Legislate the end of first-past-the-post voting;
- We will empower a Democracy Commission to engage Canadians from coast to coast in a public inquiry into the interwoven and anti-democratic trends within Canada:
The unhealthy power of the Prime Minister’s Office;
The lack of scope for independent action of individual MPs;
The use of prorogation to avoid political embarrassment, in violation of Parliamentary practice and tradition;
The abuse by the Senate of its role of ‘sober, second thought’ in voting down bills approved by the House, as in the case in November of 2010 in their defeat without debate of Bill C-311 (the Climate Change Accountability Act);
The recommendations of the Commission will be presented as options to Canadian voters.
Adhere to fixed election dates permitting political stability and fair elections;
Eliminate any system that allows top-down control within parties of the nomination process for candidates;
Slash the PMO budget by 50%.