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British Columbians are Saying Yes to Pro Rep

December 3, 2018
Over the course of this campaign, dozens of remarkable British Columbians have stepped forward to...

New Zealand Minister on Pro Rep

November 28, 2018
The opportunity to improve the voting system for future generations is too good to miss....

We can do better

November 27, 2018
I don’t know whether “pro rep is lit” . . . I’ll let my granddaughter...

I’m a Conservative and will vote for Pro Rep

November 26, 2018
The referendum on electoral reform comes down to the question: Can we improve government, particularly...

The Checks & Balances of Proportional Representation

November 24, 2018
There is still time to fill in your referendum ballot and improve democracy. Here’s why...

Show our Diversity in Media & Government

November 23, 2018
Canada is a nation that values diversity. We are often described as having a cultural...

Pro-Rep is Better for Business

November 23, 2018
As professors who teach about entrepreneurship, we’re always considering where a new enterprise should set...

Time is running out! Find out how to vote here.

November 22, 2018
Do you want to vote in the electoral reform referendum, but haven’t registered to vote...

Proportional representation is a step forward for democracy

November 22, 2018
Just over a year and half ago, BC held an election that resulted in the...

Proportional representation will ease political polarization 

November 21, 2018
The BC referendum on electoral reform is fundamentally a question about the future we want...

Why I support Proportional Representation

November 19, 2018
As you know, British Columbians are being asked to vote on whether to adopt a...

Young, engaged & ready for Pro Rep

November 16, 2018
In the November 9 Pro Rep leaders’ debate, Premier John Horgan now-famously said: “If you’re...

Tom Perry: Pro rep will bring more voices and better government to B.C.

November 15, 2018
I’m voting for PR because I think it will give us wiser, more thoughtful governments....

Taiwanese-Canadians support enhancing our democracy

November 14, 2018
Members of the Taiwanese-Canadian community are endorsing Proportional Representation for the 2018 Referendum on Electoral...

‘Lost-in-the-Middle’ Liberal supports Proportional Representation

November 13, 2018
I am a liberal and I have no home in BC politics. I could never...

Proportional Representation

November 9, 2018
As a biologist, the most profound revelation for me has been that diversity is built...

Vote to upgrade democracy — for people and the planet

November 7, 2018
A lifelong resident of British Columbia, I’ve always found a lot to be grateful for...

Pro Rep for Better Social and Health Outcomes in BC?

November 5, 2018
The debate for me in the upcoming referendum on our electoral system is whether elections...

Pro Rep: A stronger voice for rural BC

November 2, 2018
 For almost 25 years, my work with the Agricultural Land Commission took me to the...

Frankenstein’s democracy

October 31, 2018
Come Halloween our thoughts turn to scary monsters of all sorts. Here’s a democracy monster...

Pro rep will indeed mean more minority government – bring it on!

October 29, 2018
Among the fear-mongering claims of the “No” side in BC’s electoral reform debate, a favorite...

Pro Rep for Diversity & Better Government

October 26, 2018
BC’s electoral referendum is just a week away, and British Columbians will have the opportunity...

Proportional Representation: Myths & Facts

October 24, 2018
When I was young, I couldn’t wait to vote; I would get to choose who...

Proportional Representation: The future of our democracy may depend upon it

October 22, 2018
There is an old saying that voters get the government they deserve; but it’s not...

Pro Rep a modern voting system for modern times

October 15, 2018
BC’s First Past The Post voting system (FPTP) is simple, but old and inadequate; familiar,...

Pro-rep governments look after the environment and the economy better

October 12, 2018
This letter to the editor originally appeared in the October 11, 2018 edition of The Province ...

First Past the Post Rewards Bad Behaviour

October 5, 2018
When B.C. voters cast their ballots on whether to replace their first-past-the-post electoral system (FPTP)...

BC Citizens’ Assembly chose Pro Rep 146 to 7

October 1, 2018
What happens when regular citizens come together to look at which voting systems are best...

Experts Say Pro Rep is Best

September 24, 2018
This fall, we’ll be voting on whether to move to a more proportional voting system,...

Pro Rep to Fight Extremism

September 21, 2018
I will vote in favour of proportional representation (Pro Rep) in the referendum on electoral...

Our Voting System Should Be Well-Tailored to Suit BC

September 19, 2018
When BC votes on electoral reform this fall, there will be two questions on the...

United Church Supports Proportional Representation for Justice

September 18, 2018
The B.C. Conference of The United Church of Canada recently endorsed the proportional representation (Pro...

Largest minority rule has real consequences

September 14, 2018
November’s referendum on electoral reform is about greater democracy, widening the circle, including all in...

Indigenous Peoples would benefit from Proportional Representation

September 11, 2018
Proportional Representation (pro rep) is an election system where voters see the results of their...

Vote for proportional representation and let your vote count

September 11, 2018
Under proportional representation, your vote will count in every election. Proportional representation ensures that a...

Three reasons to vote Pro Rep

September 6, 2018
Virtually nobody wants to read a list of 50 reasons why British Columbians should vote...

Rural Urban — Explained

August 23, 2018
Rural Urban proportional voting is the third system that will be listed on the ballot...

Mixed Member — Explained

August 17, 2018
Mixed Member proportional voting is one of three systems that will be listed on the...

Dual Member — Explained

August 13, 2018
Dual Member proportional voting is the first of three systems that will be listed on...

What is Pro Rep?

August 10, 2018
One of the best things about living in a country like Canada is that it...

Current voting system isn’t fair, rewards insiders

July 18, 2018
Our first-past-the-post voting system isn’t fair. It doesn’t work to support democracy.

With proportional representation, all votes would count — no matter where you live

July 18, 2018
As the saying goes, the best defence is a strong offence.

Opinion: It’s time to fix B.C.’s broken democracy

July 18, 2018
The day after an election, a majority — usually six out of 10 voters —...

Opinion: We want in: Proportional representation would give young voters a real voice

July 18, 2018
Over the past four decades, we’ve seen a steady decline in voter participation in our...