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Support a Yukon Citizens' Assembly on Electoral Reform!

Support a Yukon Citizens' Assembly on Electoral Reform!

Tell the Yukon Government to Convene a Citizens' Assembly on Electoral Reform!

In the last Yukon election,39.4% of the vote handed one party a majority government, and 100% of the power for up to five years. Many voters cast ballots which elected no representation in the legislature. 

We can change this, but we must act together now!

In November, 2017, the new Liberal government made a historic first step, passing a third party motion to form a commission on electoral reform, fulfilling a key election promise. 

History teaches us that without a process we can trust and the ...

Tell the Yukon Government to Convene a Citizens' Assembly on Electoral Reform!

In the last Yukon election,39.4% of the vote handed one party a majority government, and 100% of the power for up to five years. Many voters cast ballots which elected no representation in the legislature. 

We can change this, but we must act together now!

In November, 2017, the new Liberal government made a historic first step, passing a third party motion to form a commission on electoral reform, fulfilling a key election promise. 

History teaches us that without a process we can trust and the voices of citizens and impartial experts at the forefront, politicians will find it even easier to delay or derail electoral reform.

We must speak up now - before the process has started - and tell the government to get this right!

Many Yukon voters are tired of voting strategically.

In the last six Yukon elections, majority governments have been formed with the support of far less than a majority of voters. 

We want to have a stronger voice in the policies that affect our lives.

We want to see parties working together, creating policies with real majority support. 

The most successful model to advance electoral reform in Canada to date was the BC Citizens Assembly - a representative group of citizens from every riding, including indigenous representation, who met for 11 months, learning about electoral reform, travelling and consulting fellow citizens.

Their recommendation for a proportional system for BC received 58% of the vote in 2005, in large part because citizens not only supported proportional representation - that 30% of the vote should get about 30% of the seats - but they trusted the work of their fellow citizens. 

You can help make sure a Citizens' Assembly happens in the Yukon if we act together now! 

Please send a letter to your MLA today, with Premier Sandy Silver copied, calling on the government to convene a Yukon Citizens' Assembly on electoral reform.


 

 

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Email Premier Sandy Silver and your MLA to ask for a Citizens' Assembly!

A process we can trust is key to a fairer voting system for the Yukon. The Yukon government is expected to deliver on their promise to look into electoral reform. Call on your MLA and the Premier to convene a Citizens' Assembly!  

 

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