Thank You for Candid Dates with Candidates
Many thanks to John Streicker for “another one of his crazy ideas”!
Though almost everyone involved would have liked the 3 minute dates to be longer, it gave both voters and candidates a chance to meet each other and share some concerns.
For me with my own passionate concern of changing our voting system to do away with false majority governments and elected dictators, I took handouts to share with anyone interested. All of the candidates that I spoke to expressed strong interest in accountability of government and inclusion of almost all voters in elections.
I’m sorry that I didn’t get a chance to talk to Ryan Leef, Conservative incumbent, who stands for keeping the system divisive like it is.
For more on why change is needed, see the 5 minute video: “Do you want your vote to count?” https://goo.gl/NLlVbg
Do you think this change is worth making? What does a friend of yours think?
If you would like a brief description of a new system developed in Yukon on what people said they wanted in an electoral system, you can pick one up at the CYFN office at 2nd Ave. and Black Street.
If you have email, it is attached. YOU CAN MAKE CHANGE HAPPEN! Vote strategically to make your vote count in this election, and your vote can almost always count in future elections. HOW? See Fair Vote Canada campaign2015.fairvote.ca and/or Vote with a block of voters Leadnow.ca – People Powered Change.
Executive summary, September 23, 2015
DEMOCRACY FOR CANADA
by Dave Brekke
1 Canada’s current, “First-Past-The-Post” electoral system (FPTP), has often resulted in election of governments that represent the needs, wants and values of less than half of the voters.
2 Probably because of this, the system has disengaged Canadian voters to such a degree that in the last federal election, only 61% of eligible Canadians voted. (Elections Canada, 2011).
3 The Preferential Ridings Proportional (PRP) system proposed here would make Canada a more inclusive and representative democracy. PRP would allow almost every vote cast in an election to have some impact on the resultant legislative body.
4 PRP is a hybrid system that incorporates elements from Canada’s present riding-based system, but includes both preferential voting, and proportional representation.
5 The development of the PRP system is based on what people interested in improving our electoral system said they wanted in a new system.
6 The PRP system reorganizes the country, province or territory into ridings roughly twice the size of our current ridings, each electing a single representative using preferential voting.
7 The other half of the representatives will be elected to Proportional Seats to give representation to voters who did not vote for the winner in their riding.
8 The allocation of proportional seats will reflect relative popularity of the Parties in geographically coherent “Electoral Areas.” The proportional representatives will be usually the most successful unelected candidates from their Political Party within the electoral area.
9 The effect of the allocation of proportional representatives will be a parliamentary distribution of seats that fairly represents the distribution of political opinion among voters.
Thank you, Dave Nash, for adding the very important component ‘equality of votes’ to
the PRP combination electoral system.
Video – 5 minutes – “Do you want your vote to count?” https://goo.gl/NLlVbg