Engage with the Electoral Reform Committee #ERRE #Q!!

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This week, the Committee travels across the country to get input from Canadians. The meetings are open to the public (but none are in the Gatineau/Ottawa area – Editor).

This week, the Committee travels across the country to get input from Canadians. The meetings are open to the public (but none are in the Gatineau/Ottawa area – Editor).
 Watch the Committee live on CPAC.ca and send your comments in through Twitter. The Committee members will monitor Twitter (live time) for comments and questions from Canadians. Use these hashtags: #ERRE #Q and add #voterequality to remind them why we’re here! Members may relay these questions to the witnesses in real time.
Please send them your questions and tweet to them often.
The Special Electoral Reform Committee was created around guiding principles for developing a new electoral system. The good news is that Fair Vote Canada’s values of voter equality and proportional representation feed into these five principles: 1. Effectiveness and egitimacy; 2. Voter engagement; 3. Accessibility and inclusiveness;
4. Integrity; 5. Local representation.
Fair Vote Canada wants the Government to recognize that under our current system, all voters are not equal.
Any new electoral system must address our democratic deficit and make changes that reflect that all voters are equal and all votes count.
Presently, voters are not equal. Voter intention is not respected. Our voting
system exacerbates antagonisms between regions. Voters are divided between
winners and losers (52% ineffective votes in 2015). A minority of voters can construct a parliamentary majority.
Voters in swing ridings have more power than voters in strongholds. The voting
system increases gains for one party whileit decreases gains for others. 
To correct voter inequality, every vote must count equally. The only way to do that is through some form of proportional representation.
Votes should equal seats!

Fair Vote Canada
TORONTO