This kinds of pisses me off:
Federal parties agree to scrap bill correcting voting inequalities
The Harper government and the opposition parties have agreed to quietly sink legislation that would have given Ontario, British Columbia and Alberta more seats in the House of Commons. As a result, urban and visible-minority voters will continue to be discriminated against in Parliament.
Under the legislation, Ontario would have received 18 new seats, British Columbia seven, and Alberta five, bringing all three provinces up to the level of representation in the House warranted by their populations.
Though the above is denied by the government, the bill has been given one day of debate so far, so it’s not exactly speeding on its way to passage. The fear, apparently, is of angering Quebec and Maritime voters.
So fellow Ontarians, BCers, and Albertans, if you really want to have an impact on the next federal election, you’d best move to another province, where your vote will actually have weight.
Because in Canada, everyone is equal. Only, some of us are more equal than others.
December 5, 2010 at 10:57 pm
This seems like a no-brainer RIGHT thing to do. Where’s Angus McClintock when you need him?