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Fair Vote Canada and Democracy Watch File Joint Ethics Complaint against Prime Minister

By Kelly Carmichael
October 12, 2017

For Immediate Release Oct. 12, 2017 OTTAWA – Yesterday, Fair Vote Canada and Democracy Watch jointly released a letter that was sent to federal Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, Mary Dawson, filing a complaint and requesting investigations and public …

Breaking: BC Gov. Announces PR Referendum Legislation!

By Kelly Carmichael
October 4, 2017

BREAKING NEWS: The BC goverment has just announced legislation for the referendum on proportional representation! The campaign is officially on! The government’s just-released legislation – indicating that they have committed to a fair threshold (50%+1) and are considering giving voters more choice …

Fair Vote Canada Interviews John Horgan about proportional representation

By Kelly Carmichael
April 6, 2017

Follow our BC Election campaign page for updates and what you can do!  Also: Read our interview with BC Green Party leader Andrew Weaver by Terry Dance-Bennink & Rick Habgood , co-chairs Fair Vote Canada, Victoria chapter SEE TRANSCRIPT BELOW …

Fair Vote Canada Victoria Interviews Andrew Weaver about proportional representation

By Kelly Carmichael
April 6, 2017

Follow our BC Election campaign page for updates and what you can do!  Also: Read our interview with BC NDP leader John Horgan by  Terry Dance-Bennink & Rick Habgood, co-chairs Fair Vote Canada, Victoria chapter SEE TRANSCRIPT BELOW Many voters …

Statement by Fair Vote Canada re: third party status in by-elections

By Kelly Carmichael
April 3, 2017

Fair Vote Canada is a multi-partisan citizen campaign for proportional representation. We support candidates and parties who support the principle of proportional representation and who will commit to moving the issue forward. We believe all citizens deserve to be fairly …

When Justin Trudeau Broke His Promise to Make Every Vote Count, the response was immediate!

By Kelly Carmichael
March 16, 2017

“The Liberal talking points on electoral reform: a collection that belongs in an alternative facts class of its own.” – National affairs writer Chantal Hebert The Story of Justin Trudeau’s Broken Promise: Three parties, representing 62% of voters, campaigned on …

Survey overwhelmingly shows Canadians want parties to share power in future governments

By Kelly Carmichael
January 26, 2017

For Immediate Release Jan. 26, 2017 Canadians are smart. In spite of being handed a biased survey, they were able to wade through leading questions and still outline their preference for voting systems that require politicians to cooperate and work …

Consultations Provide Strong Mandate for Proportional Representation

By Kelly Carmichael
November 3, 2016

Strong Mandate for changing Canada’s electoral system. When the Government launched the process without a mechanism for collecting empirical data, Fair Vote Canada, a multi-partisan advocacy group, started tracking the process very closely. We are releasing the results of our work to the media because we believe the process needs to be transparent and accountable. Continue reading

A referendum on the voting system would be undemocratic and immoral

By Kelly Carmichael
October 17, 2016

Conservatives and their media supporters have spent the summer beating the referendum drum, insisting than any change to Canada’s voting system must be approved by the electorate in a national vote. A referendum on the voting system would be both undemocratic and immoral. The process violates more important democratic principles. Continue reading

Researcher’s Response to the Fraser Institute Study

By Kelly Carmichael
August 13, 2016

Recently, the National Post ran an article promoting a new report by the Fraser Institute, claiming – based on one study – that proportional representation “drives up spending and deficits.” It perpetuated the myth that with PR we would see …

By Kelly Carmichael
July 23, 2016

Engage with the Electoral Reform Committee #ERRE #Q!! Watch the Committee live on the internet: CPAC.ca Help us on Twitter! We need as many people as possible on Twitter!!     Canadian Journalists who write about electoral reform are monitoring the discussion. …

Rural-Urban Proportional

By Kelly Carmichael
July 22, 2016

Rural-Urban Proportional: Bringing a new, creative model to the table  Jean-Pierre Kingsley’s Suggestion Over the past several months, former Chief Electoral Officer Jean-Pierre Kingsley has been suggesting an idea: Make the urban areas multi-member districts and “leave the rural ridings alone” …

Welcome to the Summer of Electoral Reform!!

By Kelly Carmichael
July 21, 2016

We know that summer is a very special time in Canada and it’s hard to focus on politics but we have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to bring in voting changes that will fix Canada’s democratic deficit. We need your help.   Please …