What do we do?
We educate the public on the shortcomings of our current electoral system. Learn what's wrong.
We call for a democratic process to discuss which electoral system would be best for Canada. Learn about other electoral systems.
We meet and organize to change the electoral system, within and between referendums
Notice to Members
Notice of Annual General Meeting
Fair Vote Canada, National Capital Chapter
Date: Tuesday, September 17th, 2013
Time: Doors open at 6:30 PM, event starts at 7:00 PM
Location: Sandy Hill Community Centre, 250 Somerset Street East, Ottawa
You are invited to the Annual General Meeting of Fair Vote Canada’s National Capital Chapter. The AGM is taking place during Democracy Week and will feature information on Fair Vote Canada’s Parliament Hill event taking place two days later on September 19th.
Which Ottawa South candidates support proportional representation? We asked on your behalf. The following candidates have signed Fair Vote Canada’s politician’s pledge:
- Taylor Howarth (Green) email@example.com
- Bronwyn Funiciello (NDP) firstname.lastname@example.org
Please take the time to write a quick email to thank them for their support.
Attached are the slides (PDF, Libre Office) used for a presentation "A primer on voting systems". In it I describe the shortcomings of Canada's current voting system, two proportional systems often suggested as alternatives and a brief mention of AV/IRV as a non-proportional system. I even took the time to graph the 13-turn Single Transferable Vote election of Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Mr. Desjardins definition of democracy is only half complete (The Hill Times, Monday April 29th, p. 8). In a democracy, the right of representation belong to all. The preferential ballot on its own (often referred to as "Alternative Vote" or "Instant Runoff") does nothing to restore representation.
The National Capital Region Chapter of Fair Vote Canada is having its first letter-writing event Wednesday April 3rd 2013 at 6:30 PM. The aim is to bring FVC members together to write letters to their elected representatives or party leaders.
Come and connect with like-minded individuals while carrying out the core mission of our organization: lobbying to change the voting system. Our representatives and their leaders, regardless of political stripe, need to hear that electoral system reform is important to you.
Mr. Nicholls may not consider himself part of the “intelligentsia”, but that does not excuse him from acquiring a minimum of knowledge before making a critique. In ten words, he makes two mistakes (“Intelligentsia disappointed with democracy”, The Hill Times, February 4th 2013, p.9).
Following the announcement of a referendum on the Alternative Vote by Fair Vote Canada's National Council, the undersigned members of the National Capital Region (Ottawa - Gatineau) Chapter executives have released the following statement.
Elected members of the National Capital Region (NCR) Chapter executive are in favour of option A, that is "Fair Vote Canada's mandate is to promote Proportional Representation and that Fair Vote Canada only support systems that are proportional, at all levels of government."
Fair Vote Canada’s National Capital Region (NCR) Chapter held its 2012 Annual General Meeting (AGM) on September 20th—during Democracy Week. The AGM was well-attended with over 50 people filling the activity room at the Sandy Hill Community Centre.
Fair Vote's mission is to educate and lobby on the benefits of changing elections to a more proportional voting system. The NCR chapter carries Fair Vote's mission in the capital's region ten tidings.
Date: =Thursday September 20th 2012
Doors open at 6:30, event starts at 7:00
Sandy Hill Community Centre
250 Somerset Street East, Ottawa, ON (modifier la carte)