Date: 2017/02/01 -- Category/Categories: News, Press Conferences

“I feel more deeply shocked today by this government’s actions than any other in my adult life. Thousands upon thousands of Canadians put faith in this government’s – and in this prime minister’s – direct promise that 2015 would be the last election under First Past the Post. This betrayal is one felt by all ...

Date: 2017/02/01 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Question Period

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, “Within 18 months of forming government, we will introduce legislation to enact electoral reform”. That is from the Liberal platform. It is very clear, and it was repeated with clarity in the Speech from the Throne, and the mandate to us as members of the special committee said we were replacing ...

Date: 2016/12/08 -- Category/Categories: Debate, Parliament

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I thank all my colleagues. I share the view of my colleagues from Skeena—Bulkley Valley and Louis-Saint-Laurent and all the others who mentioned the incredible work done by the hon. member for Lac-Saint-Louis as committee chair, as well as all of the committee members. Liberals, Conservatives, New Democrats, members of the ...

Date: 2016/12/01 -- Category/Categories: Blogs, Uncategorized

For the first time in Canadian history, a Parliamentary committee 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 The report, an unprecedented document that compiles the best public and academic evidence ...

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 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 ...

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