May 8, 2019 at 10:07 pm #25907
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List Coming SoonMay 8, 2019 at 11:02 pm #25911
Who am I?
I’m George. I’m from the West Coast in North Vancouver where I grew up doing many outdoorsy things at the same time as enjoying city life. I went to UBC Civil Engineering and many of my hobbies surround transportation, politics and the outdoors. I love the mountains, skiing, biking, hiking, exploring hot springs, rowing, windsurfing. I am currently training to run my first ever marathon which is exciting, but scary.
Why do I support PR?:
Because I believe PR will allow people the freedom to express themselves through their political choices without the attitudes of fear and division that FPTP creates. I think it will allow parties to collaborate better with each other to create stronger policies, less flip-flopping on infrastructure projects, and more investment in green technology and our environment. I also think it will encourage people to come out to the ballot box to make their voice heard knowing that there vote will always contribute to electing someone who will represent them.
What kind of future would you like to see for Canada?
I would like to see Canada have a form of Ranked Ballot, hopefully that will be in some form of STV or STV Hybrid like the Rural-Urban PR that was proposed for BC. Municipal elections mandated to held in STV format would be an amazing thing if the federal government has that sort of power (could they?).
If you volunteer with FVC, what is your role and what do you envision for FVC in the next 5 years?
I am one of your moderators for this forum and I hope it will grow into a vibrant online community. I volunteered to help deliver fliers during the BC referendum, but other than that’s about as far as I have gone. I may get roped into more. Who knows. Every little bit counts! Hopefully FVC won’t be necessary in 5 years if all elections in Canada and BC are PR before then 😉
What might you want to do or learn with FVC now that you have joined this forum?
Hopefully help this forum grow into something that is useful both for current FVC supporters, can attract new people from across Canada, and can create a strong community with lots of resources to help us achieve our goals of PR dominance… *laughs maniacally*
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