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Gender parity is possible
... female leaders overseeing parliaments, legislatures and city councils of 50 per cent women. A way to get there before four generations is for all parties to agree to work together to bring in proportional representation. June Macdonald, Toronto ...
Mike Robinson's 2013 New Year's wish list
In this cause, why don't we gift ourselves with a study of German and New Zealand proportional representation practices, and talk about it as a nation? What a good topic for a Royal Commission. Armed with a new awareness of what's possible in politics ...
Liberals need to take stronger stands: Hall Findlay
I've been a supporter of some form of proportional representation for years and years and years....
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CBCNews.ca readers weigh in on democracy survey
"It is time for some form of proportional representation. That way the parties need to present their platform - and be judged on it, and the people who will deliver it, not just the cult of the leader, or the ways the party deflects issues away from ...
Gaming the system
There are a lot of reasons to prefer proportional representation — I've written about it often — but for the opposition parties there is one reason in particular: the current system heavily favours the Conservatives, as the party with the support of ...
Electoral reform is the issue
Both parties should go for a majority win, with a commitment to bring in proportional representation in time for the next election — and a strategy to co-operate with each other if neither gets that majority. Lynn McDonald, former NDP MP, university ...
Slow learners still stuck in the Sunningdale rut
Three of those 'vital conditions' have remained in every other policy initiative since then: proportional representation for local elections, power-sharing arrangements to ensure that the nationalist minority would be represented at executive/cabinet ...
Nonvoters are trying to tell us something
North Jefferson News
That said, though, almost all of the countries that have achieved democracy over the past 30 years have adopted parliamentary systems based on proportional representation, approaches that are much closer to the German model than the American one.
Overhaul the entire US election system
Proportional Representation: Legislative bodies would be made up of representatives whose numbers reflect the proportion to which their views are held by the entire electorate. This would give fringe parties such as the Right-To-Lifers and the Greens a ...
Steele on Electoral Reform – Part 7: Representation
Independent Voter Network
Enact Proportional Representation via the Voting process (Part: 3) with full integration of the Electoral Integrity Principles (Part: 1) and full use of national referendums (Part: 4). What this means is that no voting block comprising 5% or more of ...