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About

When I moved to Canada as a permanent resident in 2000 (after previously attending the University of Guelph), I wasn’t able to vote.  However, I started better familiarizing myself with Canada’s political parties and soon decided that I wanted to help the Green Party.  After becoming a citizen in 2004, I can now vote – but several elections later, I’m feeling frustrated with our archaic voting system.

I am still a Green Party supporter.  However, although a better voting system would benefit the Greens, I believe that we can improve representation for most Canadians – including Conservatives in traditionally Liberal strongholds, Liberals in Alberta, and NDP supporters who aren’t in ridings with greater votes.

After the 2008 election, I decided to make this dedicated blog, with some of my earlier writings brought over.

Our 20011 election – providing a majority government for less than 40% of the popular vote, along with its abysmally low voter turnout – has shown yet again that our system is broken.

I’m hoping I might in some small way help explain the problem and suggest alternatives, and explain why electoral reform is important.

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