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Was the STV referendum set up to fail?

Power Up Your Vote - BC-STV logoAlthough BC-STV nearly squeaked by in 2005, it went down in flames spectacularly this year. Despite the almost $750,000 spent and aided by a small army of volunteers, poor process, too many amateur cooks on the ‘Yes!’ side’s committees, a complicated voting system badly explained, and too-large electoral areas meant that BC-STV was practically doomed from the start. Could it have been deliberately set up to fail? Or was this just a case of hubris?

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Transforming democracy

Transforming Power by Judy RebickBook Review Political activist Judy Rebick has written a visionary and inspiring book that shows how applied people-power can transform politics from being élitist, secretive, and corrupt, into genuinely open, grassroots, and democratic systems. Her writing is highly-charged and visionary, but her focus on South American politics glosses over the fact that Canadian political culture is very different. Can western democracy be transformed, or are we just too affluent to organise for change?

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Now available as an eBook!

It's All About Democracy

By Stuart Hertzog

This intriguing collection from greenpolitics.ca offers a much needed and iconoclastic view of Canada’s Green parties.

Its profoundly democratic vision offers a practical cure for our dysfunctional political system and a way forward on urgent global issues.

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