On September 29, Fair Voting BC and Springtide Collective for Democratic Society announced that the federal government has finally responded to a Charter Challenge of the first-past-the-post (FPTP) system of elections they filed two years ago, on October 6, 2019. The government advised it will be filing its legal documents in early spring 2022. The case is expected to be heard in fall 2022.
The two organizations have set up a joint organization and website called Charter Challenge for Fair Voting (CCFV). Their application asks the Court for a one-year suspended ruling striking down sections of the Canada Elections Act and giving the Parliament one year to enact amendments. [More]
Stop Paying the Rich; Increase Funding for Social Programs!
More information is circulating which confirms that the Quebec government has handed over millions of dollars of public funds to private education companies which exploit problems facing parents and youth in a manner detrimental to them and the public interest. Data collected by the newspaper La Presse following an access to information request shows that over the last five years, more than $10 million has been removed from the public sector and put into the hands of private firms. It is done in the name of providing students with access to remedial education, psycho-education, speech therapy, and other such services but such access is precisely what they are being deprived of. [More]