Date: 2016/12/01 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Publications

Any day now, a postcard will arrive in your mailbox to invite you to participate in the single most important democratic reform in a generation: moving to ensure that in Canada “every vote counts.” Some will reply with sophistry – “every vote is counted now” – but anyone who looks at our majoritarian, winner-take-all voting ...

Date: 2016/12/01 -- Category/Categories: Statements

Elizabeth May: News flash: Mr. Speaker, a parliamentary committee has found as fact that first past the post is inappropriate in any democracy with more then two parties contesting elections. That is actually not a news flash. That was the finding of the first parliamentary committee in 1921. I admit there has been something of ...

Date: 2016/11/23 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

(OTTAWA) November 23, 2016 – Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands), strongly condemns the undemocratic decision by PEI Liberals to reject a motion to honour the results of a recent plebiscite on electoral reform. PEI Green Party Leader Peter Bevan-Baker’s Motion 54 – to honour the vote and implement Mixed Member ...

Date: 2016/10/24 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth

Ever since the Special Parliamentary Committee on Electoral Reform was created in June, we have had a designation in the House of Commons emails and online presence as ERRE: “Electoral Reform-Réforme Electorale.” It generally ends up sounding like ERRRRR, although some have tried in vain to twist it into “eerie.” We are hardly the first ...

Date: 2016/09/13 -- Category/Categories: Publications

CPAC has just launched Electoral Reboot: Changing the Vote, a special section of the cpac.ca website exploring the issue of electoral reform.  The new section serves as a gateway for the national discussion on Canada’s voting system and the work of the Special Committee on Electoral Reform. The new section is full of valuable information to ...

Date: 2016/07/07 -- Category/Categories: Committees

Watch Elizabeth’s video blog about the meeting by clicking on the image below. Print this page...

Date: 2016/07/07 -- Category/Categories: Committees

Today the committee heard testimony from outgoing Chief Electoral Officer Marc Mayrand and former Chief Electoral Officer Jean-Pierre Kingsley. Watch the videos by clicking on the images below. Print this page...

Date: 2016/07/06 -- Category/Categories: Committees

Watch Elizabeth May’s video recap of the Electoral Reform Committee Meeting by clicking on the image below. Print this page...

Date: 2016/07/06 -- Category/Categories: Committees

Minister for Democratic Institutions Maryam Monsef testified at today’s committee meeting. Watch by clicking the image below. Print this page...

Date: 2016/06/21 -- Category/Categories: Committees

The Special Committee on Electoral Reform got underway this morning, as MPs discussed how the committee will proceed. Watch the video of the meeting by clicking on the image below. Print this page...

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