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Survey overwhelming 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 …

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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 …

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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” …

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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 …

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Sheila Copps Doubles Down on Winner-Take-All voting

By Kelly Carmichael
May 21, 2016

With little factual information, Sheila Copps weighs into the electoral reform debate calling proportional representation ‘hogwash’ with myths and fear-mongering – reinforcing the new elite framing ‘it’s all too complicated’. Canadians are not only generous, as she points out, they …

Tribute to Wendy Bergerud

By Kelly Carmichael
March 14, 2016

Wendy Bergerud, a member of Fair Vote Canada’s national council, a leader in Fair Vote Canada Victoria and a long time proportional representation activist passed away on March 8, 2016. This tribute was written by the executive of Fair Vote …

Webinar: PR 101 and Unpacking Ranked Ballots

By Kelly Carmichael
February 18, 2016

Sunday February 21, 7 PM EST The new Liberal government has promised that 2015 was the last election using first-past-the-post. Their election platform stated: “We will make every vote count. We will convene an all-party Parliamentary committee to review a …

Canadians who have voted with PR share their experiences

By Kelly Carmichael
December 18, 2015

As we look forward to a new voting in 2019 which will make every vote count, Canadians who have voted in countries using proportional representation have shared their experience with us. We asked them: How does proportional representation make voting …