Why is Maryam Monsef wasting our time and money on town hall meetings on Electoral Reform when it is clear that the Liberal party doesn’t give a damn about our opinion on the matter. They intend to ram this through no matter what Canadians think about it. They also don’t give a damn about fair representation. This whole process is just to make sure that no right leaning party will ever form a government again. In short, this is not a reform of the electoral process, it is a hijacking of the electoral process.
Lets have a look at the survey they have been using. http://www1.canada.ca/en/contact/survey.html
Notice the wording. They want us to believe that the electoral system we have been using in Canada for 150 years is somehow broken. (A system used world-wide since the days of ancient Greece.)
Listed below are the five guiding principles which make up the foundation of our Canadian electoral reform process. When evaluating potential changes to our electoral system, how would you rank each principle? Where one (1) is most important and five (5) is least important.
Effectiveness and legitimacy
Restore the effectiveness and legitimacy of voting, such as by reducing distortions and strengthening the link between voter intention and the electoral result;
Restore it to what? We have ALWAYS used the first-past-the-post method. Effectiveness and legitimacy? Are you saying that no government since confederation has been legitimate?
Encourage greater engagement and participation in the democratic process including by underrepresented groups;
Voting in our county is voluntary and always should be. If your sheeple wont get off the couch to vote, then you have not done your job as a potential member of our government. It is YOU who must engage. YOU who must give people a reason to go out and vote.
Accessibility and inclusiveness
Support accessibility and inclusiveness of all eligible voters, and avoiding undue complexity in the voting process;
I really don’t know how you could possibly make voting more accessible. There are always volunteers driving people to the polls, polls set up in hospitals and senior residences, mail in polls, advance polls. Elections Canada does a very good job of making elections accessible. As for inclusiveness, I have yet to see any exclusions based on race, gender, religion, or disability. Undue complexity? Really, what the hell??? If putting an X beside the candidate of your choice is too complex, then maybe you shouldn’t be voting.
Safeguard the integrity of our voting process;
I like this one. They want to safeguard the integrity of our voting system by changing it to one they like better. Priceless…
Preserve the accountability of local representation;
By installing someone that the majority of the electorate in the riding did not vote for I assume.
15 – 24
25 – 34
35 – 44
45 – 54
55 – 64
I would predict than very few under 30 or over 50 will be filling this in. The younger crowd cant be bothered and the older likely couldn’t even find this form to fill it in…
Which group(s) do you most identify with?
Person with disabilities and exceptionalities
Person from remote or rural community
Person from humble socio-economic backgrounds
I know men are evil and should not have a voice here, but really, can’t I at least have to option to identify as one? I mean, I am older, and suffer from asthma and arthritis, but I am too young to be a senior and not ready to identify as disabled. I haven’t spoken French since 1978… Well, I guess I will have to choose Person from humble socio-economic backgrounds…
Why was it important for you to join us today?
To bare witness to the destruction of our electoral system.
What idea did you hear today that you think could inspire more Canadians to participate in our democracy?
Everything I saw and heard inspires me to convince everyone I know to fight this reform, and to get out and vote Conservative in the next election.
What does healthy democracy mean to you?
A healthy democracy is one where the government does not meddle with the election results, or try to stack the system to favor themselves in future elections.
How would you rate today’s gathering? On a scale of one to ten, where one (1) is very unhelpful and ten (10) is very helpful.
Select your response
1 X The gathering, by using this form, is worthless. Where is my choice to vote no? Is this not a democracy?
Do you have any additional thoughts you would like to share with us?
Please, if you have a shred of democracy in you at all, listen to the will of the people. We were already asked by ballot if we wanted to reform our electoral system and the majority of Canadians said NO. That is the will of democracy. Please respect it and scrap this plan. <— End comments on form
They like the word democracy but seem to have no understanding of the meaning. It means basically, rule of the majority. Those who want to reform our electoral system do not believe in the rule of the majority. They also have severe math related problems when faced with more than two choices, so if one party gets 34% of the vote and wins, they claim that 66% of Canadians did not vote for that party. While that may be true, 66% did not vote for either of the other major parties or they would have won.
Perhaps they would like us to have endless coalition governments where bribery and graft will be the only way to get anything done.
Maybe the Liberals are just afraid that after their term is up, and they have not delivered all the solid gold goodies they promised, that the people will come to their senses and vote them out.
Proof that they do not intend to listen to Canadians wishes and ram their “electoral reform” down our throats.