In the last federal election, a wave of strategic voting replaced one 39% majority government with another. 52% of voters elected no-one.
With all the power again resting with one party - with one man and a small group in the Prime Minister's Office - the Liberals turned their backs on their hope-inspiring campaign promise to Make Every Vote Count.
Today, many Canadians again feel trapped in fear-based voting. In this election, millions of votes simply will not count.
We CAN get electoral reform back on the table this election, but we need your help now!
With your support, in ridings across Canada, we'll be promoting a bold and innovative new idea: A National Citizens' Assembly on Electoral Reform.
Citizens' assemblies around the world are doing ground-breaking work on complex and contentious issues - issues where politicians have reached an impasse. You can watch our webinar about the work of the Irish Citizens' Assembly here!
We'll also be producing a video connecting electoral reform to sustainable success on crucial issues like climate change. Long term issues require long term cooperation between parties to solve. With first-past-the-post, one false majority government can completely reverse the policies of the previous government. Proportional representation means parties must work together to create policies that are built to last!
With scientists telling us that the clock is ticking on the climate crisis, the destructive cycles of first-past-the-post are costing us time we can't afford to waste. Proportional representation is more important than ever.
In our carefully selected target ridings (where we are not helping to "split the vote"), we'll be running an ad with emotional impact about the broken promise and urging people to vote for candidates who support making every vote count. In this way, we can help elect a strong team of MPs who will make proportional representation a condition of support for a minority government! Electing these MPs is crucial for action on electoral reform.
Fair Vote Canada is supported by individuals who want a stronger, fairer democracy! Together, we can get electoral reform back on the table.
Thank you for supporting the campaign to Make Every Vote Count!