Peter Russell - professor emeritus at the University of Toronto and Patrice Dutil - Ryerson University
Trinity College Dublin professors Michael Marsh and Michael Gallagher offer their insights via videoconference from Ireland.
Tweet from Elizabeth @ElizabethMay:
Expert witnesses disagree strongly with J Kenney that there is a convention requiring a referendum. #ERRE #cdnpoli #GPC (https://twitter.com/ElizabethMay/status/757654848913469440)
R. Kenneth Carty - University of British Columbia professor emeritus, Brian Tanguay - Wilfrid Laurier University political science professor, and Nelson Wiseman - director of the University of Toronto's Canadian studies programRead more
The Right Thing to Do
Our Democratic Right to Representation and Good Governance
Electoral reform matters to all of us. If climate change is teaching us anything it's that it can't be about us versus them anymore. We no longer have the luxury of building ideological fortresses and ramming through our agendas before being turfed out of office. That old paradigm is totally insufficient to solve this global challenge. We need to find new structures with built in checks and balances and develop a new collaborative approach to decision making.
All of us face the danger, all of us will reap the reward if we succeed in solving it. Even those that are actively denying this compelling reality will have grandchildren who can look forward to brighter and more secure future.So it was interesting that I saw how some of the discussion last week at the meetings of the Electoral Reform Committee was driven by folks that simply could not let go of that outdated paradigm.
Bref resumé de l’article de Thomas Teuwen (animateur du PVC, éco-rérnovateur) sur le droit à la représentation équitable et à une gouvernance saine :
Marc Mayrand, Canada’s chief electoral officer, speaks to journalists following his appearance at the House of Commons Special Committee on Electoral Reform on July 7, 2016. Mayrand discusses the timeframe and the estimated $300 million needed for a national referendum on voting reform in advance of the 2019 election. He also answers questions on the two-year period required for Elections Canada to prepare a new voting system.
Former chief electoral officer Jean-Pierre Kingsley offers his thoughts on the subject of electoral reform.
"The very strengths of our democracy lies within our ability to question its functioning and to seek ways to improve it."Read more
Canada’s elections watchdog will be leaving his post on December 28, 2016.
Maryam's scrum with reporters after her appearance before the Committee
An interesting piece in the Ottawa Citizen about why the Liberals want Electoral Reform.