This petition asks the Liberal, NDP and Green Parties in the riding of Kitchener-Waterloo to cooperate in the next election. This petition will be presented to the riding associations in K-W. Please sign and share!
A seat projection is based on a candidate running under a banner of one party. The author agrees with Stuart Parker, who suggests that running a unity candidate under a joint banner (Liberal-NDP-Green) where the voter could see his/her party's name and endorsement, would produce even better results. Either way, taking into account some voter drift, there is much to gain from cooperation.
If Canada is ever to become a representative democracy, the NDP and the Liberal Party will have to cooperate to make it happen. The next federal election offers a unique opening.
John Deverell has reported on labour, business and politics for the Toronto Star for 25 years. He is founding treasurer of Fair Vote Canada and an executive member of the Pickering-Scarborough East Federal Liberal Association.
In the last federal election, 61% of voters cast ballots for change, but the vote split and our broken electoral system gave Stephen Harper a majority of seats in Parliament.
Now, if we work together, we can make sure our next government represents a majority of Canadians and fixes our broken electoral system. Here’s how we can do it:
During the next election, the NDP, Liberals and Greens can cooperate in key ridings to defeat Stephen Harper’s government, and then pass electoral reform to make Canada’s democracy work better for everyone.
In weeks, leadership elections in our opposition parties will begin, deciding their positions for the next four years! If each of us joins the political party of our choice right now, we can change politics in Canada forever.
The government in power only represents the priorities of 39% of the country, with the rest of our votes split amongst four other parties. But most Canadians think the opposition should cooperate to make sure the majority is represented in Parliament. The Greens already support this plan and a key leader of the NDP is moving his party in that direction. Now we need a wave of support from Canadian voters to make cooperation a reality.
Why and How the Liberals, NDP and Greens should cooperate in 2015. See "events" for event description. There are four videos. At the top of video one you will see the link to "4 videos" to watch all four parts.