September 12, 2016

Vancouver democratic reform town hall packed with LeadNow activists

Christopher WilsonRebel Commentator
 

When the Liberals defeated the Conservatives last October, I was disappointed but in a democracy we accept defeat and move on to the challenge of holding a new government to account. What I didn’t expect to see was the way we elect our government to come under attack.

The Liberals tell us it was part of their platform but I don’t think the average voter knew the Liberals planned 2015 as the last election under our first past the post system.

So I was somewhat excited to attend a public town hall with the Minister for Democratic Institutions Maryam Monsef on Friday night to participate in a discussion about it.

Watch as I explain why I was less than satisfied with the experience.

It turned out, I was the only journalist excited or concerned enough to actually show up so I was able to get a few questions in including why the government won’t have a referendum, and why they weren’t more clear during the election that they were ditching the first past the post system.

I also noticed there was a large presence of LeadNow activists at the town hall all wearing purple LeadNow shirts.

LeadNow makes no qualms about the fact they wish to see proportional representation and considering how this group used TIDES funding to unite the split left vote in certain ridings to beat Conservative candidates, I have little doubt they’ll be showing up at these town halls with a purpose too.

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commented 2016-09-14 18:11:31 -0400
See! The entire population is demanding electoral reform, thus we are changing it.
commented 2016-09-13 13:32:06 -0400
Canadians did not ask you to change our electoral process. The Communists did. It is all about bringing Communism to Canada.

Justin and the rest of his band of Communists can go live in China if they want Communism dictatorship. I shall never support this change.

Canadians are being bamboozaled by Leftist politics & Greedy politicians.
commented 2016-09-13 11:37:04 -0400
No one should hold political office in a country without having been born in said country, period!

DJBT
commented 2016-09-13 11:28:59 -0400
Jay, you apparently are immune to the irony that a refugee from Afghanistan- one of the least democratic countries in the world- is lecturing us- who have a democratic history beginning with Magna Carta- on how to achieve democracy. She is a liberal shill who will never answer a question directly. She rambles around with the verbal platitudes that you are so fond of. Lots of feel good in a empty head. Not a good mixture.
commented 2016-09-13 11:06:52 -0400
With which country does Monsef’s FIRST allegiance lie? Canada or her homeland and place of birth, Afghanistan? I have nothing but contempt for her arrogant disregard and disrespect of Canadians. What is she doing in a leadership role in Canada?
commented 2016-09-13 10:52:27 -0400
Monsef keeps going off about how Canadians voted for electoral reform when they voted Justin in. I didn’t vote for the wanker, and she should be reminded that neither did the majority of Canadians. So the rest of us are chopped liver, She has effectively said that most Canadians don’t count in this debate, that “Little potato” is not a PM for all Canadians, just liberal Canadians. The role of PM is to work for ALL of us. We want a referendum and have a right to one.
commented 2016-09-13 10:44:51 -0400
“Also, if you are of legal age to vote, you must vote or be fined up to $500 for failing to do so.” No way do I want mandatory voting. There are enough uninformed nitwits voting already.

I have no polite words for Monsef, she is the worst kind of ‘Canadian’. How do these people become so schooled in ‘Butt’ speak? She is not fooling anyone with her practiced simplistic lines. She makes my skin crawl and I curse the day she decided to join Canadian politics instead of returning to Afghanistan, her country of birth, which was her plan. Why is a a 30 year old foreign born Muslim dictating our electoral system to us?? Another example of just how far we have fallen. This is lunacy.
commented 2016-09-13 09:54:34 -0400
Fraser,

I would add that to have a legitimate right to vote, you must be a born Canadian citizen, not one who’s been in the country for three weeks!
Also, if you are of legal age to vote, you must vote or be fined up to $500 for failing to do so.

