O Canada

"O Canada" (French: Ô Canada) is the national anthem of Canada.

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Canada's "Liberals" Break Electoral Reform Promise

One of the Liberal Party of Canada's campaign promises going into the 2015 election was a new electoral system in the first half of their mandate. Knowing that they couldn't get away with introducing a system that exacerbates the disproportionality of the current winner-take-all system, the "Liberals" have abandoned their commitment to electoral reform.1

  • 1. Smith, Marie-Danielle. "Liberals break electoral reform promise less than a day after signalling collaboration with opposition". National Post, 1 Feb.

How to improve Canadian federal elections? (Comparative poll on Election Methods)

House of Commons of Canada

The House of Commons of Canada is comprised of 338 Members of Parliament (MPs) elected in single-member districts using Plurality Voting. The elections to elect the 338 MPs are called the Canadian federal election. MPs are elected for four years.

Voting in the poll below is made as a direct comparison with the current system. Each option in the poll is a proposed improvement on the current system. It may include a variety of Election methods to use in each of the current 338 single-member districts, as well as other proposed improvements.

Choice Blog entries +5+4+3+2+10-1-2-3-4-5I don't know Votes Score
100 % Use Practical Democracy in each district. 13 entries 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5
100 % Use IRV+ in each district. 1 entry 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5
100 % Use Approval Voting in each district. 2 entries 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5
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Creating a new poll on election methods

I'm thinking about creating a new poll, reserved to members, on election methods. There are a few existing polls on the topic, but they are badly phrased or do not correspond to what I am after right now.

The main characteristic of the poll would be that it is comparative to the methods currently used. The question would be: how much better (or worse) would the given EM be compared to the existing method.

Electoral reform in Canada

Ralph Anderson made several proposals to the Canadian House of Commons Special Committee on Electoral Reform, advocating for a modified version or IRV.

Environmental issues in Canada

This wiki page is a stub. It needs to be expanded.

Some proposed new fuel projects such as pipelines, tar sands, and fracking would further damage the environment.

Give me direct democracy or give me window-dressing

The NL Open Government Initiative does not mean what it says.

By: Jon Parsons

Reading the press release accompanying the recent announcement of the NL Provincial Government’s “Open Government Initiative,” one tends to get the impression that this is a radical shift in policy toward direct decision-making by the people.

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