Fair Vote Canada (FVC), the national citizen's campaign for proportional representation, is having an internal referendum. Our members will choose between option A, keeping FVC as a campaign for proportional representation, or option B, changing our mandate to support a non-proportional, winner-take-all system, Alternative Vote, for municipal councils. I amstrongly advocating for option A.
I believe in what Fair Vote Canada stands for: Equal and effective votes for every Canadian voter, elected bodies that truly represent us - our values, our sincere first choices, our diversity. Getting what we voted for.
I believe we can achieve proportional representation in Canada. The biggest window of opportunity to acheive proportional representation in our history is fast approaching: the federal election of 2015. We are about to throw in all our energy and resources, reach out to strategic partners, create a powerful message and build tremendous momentum going forward. Our message will be clear and focused: tinkering with First Past the Post will not do. We need proportional representation.
I believe that to take us away from the principle we were founded on, the principle Canadians want and our activists have worked long and hard for, to endorse a winner take all system in Canada's largest city, is a risky diversion we can ill afford.
It's time for our members to have their say, so we can unite with a clear and focused message as we move towards 2015 together. I hope you will join me. Please, vote for Option A.