As we bid 2016 adieu, the fate of the Canadian government’s promise to Make Every Vote Count seems to have devolved into a game of ‘rock, paper, scissors’ between the government and voters. Things were going along swimmingly for PR activists, right up until the moment when the ERRE committee delivered its report, recommending Proportional Representation, … Read moreOne year closer to a proportional system for Canada?
Editor’s note: I received this press release through the ICAN mailing list today (Dec. 25th), and I thought I would share it… I cannot think of a better gift for humanity to give itself, than the gift of peace and life. Canada and the US voted ‘no’, shamefully, so there is still much work to do. … Read moreA Christmas/Hanukkah Gift: UN General Assembly approves historic resolution to eliminate nuclear weapons
December 14th, 2016 After the Harper Government direct attacks on Charities engaged in lobbying and public relations to change government policy on issues such as Death and Dying, Environmental Protection, Climate Change, and Research, publication of ideas and free speech, Justin Trudeau promised that the laws for charities would be modernized to prevent this kind … Read moreCUSJ submission on charitable tax law
Non-binding referendum campaign could sow misinformation, division TORONTO – Canadian Unitarians for Social Justice (CUSJ) applauds the House of Commons Standing Committee on Electoral Reform for throwing its support behind key democratic reforms that could see Canada join its modern industrialized peers with a more proportional system of representation. However, a poorly formed referendum question … Read moreReferendum on voting system open to manipulation