Democratic Reform

A Voice for All – Why Voting Reform Matters

For those of us who were hoping that British Columbia would become the first jurisdiction in Canada in modern times to move away from our divisive, unfair and exclusionary way of voting, December’s electoral reform referendum loss was a bitter disappointment. Despite the fact that post-referendum polls showed that BC voters continue to hold strongly...

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Election

Broken electoral reform promise dismaying: CPJ

Faith group has long called for proportional representation FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ottawa, ON: February 1, 2017 — Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ) is dismayed to learn today that the Trudeau government has abandoned its promise to enact proportional representation in Canada.

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Trudeau breaks promise to change voting system in time for 2019 election

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is abandoning his long-held promise to change the way Canadians vote in federal elections. Citizens for Public Justice said in a press release: “Our electoral system must address the needs of the most vulnerable in Canadian society and ensure that everyone can contribute to our democratic system. A system of proportional...

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Electoral system must be more accessible

CPJ encouraged by committee’s call for greater voter participation FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ottawa, ON: December 1, 2016 — Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ) was encouraged to see today’s report from the Special Committee on Electoral Reform include a call to promote greater voter participation. “Any changes to Canada’s voting system must also be coupled with...

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Faith and the way we vote

From the Catalyst, Winter 2016 A similar version of this article was published by ChristianWeek. Canadians are eager to see changes to our electoral system – and soon. That was the promise made by the Liberals during the last campaign.  But what does our Christian faith have to say about the way we vote in Canada?

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Faith in Our Vote

A Public Justice Case for Proportional Representation  Submission to the Special Committee on Electoral Reform October 2016 Download the Brief CPJ recommends that the Canadian government adopt a system of mixed-member proportional representation (PR) that is effective, legitimate, engaging, accessible, inclusive, and representative.

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Take Action: Democratic Reform

Join CPJ in calling for electoral reform in Canada! Add your voice to Lead Now’s Vote Better campaign calling on Prime Minister Trudeau reverse his decision and keep his promise to introduce a proportional representation system for Canada.

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What to do with the Senate?

What to do with the Senate?

Canadians are fed up with the scandals, spending irregularities, and other scurrilous activities of the members of our Senate. During the federal election, the question of Senate reform has received heightened attention. But moving beyond the current public disgust with senatorial misbehaviour, what reforms are desirable and realistically possible?

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Thank you!

Thank you, your submission has been received! CPJ is producing the 2015 Election Bulletin as a special additional issue of our award-winning magazine, the Catalyst. As such, we have incurred additional costs. Yes! I can help CPJ with a special donation for this important work!  

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Elections Canada

The Moral Case for Fair Elections

Free and fair votes are the basis of any truly democratic system, something people of faith have a long history of promoting. Yet Christians in Canada have been relatively silent on details such as campaign financing, advertising and even the increasing use of electronic campaign tools. If our approach to politics is rooted in love...

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