Date: 2016/12/01 -- Category/Categories: Press Releases

“Today, for the first time in Canadian history, a Parliamentary committee has recommended that the government take concrete steps to move away from the archaic First Past the Post voting system and toward a proportional system of electing Members of Parliament and the Government,” said Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada (MP, ...

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 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...

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