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Procedure and House Affairs committee  Thank you for being here today. I'll start with you, Mr. Lavergne, and I just want to congratulate you on the great people you have working for Fair Vote in my riding of Kootenay—Columbia. They do excellent work. Thank you for mentioning proportional representation, which

June 4th, 2018Committee meeting

Wayne StetskiNDP

Canada Elections Act   it is that it is a bit like proportional representation but it is done through votes. If a party gets a certain number of votes, it gets a certain amount of cash back, and it is done in proportion to the number of votes the party gets. Since the Liberal government has abandoned proportional

February 5th, 2018House debate

Wayne StetskiNDP

Privilege   riding of Kootenay—Columbia, I visited 14 communities, and I started every discussion this way: we are not here to discuss if democratic reform is coming; we are here to talk about the preferred approach to democratic reform and proportional representation. Every discussion I started

May 2nd, 2017House debate

Wayne StetskiNDP

Democratic Reform   promising electoral reform in the last election. During committee hearings, almost 90% of experts and 80% of public testimony called for the government to adopt a proportional voting system. During my own democratic reform tour last year, I heard overwhelmingly from voters that they were

February 13th, 2017House debate

Wayne StetskiNDP

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, my third petition is related to democratic reform. The petitioners are calling upon the Government of Canada to adopt a fairer proportional voting system so that the Parliament of Canada can actually reflect how voters voted.

December 13th, 2016House debate

Wayne StetskiNDP

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased to rise today with a second petition from Kootenay—Columbia constituents concerning proportional representation, this time from Nelson, Balfour, Yahk, Passmore and Winlaw. It is very clear this is not a petition in favour of preferential ballot

March 7th, 2016House debate

Wayne StetskiNDP

Criminal Code  , proportional representation voting; second, legalizing marijuana; and third, physician-assisted suicide. This is the first of those three bills to come to the House for debate and further study, and we need to work together collaboratively to build a better future for Canadians. The bill

May 2nd, 2016House debate

Wayne StetskiNDP

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased to present a petition on behalf of the constituents of Kootenay—Columbia concerning proportional representation. There are over 700 signatures from Nelson, Cranbrook, Salmo, Golden, and Creston. An important point is that this petition is for true

February 5th, 2016House debate

Wayne StetskiNDP