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Democratic Reform  Mr. Speaker, when in opposition, our Prime Minister made many promises. He promised to never appoint a single unelected senator, but he has appointed 59. We see how well that is working out. He also promised to implement proportional representation. Now, with only 39

June 12th, 2015House debate

Bruce HyerGreen

Democratic Reform   to make Parliament more productive and less partisan. We must make our voting system more proportional to reflect the actual choices of Canadians. We must increase cross-party co-operation to end mindless partisan tribalism. We must take away the power of the Prime Minister to declare

October 21st, 2014House debate

Bruce HyerGreen

Democratic Reform  Mr. Speaker, on March 25, I asked during question period whether the minister would fix the real electoral problem and make our electoral system more proportional. The answer I received at the time was completely irrelevant to the question that I posed. I hope the parliamentary

April 30th, 2014House debate

Bruce HyerGreen

Democratic Reform  Mr. Speaker, unfortunately, the hon. member is in error about the position of the NDP on this issue. It has always been in favour of proportional representation and still is. Bill C-23 will be back before the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs late tonight

April 30th, 2014House debate

Bruce HyerGreen

Democratic Reform  , including more proportional voting. It is time that every vote counted equally.

May 1st, 2014House debate

Bruce HyerGreen

Democratic Reform   with less than 40% of the vote. Will the minister fix the real electoral problem and make our electoral system more proportional?

March 25th, 2014House debate

Bruce HyerGreen

Proportional Representation  Mr. Speaker, in 2011 most voters did not get what they voted for. Whether they favoured Greens, NDP or Liberals, they often received a Conservative MP due to our undemocratic voting system. Most of the world's democracies have some kind of proportional representation. If we

February 27th, 2013House debate

Bruce HyerIndependent

Privilege   majority, where the difference between 100% of the power and none of the power can come down to a single seat or two. The vast majority of the world's democracies have some version of proportional representation, which means that if a party gets 39% of the national vote, it gets 39

April 22nd, 2013House debate

Bruce HyerIndependent

Democratic Reform  Mr. Speaker, the member for Papineau has pushed the alternative vote, a preferential ballot that is not proportional to the popular vote, would not see more women or minorities elected, and does not ensure every vote counts. I congratulate the member on his election. Instead

April 22nd, 2013House debate

Bruce HyerIndependent

Fair Representation Act   that really matters, which is proportional representation based on parties. There are about 100 democracies in the world, but only five of them, all British colonies, including Zimbabwe, have our antiquated first past the post system. The Liberals have resisted proportional representation

December 6th, 2011House debate

Bruce HyerNDP

Fair Representation Act  Mr. Speaker, I am not necessarily opposed to fixing proportionality by population or geography. That is all right, but what I am really interested in, and we should all be really interested in, is proportional representation by party, whereas if the purple party gets 20

November 3rd, 2011House debate

Bruce HyerNDP

Senate Reform Act   constitutional amendments. I am talking about reforming the way this chamber, and potentially that chamber, is elected. A system of electing either of our chambers by proportional representation would finally make every vote count. There would be no more wasted votes, no more pitting one

December 8th, 2011House debate

Bruce HyerNDP

Fair Representation Act   the way received 39% of the vote, has over 55% of the seats and pretty much 100% of the power. Could the member tell me if the Liberal Party is ready to discuss getting behind true proportional representation based on parties?

December 6th, 2011House debate

Bruce HyerNDP

Democratic Reform  Mr. Speaker, I am dismayed and embarrassed by MPs heckling and catcalling here in the House. Canadians do not like it. It does not have to be this way. Members should listen. In Scandinavia I have observed firsthand the way in which proportional representation leads

October 8th, 2010House debate

Bruce HyerNDP

Business of Supply   about 28,000 votes on average, for a Conservative about 36,000, for a Liberal 47,000, for an NDPer 67,000 and for the Green Party zero votes for a million. Will the Liberals be supporting proportional representation by party?

April 20th, 2010House debate

Bruce HyerNDP