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    Alan E. Dunne
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    With Respect

    I was able to see the platforms of 16 of the 19 parties registered for this election. I was unable to open the website for the Canadian Nationalist Party, the Greens have not updated their platform yet -they were having a policy conference this weekend, and te page for Program on the Marxist-Leninst Party website was blank. Note also that there are two parties eligible to register though they have not yet done so, The Centrists and the Patriots, and that the parti Rhinoceros says there are further promises to come.

    Of the 16:

    1/ The Animal Protection Party promises either STV or MMP

    2/ the Communist Party promises “proportional representation”

    3/ the National Citizen’s Alliance promises a referendum on changing the present system to one where a majority in the House of Commons represents a majority of vote

    4/ the New Democrats, at page 105 of 115 in their full platform, promise that in their first mandate they will enact MMP, with the advice of a Citizen’s Assembly, there will then be an MMP election and after that there will be  a referendum between MMP and the present system

    #33896
    Mark Henschel
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    Alan:

    Two things:

    1. What if the CA recommends STV? (It’s happened before)

    2. If that plank remains in their platform unaltered I won’t in any circumstance vote for ’em. MMP takes us in exactly the wrong direction. It’s a mistake.

     

    Cheers

    #33966
    Alan E. Dunne
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    With Respect

    See also https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/ask-electoral-reform-2021-federal-election-1.6163972?cmp=newsletter_Politics%20Newsletter_4626_309778 giving Mark more hope from the Greens, though without specificity -but that may be the Star’s editing.

    Yours Sincerely,

    Alan E. Dunne

    #33968
    Mark Henschel
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    Alan:

    Serendipity acted and the Greens sent me a link to their new platform right after I saw your reply.

    It defines the outer limit of faint hope for electoral reform in the next parliament.

    Better to support Fair Vote BC’s Charter Challenge currently under way.

    #33967
    Mark Henschel
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    Alan:

    Minutes after I got notification of your post the Greens sent a link to their platform.

    https://www.greenparty.ca/sites/default/files/platform_2021_en_web_-_20210907.pdf

    Yes, they are more open but in the overall field this defines the outer limit of “faint hope”.

    The (last) best hope for change rests in the Charter Challenge being prosecuted by Fair Voting BC.

    https://www.charterchallenge.ca/

    And in reality, a Charter Challenge was always going to be the best approach.

    #33950
    Chealer
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    Thank you Alan

     

    I’m afraid the Greens still lack a platform.

    The Rhinoceros Party’s chief (whom I know very well) has spoken against FPTP this week: https://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelle/1820713/election-saint-boniface-candidat-federale-manitoba-winnipeg
    Unfortunately, their platform still says nothing on that.

    Can FVC please give the Party election platforms on electoral reform section of its homepage a page on its own?

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