Leave our electoral system alone

British Columbians are being asked, for the third time, to vote on drastic electoral changes. It would be a mistake

Leave our electoral system alone
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British Columbians are being asked, for the third time, to vote on drastic electoral changes. It would be a mistake

A two-step approach to electoral reform

One referendum, with little public education, is not enough. Voters need to have full knowledge of the consequences of their choices

A two-step approach to electoral reform
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One referendum, with little public education, is not enough for electoral reform in B.C. Voters need to have full knowledge of the consequences of their choices

‘None of the above’ should be a valid ballot choice

Voters should be given the opportunity to say none of the options are acceptable. It could lay the foundation for a stronger democracy

‘None of the above’ should be a valid ballot choice
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Voters should be given the opportunity to say none of the options are acceptable. It could lay the foundation for a stronger democracy

Shining a light on the dark side of municipal campaign financing

By informing the public about who provided campaign support before the election, the public can watch for any favoritism after

Shining a light on the dark side of municipal campaign financing
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By informing the public about who provided campaign support before the election, the public can watch for any favoritism after

Time to question foreign influence on Canada’s oil debate

The Dogwood Initiative, Leadnow, and Greenpeace receive substantial funding from a U.S. advocacy group called Tides

Time to question foreign influence on Canada’s oil debate
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The Dogwood Initiative, Leadnow, and Greenpeace receive substantial funding from a U.S. advocacy group called Tides

Small Green Party may wield big power in B.C

Voters of smaller parties are empowered disproportionately in minority governments, at the expense of the majority of voters, who tend to vote for a main party

Small Green Party may wield big power in B.C
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Voters of smaller parties are empowered disproportionately in minority governments, at the expense of the majority of voters, who tend to vote for a main party

Changing B.C.’s electoral system requires a referendum

Because electoral reform was not a major issue in the recent election campaign, the Green Party can't claim a legitimate mandate for change without public input

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Because electoral reform was not a major issue in the recent election campaign, the Green Party can’t claim a legitimate mandate for change without public input

B.C.’s election: the perils of proportional representation

Green Party policies, rejected by more than 80% of B.C. voters, could be enacted because its support is required to form a government

B.C.’s election: the perils of proportional representation
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Green Party policies, rejected by more than 80% of B.C. voters, could be enacted because its support is required to form a government

Electoral reform by any other name is still progress

Relax party discipline to dent the iron control of a majority government, forcing it to make compromises and behave less like a dictatorship

Electoral reform by any other name is still progress
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BARRIE: Relax party discipline to dent the iron control of a majority government, forcing it to make compromises and behave less like a dictatorship

N.B. on its way to building a more inclusive democracy

Electoral reform recommendations seek to build a bigger democratic tent and populate it with under-represented New Brunswickers

N.B. on its way to building a more inclusive democracy
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PASSARIS: Electoral reform recommendations seek to build a bigger democratic tent and populate it with under-represented New Brunswickers