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National day of Action on the Broken Promise.

By Kelly Carmichael
February 8, 2017

Last week, a decision was made in the PMO that outraged the Country. In response to Justin Trudeau’s broken promise on electoral reform, we are participating in a National Day of Action – Saturday, Feb. 11 Despite a strong consensus …

Outraged, Disgusted, Disappointed by Broken Electoral Reform Promise

By Kelly Carmichael
February 2, 2017

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has chosen his Party over Canadians by breaking his promise to “Make Every Vote Count”. “Canadians are outraged and disgusted that the Prime Minister has cynically abandoned his commitment to make 2015 the last unfair election. …

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 …

Proportional Representation the only credible option for 2019

By Kelly Carmichael
December 2, 2016

  For Immediate ReleaseDec. 1, 2016 Today, Canadians saw first-hand how proportional representation can work for all Citizens. The Special Committee on Electoral Reform – a multi-partisan group of MPs who were selected in proportion to the votes their parties …

Fair Vote Canada respectfully asks Minister Monsef to include questions about the principle of proportional representation on the Survey to Canadians

By Kelly Carmichael
November 24, 2016

November 24, 2016 The Honourable Maryam MonsefMinister of Democratic InstitutionsHouse of CommonsOttawa, OntarioCanada K1A 0A6Dear Minister Monsef,As we come to the end of a summer and fall of public consultations on electoral reform, we feel that this is a good …

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

The Government’s only legitimate option is Proportional Representation (PR)

By Kelly Carmichael
October 19, 2016

  In his election promise and on behalf of his party, Justin Trudeau pledged “We will make every vote count.” Politicians who oppose this promise now try to claim it is not legitimate. ”Democracy is not about politicians, it’s about …

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. …

An Open Letter to All Parties and House Leaders

By Kelly Carmichael
June 1, 2016

Canadians have given you a mandate. Sixty-three percent (63%) of us voted in favour to change the electoral system to one that is more fair, equal and democratic – a system that will make every vote count so that the will …

June 4th – join us in Ottawa for Fair Vote Canada’s AGM!

By Kelly Carmichael
May 21, 2016

Defining Canadian Values & Building Cross Partisan Support.Join us for Fair Vote Canada’s 2016 AGM! Registration is Now Open for Fair Vote Canada’s annual AGM and Conference! Register here: http://bit.ly/1Toli7a It’s been an action packed year! Our campaign produced three …

One step closer to making every vote count!

By Kelly Carmichael
May 12, 2016

For Immediate ReleaseMay 11, 2016 Electoral reformers across the country are relieved and thrilled to see the launch of the Special Committee on Electoral Reform. “Canadians have been clear. Sixty-three percent of the electorate voted in 2015 for parties promising …

Twas the night before voting!

By Kelly Carmichael
December 19, 2015

Twas the night before voting and all the through the town, A hush had descended ‘cause people felt down. They knew their votes would prob’ly be wasted With “first-past-the-post”, a poor system outdated Voters lifted themselves from their warm, cozy …

Fair Vote Canada Rejigs Executive to Press for New National Voting System

By Kelly Carmichael
December 17, 2015

December 16, 2015 Fair Vote Canada’s multi-partisan board welcomes a new president and vice-president to help spearhead its push for equal effective votes and proportional representation in the House of Commons. Gary Shaul, a retired Ontario civil servant and long …