05 February 2009

Do you care about electoral reform in this country?

Then you should care about what's happening in BC. We may be the last, best hope for proportional representation to gain a foothold in Canada. Our second referendum on the Single Transferable Vote will take place on May 12, at the time of our next provincial election.

When the BC Citizens Assembly in 2004 voted on the system to recommend to British Columbians, STV won by an overwhelming margin. Then, in our May 2005 referendum on STV, 58 percent of voters chose in favour of the reform. In only two ridings of the 79 was the referendum marginally defeated. That result prompted the BC government to hold another referendum, the one coming up in May.

If you care about reform in this country, then you need to follow what's happening here. Please.

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