#ERRE #Q Committee

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Canadians Deserve Better -Proportional Representation - on Canadian Flag backgroundThis is the thirteenth in the Whoa!Canada: Proportional Representation Series

Meet the ERRE Special Committee on Electoral Reform.
These Members of Parliament are currently engaged in conducting an Electoral Reform Consulatation with Canadians — both online and off — as mandated by the Federal Government.

Francis Scarpaleggia ~ Liberal
M.P./député Lac-Saint-Louis Chair Liberal Caucus/président caucus libéral


John Aldag ~ LiberalChanging how we vote
Member of Parliament for Cloverdale – Langley City

Matt DeCourcey ~ Liberal
Member of Parliament for Fredericton / Député de Fredericton

Ruby Sahota ~ Liberal
MP – Brampton North

Sherry Romanado ~ Liberal
Députée féderale pour Longueuil-Charles-Lemoyne / Member of Parliament for Longueuil-Charles-LeMoyne

Scott Reid ~ Conservative
MP for Lanark – Frontenac – Kingston

Gérard Deltell ~ Conservative
Député de Louis-Saint-Laurent à la Chambre des communes
Nathan Cullen's ERRE Committee Proposal
Blake Richards (Conservative)
MP for Banff — Airdrie
replaced Hon. Jason Kenney ~ Conservative

Member of Parliament for Calgary Midnapore

Nathan Cullen ~ NDP critic for Democratic Reform and Environment & Climate Change
Member of Parliament for Skeena-Bulkley Valley

Alexandre Boulerice ~ NDP
Député de Rosemont La Petite-Patrie

Elizabeth May is on the ERRE Committee for the Green Party

Elizabeth May ~ Leader of Green Party,
Member of Parliament for Saanich-Gulf Islands

Luc Thériault ~ Bloc Québécois
Député de Montcalm et leader parlementaire du Bloc Québécois


• William Amos for John Aldag (Liberal)
• Greg Fergus for John Aldag (Liberal)
• David J. McGuinty for Ruby Sahota (Liberal)

• Sylvie Boucher for Scott Reid (Conservative)
• Blake Richards for Hon. Jason Kenney (Conservative) see above
• Pat Kelly for Hon. Jason Kenney (Conservative)
• Tom Kmiec for Hon. Jason Kenney (Conservative)

• Alain Rayes (Conservative)

• David Christopherson for Nathan Cullen (NDP)
• Matthew Dubé for Nathan Cullen (NDP)

• Daniel Blaikie for Alexandre Boulerice (NDP)
• Sheri Benson for Alexandre Boulerice (NDP)

• Gabriel Ste-Marie for Luc Thériault (Bloc Québécois)

The Committee will present its findings to the MINISTER of Democratic Institutions 
Maryam Monsef ~ Liberal
Member of Parliament for Peterborough—Kawartha

ERRE Special Committee on Electoral Reform meetings in Ottawa that had been broadcast live by CPAC (on local cable station, Parlvu and still available to watch on CPAC).

If you use twitter, use the #ERRE #Q hashtag for anything you want the committee to consider.

The Committee will also be travelling throughout Canada to meet with Canadians during the consultation period.  All MPs are encouraged to hold Town Hall meetings with citizens in their respective ridings.  Everyone should contact their local MPs constituency office for details of these events.  Because the time line is so tight, it is important these be scheduled very soon.

If your MP is not making any move to hold a town hall, or if you are concerned that your MP may not support Proportional Representation, please call or write.  Whether or not you’re inside or outside Waterloo Region, you’ll find some good ideas about what you might say from the WRGreens’ Push for Proportional Representation Action page.

For more info check out PR 4 Canada Resources

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Proportional Representation Series So Far:

• Proportional Representation for Canada
• What’s so bad about First Past The Post
• Democracy Primer
• Working for Democracy
• The Popular Vote
• Why Don’t We Have PR Already?
• Stability
• Why No Referendum?
• Electoral System Roundup
• When Canadians Learn about PR with CGP Grey
• Entitlement
• Proportional Representation vs. Alternative Vote
• #ERRÉ #Q Committee
• #ERRÉ #Q Meetings & Transcripts
• Take The Poll ~ #ERRÉ #Q
Proportionality #ERRÉ #Q 
• The Poll’s The Thing 
• DIY Electoral Reform Info Sessions
• What WE Can Do for ERRÉ
• #ERRÉ today and Gone Tomorrow (…er, Friday)
• Redistricting Roulette 
• #ERRÉ submission Deadline TONIGHT!
#ERRÉ Submission by Laurel L. Russwurm
• The Promise: “We will make every vote count” #ERRÉ
FVC: Consultations Provide Strong Mandate for Proportional Representation #ERRÉ
PEI picks Proportional Representation
There is only one way to make every vote count #ERRÉ
Canada is Ready 4 Proportional Representation
Sign the Petition e-616
#ProportionalRepresentation Spin Cycle ~ #ERRÉ
• International Women’s Day 2017 ~ #IWD
• An Open Letter to ERRÉ Committee Liberals

and don’t forget to check out the PR4Canada Resources page!

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Image Credits:

The photo Nathan Cullen in Montreal ©by Jonathan Allard was released under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0) license, so my “Nathan Cullen’s Proposal” graphicgraphic is also shared with a free culture Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Parliament Buildings by Roger Duhamel is in the Public Domain
All other images by Laurel L. Russwurm are released under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License of the blog or dedicated to the Public Domain via CC0

3 thoughts on “#ERRE #Q Committee

  1. Interesting. How did you discover the temporary members? By that I mean, are we to expect these people next time a regular member can’t attend? Do you know?

    Also, nice pictures you’ve got . . . for the NDP and Greens.

    • I have plenty of photographs of Ms. May from the 2015 election, and I was able to incorporate the photo of Nathan Cullen into my graphic because it was published with a free culture license. But unfortunately I have no photos of the Liberal, Conservative or Bloc Committee members, nor was I able to find photos of them in the Public Domain or licensed to share. Unlike our American friends whose Government releases media it generates directly into the public domain (on the principle that such material is already paid for), Canadian Government produced media is protected under Crown Copyright, so it won’t be legal to freely share any of their official photos any time soon.

      The artwork of the Minister used elsewhere in this series is my own original creation, but as I am not a professional, doing that takes a lot of time and energy and even then, it may or may not work out. I do photograph politicians and release some of my best photos with a free culture license on Flickr and Wikimedia Commons (which is why so many of our local politicians have photos on Wikipedia) but politicians would do themselves a favour by making their own sharable images available.

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