It’s Time for Recall Legislation in Ontario & Electoral Reform by Jamie Gilcig – June 2, 2014

It’s Time for Recall Legislation in Ontario & Electoral Reform by Jamie Gilcig – June 2, 2014

jg2CFN – There’s a meme floating around social media.  It’s kinda interesting as I think it really encapsulates the reality of apathetic voting; especially here in Canada.

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Recently on CFN we’ve had a few posters proudly blarble about how they refuse to vote which frankly is scary and sounds like they’ve been sucking on way too much Fluoridated water.

Some suggest representational voting results which is an interesting concept; but frankly not something I’m a huge fan of.    We don’t really have recall voting at any level in Canada so how about the concept that if 50% of the public doesn’t vote in any election it’s struck down and a new date and writ is dropped?

And maybe take that one ever further by adding a slot for people to vote NOT APPLICABLE as a form of protest?   Could you imagine if that occurred?  Of course it would trigger a new vote and new writ; but it would send a clear message.

Frankly the Democratic process here in Ontario has been buggered.  People are making historical decisions with slim margins of support in systems that leave the public with very few options to right the ship.

Conflict of Interest at the Municipal level?  What citizen is going to fork out $400K?

We need simple reforms so that we truly and honestly get the government we deserve, and we need to hold our elected officials accountable by being able to challenge their decisions and boot them from office before term if they really deserve it.

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