DJBT
commented 2016-09-13 00:36:07 -0400
The pretense that these dozen or so consultations around Canada is in any way meaningful consultation is laughable. The meetings are stacked with activists and Liberal supporters. A change to OUR voting system is a fundamental change to our democracy. This is much too important an issue to be left to the designs of the government of the day. There is an obvious conflict of interest for any government in power to ram this through. Canadians, who collectively own the system, need a legitimate say in any decision to change our voting system. The only way is through a referendum on the matter. Nothing else will suffice.
commented 2016-09-12 23:53:49 -0400
Minister for Democratic Institutions Maryam Monsef seems to be unknown now but will be well known tomorrow. Is this the young woman who came to Canada as a refugee? The Rebel would do well to publish her biography as a woman who has done well.
commented 2016-09-12 23:13:24 -0400
THANKS BARB
YOU HAVE TO WHAT YOUR VOTING FOR
commented 2016-09-12 22:34:51 -0400
Fraser I agree with you on all of these reforms . I was just talking to my best friend about the age for voters. I think it should be 25 for sure and I also think we need to hold the parties accountable and have the ability to kick them out if they do erroneous damage to the economy……
commented 2016-09-12 22:30:25 -0400
The person is jabbering on without substance It is a ploy or a brush off as the Feds have no intention of letting us decide what kind of elections we are allowed to have. They will do what they want no matter if all of us stood up and said no. This is how the LIEBERALS have always worked…….never changes. But we must continue to let them know that we will not sit still and let Mr. “Selfie” Trudeau decide how our voting changes without a referendom.
commented 2016-09-12 21:57:12 -0400
For a good antecedent to electoral reform as being promoted by the socialist liberals, read “Don’t Tell the Newfoundlanders” by Greg Malone, which outlines how the Dominion of Newfoundland was robbed of responsible government by the Canadian Liberals abetted by the British socialists of Atlee. The mechanics dictated the outcome but the democracy was cosmetic, to the point the second referendum was rigged. At least Newfoundland had a rigged cosmetic referendum, Canada isn’t even going to get that for electoral reform.

Anyway, a great book to read to see how the Liberal Party of Corruption views the democratic rights of the masses.
commented 2016-09-12 21:45:28 -0400
I WONDER HOW MNY REBELS WILL AGREE WITH ME ON ELECTORAL REFORM

RAISE THE VOTING AGE TO 25
HAVE A FIXED VOTING DAY
HAVE VOTERS PAY $10 FOR THEIR BALLOT THAT THEY CAN GET AT AN ATM MACHINE IN THE VOTING ROOM
ABOLLISH ADVANCED VOTING.. IF YOUR NOT THERE ON VOTING DAY TUFF LUCK
MAKE IT ELLEGAL FOR FORIEGN PAC political action committees
MAKE IT ELLEGAL FOR PUBLIC UNIONS TO FUND POLITICAL PARTIES conflict of interest
HAVE PROPER IDENTIFICATION WHEN VOTING
commented 2016-09-12 21:01:26 -0400
Thanks Chris.
Good information.

Friends, this Country is in trouble. It is losing its identity and our liberties and freedoms are next.

Good thing Trudope was in church today preaching to his congregation on how integrated the muslims are and how greatly they have accepted our traditions and culture. Sure that’s why the muslims live in segregated areas of most cities (98% or more) and their Imams preach intolerance rather than tolerance. That’s why they pull their kids out of schools because someone is playing music and singing “ring around the rosy” or “knock knock paddy whack.”
No worries though. Any that become radicalized will be changed once Ralph gets them registered in his new Deradicalization Spa And Therapeutic Center.
Thanks Trudope.

Bet you our veterans who died fighting wars never dreamt that one day we’d have to fight for our freedoms from within our own Country. It is coming.

(Sorry rebels got a little off topic)
commented 2016-09-12 20:54:58 -0400
Our Afghan background minister keeps saying they want to hear loud and clear from Canadians except to actually ask them. What could be clearer than actually asking Canadians by means of a referendum?
What would someone of afghan extraction know about democracy? Nothing, obviously. Hardly the foundational centre of democracy.
commented 2016-09-12 19:56:42 -0400
btw Chris – good job!!
commented 2016-09-12 19:56:16 -0400
Good report Chris. It’s even more clear, to anyone with half a brain, that this so-called consultative process on a sham.
Under proportional representation, unless the Conservative vote goes beyond 49% in any future election, you will constantly have a Liberal/socialist/eco-freak coalition government in power. In the last 100 years there was only 2 Conservative governments elected with 50+% of the vote.
Canada will become a new European-style failed state: globalist like France, bankrupt like Greece, corrupt like Italy. And Trudeau will be leader-for-life, like Kim Jong Un.
We’re doomed.
commented 2016-09-12 19:52:26 -0400
He doesn’t care about the panel? She doesn’t care bout what Cdn’s have to say!!
What a bunch of double-speak. These Lefty’s are so bloody arrogant they couldn’t care less what anybody thinks. They’re a bunch of know-nothing know-it-alls with a hidden agenda!
commented 2016-09-12 19:28:22 -0400
Any group using foreign money to destroy Canada should be declared illegal