Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Might there be life in the electoral reform movement in Canada?

This is an email I got today from Dan Grice.   Dan was a very important member of the 2005 and 2009 campaigns in BC.

Hi Electoral Reform supporters who are open to AV/Ranked choice voting.

As England is moving full steam forward with their national plebicite on alternative voting, there are a number of people who have mentioned wanting to work across Canada to bring AV in Canada.

I've now moved to Manitoba and am starting to organize here. (I'm also working on alternativevote.ca, to replace choicevoting.ca as "alternative vote" appears to name of preference in the media.)

I'm looking for people who may wish to serve as regional organizers and have time to commit to planning or implementing.

This is to push for preferential ballots at all levels.

Including municipal, provincial, and federal. (not to exclude eventual options of proportional preferential systems including AV+ (a MMP derivative) or STV.)

So far, similar groups have formed in Ottawa and Toronto, focussing on awareness along side the municipal elections.

Please let me know if you wish to take on an organizing role at a provincial or city level. (

Dan Grice


JD Candidate - 2013.
Robson Hall, U of M.
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