Fair Vote to Put on an Alternative Voting Explainer

You may have noticed a lot of talk in the media about something called “electoral reform.” That’s sarcasm, of course, Guelph has been fired up about reform ever since some scalawag named after our local poutinerie made robocall a dirty word back in 2011. If the various systems being proposed to replace First-Past-the-Post (FPTP) have you scratching your head though there’s good news! Fair Vote Guelph is holding an event at the end of the month that will hopefully make things clearer. Continue reading “Fair Vote to Put on an Alternative Voting Explainer”

Ranked Ballot Initiative Launching in Guelph

After last fall’s round of municipal elections in Ontario, Premier Kathleen Wynne promised to look into the idea of incorporating ranked ballots into the process for the 2018 vote. The idea generated a lot of interest, most prominently from Toronto Mayor John Tory, who recently pressed Wynne to move forward with legislation to approve a new ranked ballot system for Canada’s biggest city. Never one to shy away from progressive thinking and new ideas, concerned Guelphites are now jumping on to the debate and are looking to make ranked ballots a reality for the Royal City in 2018. Continue reading “Ranked Ballot Initiative Launching in Guelph”