Canadians have been disappointed over and over with voting reform.  The federal Liberals infamously promised that 2015 would be the last election using first-past-the-post, and provincial governments have set up and designed voting reform processes destined to fail.  Throughout the country - there has been little but failed attempts and broken promises.  

But wait - there is hope!  There actually HAS been successful experiments of voting reform in Canada, and the movement is GROWING. In 2018, London city council became the FIRST government in Canada to ditch first-past-the-postKingston and Cambridge Ontario also held successful referendums to reform their voting systems in time for the 2022 municipal elections.      

We’ve toppled three dominoes, but there are 444 municipalities in Ontario.  Who’s next?  In December 2019, we launched #TimeToTopple, and quickly raised $15,000 from our supporters to fund Phase One. The goal of the Kickstarter campaign is to learn from the historic unprecedented wins in London, Kingston and Cambridge and create a roadmap for viral voting reform. 

 

Our #TimeToTopple report will launch our next phase of reform: an unstoppable wave that reclaims our city halls - followed by our provincial legislatures and then finally: the House of Commons.

Fair and friendly elections in Canada are closer than you think! 

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commented 2019-12-05 16:09:24 -0500 · Flag
For the thousands of volunteers who have been working for a fair and democratic voting system for years, this is encouraging.
commented 2019-12-05 13:36:08 -0500 · Flag
I’ve thought about donating, but as someone who doesn’t vote along party lines I want to ensure that party lists are off the table before I can support. I supported FVC up until they started opposing ranked ballots in municipalities (I had been a monthly donor for years, etc).

While I realise some people vote strictly along party lines, I know few people for which a single party is the one and only thing they support, and reject all other parties and candidates. Any voting system that doesn’t start with ranked ballots can’t legitimately be considered accurate or fair.
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