Friday, April 30, 2010

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

It's worth the drive to Oakville!

If you haven't yet seen and heard The Mississauga Big Band Jazz Ensemble live at Arnold's Sports Bar, well it's about time you did.

Eighteen musicians! Five bucks! 8-10 pm
485 Morden Road
Oakville, ON L6K 3W6
(905) 844-2613

Monday, April 26, 2010

Democracy Imperilled

It is the current voting system that keeps giving the Bloc Québécois two-thirds of the seats in Québec with one-third of the votes. The same system gives the NDP one seat out of ten, although they receive one out of five votes. This is because the Bloc's votes are geographically concentrated, while the NDP's are spread out across the country.

Under the current voting system, whether your vote counts or not depends on where you vote and how you vote.

Proportional voting systems, by definition, make every vote count. This is the answer to our democratic deficit, and anything less is not.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Hang Parliament!

Exciting times in merry olde England! The current election campaign has evolved into a three way race, bringing the realization that it is entirely likely that the party with the most votes may still come in third, while the third-place party hangs on to power.

Hang parliament!