The Harper Government disallowed the participation of opposition parties to attend the COP19 climate change negotiations in Warsaw as part of the Canadian Delegation.
Elizabeth May, Canada’s Green Party leader, attended the conference as part of the Afghanistan Delegation.
What a dramatic illustration of the lack of representation Canadians have in what we are told is a democratic government.
The problem is that a winner-take-all electoral system, like the one we have now, means the majority of Canadians do not have a voice in parliament.
Canada needs to reclaim democracy before it is too late.
In 2015 we all must vote for candidates committed to electoral reform to proportional representation.
Nearly 50% of eligible Canadians voters don’t vote, many because our inequitable electoral system has made them feel disenfranchised. Because only some votes count in our unfair out dated First Past The Post electoral system. We need to encourage everyone to vote for candidates committed to meaningful electoral reform in 2015. If Canadians cast enough fractional votes for candidates committed to Proportional Representation, we will all win.
We need to make all our votes count.
For information on Proportional Representation visit FairVote.ca