the disgruntled democrat: In Opening Up the Pandora’s Box of Electoral Reform, Canada Should Look Down Under

Politics is the art of the possible, the attainable — the art of the next best.  (Otto von Bismarck) I never thought that I would see this day come.  We have a newly elected Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, who stated publically that this election would be last using the first-past-the-post voting system, which is quite something considering ...

the disgruntled democrat: In Opening Up the Pandora’s Box of Electoral Reform, Canada Should Look Down Under

Politics is the art of the possible, the attainable — the art of the next best.  (Otto von Bismarck) I never though that I would see this day come.  We have a newly elected Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, who stated publically that this election would be last using the first-past-the-post voting system, which is quite something considering ...

Let’s Take a Page from Australia and Demand Voter Participation

I was nudged into writing this via an article written by Bill Tieleman who, as his Tyee bio reports is a regular Tyee contributor who writes a column on B.C. politics every Tuesday in 24 Hours newspaper He was also instrumental in working to have the HST brought before a referendum thanks to British Columbia’s citizen initiative ...