May 31st: Parliament's Last Chance

Update: the vote described below failed. On May 31st, 159 MPs voted against the motion supporting the recommendations of the special committee on electoral reform, and just 146 MPs voted in favour of it.   

On May 31st, members of parliament (MPs) will have one more chance to move forward on electoral reform. On Wednesday, MPs will vote on whether to accept the recommendations of the report from the House of Commons special committee on electoral reform. If that doesn't happen there is only one logical option for supporters of voter-right's. 

 

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The opposite of representation is exclusion

Anyone who watched the 2015 film, Selma, about the civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery in 1965 will not have missed the point where the African-Americans demand that the government fully implement and enforce their right to vote. It generated significant opposition from the whites who controlled the existing exclusive and power-concentrating system.  And though black voting rights continue to be attacked in the US, few would argue that such rights exist and ought not to be proactively honoured.

 

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This project is a partnership between Springtide and Fair Voting BC.

WHERE WE'RE AT:

Step 1 - Raising Money

Step 2 - Preparing for Initial Filing

Step 3 - Initial Filing

Step 4 - Waiting for first hearing

Step 5 - First hearing

Step 6 - Preparing for first appeal

Step 7 - First appeal

Step 8 - Preparing for Final Appeal

Step 9 - Final Appeal to Supreme Court

Step 10 - Await Supreme Court Decision