3 quiet revelations about electoral reform that surfaced since parliament last met
It's been two-and-a-half months since the House of Commons last met. Electoral reform is officially no-longer part of the Trudeau government's agenda, but there have been some quiet developments on the electoral reform file nonetheless.Read more
July Update: Charter Challenge for Fair Voting
At the time of writing, 426 Canadians have donated $42,998 to bring this case to court!Read more
May 31st: Parliament's Last Chance
Update: the vote described below failed. On May 31st, 159 MPs voted against the motion supporting the recommendations of the special committee on electoral reform, and just 146 MPs voted in favour of it.
On May 31st, members of parliament (MPs) will have one more chance to move forward on electoral reform. On Wednesday, MPs will vote on whether to accept the recommendations of the report from the House of Commons special committee on electoral reform. If that doesn't happen there is only one logical option for supporters of voter-right's.
The opposite of representation is exclusion
Anyone who watched the 2015 film, Selma, about the civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery in 1965 will not have missed the point where the African-Americans demand that the government fully implement and enforce their right to vote. It generated significant opposition from the whites who controlled the existing exclusive and power-concentrating system. And though black voting rights continue to be attacked in the US, few would argue that such rights exist and ought not to be proactively honoured.