09 January 2010

126,000 and Still Growing

Someone has suggested that the Canadians Against Proroguing Parliament group should be aiming for 350,000 members. That would be one percent of the population. I suggest the more relevant figure to politicians is 23,401,064, the number of registered voters as of October 2008. At our current numbers, CAPP is already at 0.54 percent.

By the way, that CBC article reporting on October 2008's record low turnout has relevance in its own right. Canada needs democratic reform, big time. That includes, but is not limited to, reform of our voting system. Let's throw to the trash heap our antiquated single member plurality system and replace it with one of proportional representation that distributes fairness to the greatest number of voters.

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