAUSE OF THE SYSTEM I AM A CONSERVATIVE, LIBERAL, DEMOCRATIC, GREEN ? – MIKE FORNSSLER, ANOTHER GREAT KID! “IF I WAS INVENTING DEMOCRACY FROM SCRATCH, I WOULD NOT HAVE INVENTED POLITICAL PARTIES. THE PARTISANSHIP OF WELL-ORGANIZED, WELL-FINANCED POLITICAL PARTIES IS PART OF THE REAL FUNDAMENTAL PROBLEM WITH WHAT’S POISONING […]
2010-01-22 ANTI-PROROGUE: update
As of Fri Jan 22: There are 209,876 members on the Canadians Against Proroguing Parliament facebook group. Please see item #3 by David Eaves. CONTENTS JOE HUEGLIN, PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVE PARTY, ANTI-PROROGATION LISTING OF CROSS-CANADA EVENTS IN PROTEST OF PROROGUE DAVID EAVES, GLOBE & MAIL JAN 21 Will be interesting to see how this goes and […]