Democratically Improving Democracy In Vancouver

Spencer McKay posted a blog post on Samara Blog:

Municipal elections in Manitoba, Ontario and PEI have recently passed and voters in British Columbia will take to the polls on Nov. 15. The issue of electoral reform in Vancouver has received little attention in recent years but it looks as though the time is right for a citizens’ assembly on electoral reform.

Groups like RaBIT and Ottawa123 advocate for electoral reform in Toronto and Ottawa, and Canadians continue to notice disproportionately strong majorities and “wasted votes” in provincial and federal elections. The situation in Vancouver is, astoundingly, even more at odds with the democratic principles of political equality, and dissatisfied citizens should have a chance to fix the system. 

 

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