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Cowichan Conversations: We Must Restructure Canada To Save It!

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger

How long is it going to take before some of the Conservatives MP’s wake up and stand up for Canada?

Our PM Steve Harper lies to us with an ease uncommon, even for politicians.

Canada is being drained and our nation is up for sale, but why?

What drives Harper? . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: We Must Restructure Canada To Save It!

Muscat eyeing Gozo

Muscat eyeing Gozo as PN positions Simon Busuttil to take on PL leader – maltatoday.com.mt.

It’s a strange concept indeed for those of us used to the (near) sanctity of geographic representation to understand the way candidates are chosen in other countries.

Now from Malta Today, the suggestion that Muscat, the Labour leader, might run . . . → Read More: Muscat eyeing Gozo

Song of the Watermelon: Rick Salutin on Democracy, Parties, and Electoral Reform

“Democracy,” as Winston Churchill famously stated, “is the worst form of Government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.” Somewhat less famously, he also remarked that “The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.”

Notwithstanding this somewhat anemic endorsement, those who live under . . . → Read More: Song of the Watermelon: Rick Salutin on Democracy, Parties, and Electoral Reform

Song of the Watermelon: Stephane Dion’s Shiny New Voting System

Did I read that right? Did Stephane Dion, former head of the Liberal Party of Canada, just come out in favour of proportional representation? Better late than never!

Well, that’s not entirely fair. Dion has shown a willingness to consider electoral reform in the past, as he did by backing the resolution in . . . → Read More: Song of the Watermelon: Stephane Dion’s Shiny New Voting System

Pop The Stack: Dion Proposes New Voting System

Monday’s election results in Alberta demonstrate once again the strange outcomes that our First-Past-The-Post (FPTP) voting system can create. A difference in vote percentage between 43% and 34% leads to 61 vs 17 seats for the PCs. Meanwhile the remaining parties which received about 10% of the vote each get only 4 out of 86 . . . → Read More: Pop The Stack: Dion Proposes New Voting System

Pop The Stack: Dion Proposes New Voting System

Monday’s election results in Alberta demonstrate once again the strange outcomes that our First-Past-The-Post (FPTP) voting system can create. A difference in vote percentage between 43% and 34% leads to 61 vs 17 seats for the PCs. Meanwhile the remaining parties which received about 10% of the vote each get only 4 out of 86 . . . → Read More: Pop The Stack: Dion Proposes New Voting System

Pop The Stack: Hobbits for Electoral Reform

Dear Wise Races of the United Kingdom of Middle Earth,

Please forgive a humble Hobbit for bothering you but I just wanted to write about an urgent matter of democracy. Here in Hobbiton we have just had a Shire-wide election. Let’s just say that I’m fairly miffed about the results. In fact everyone I know . . . → Read More: Pop The Stack: Hobbits for Electoral Reform