A better way to reform our electoral system

By Richard Forbes. Like all great 'eureka' moments, this one came to me in the bath while thinking about water levels; to reheat a bath, you lower the water level and run the hot water simultaneously - and with that thought, the basic structure of a very different kind of electoral reform proposal was born. … Continue reading A better way to reform our electoral system

Behold, scandals as lame as they come

By Richard Forbes. Members gathered on the hill this week to resume their time-honoured tradition of slagging each other with the new fall sitting of parliament; it was a slow, humdrum performance on the part of those involved, with most of the opposition's distinguished critics having being relegated to the backbenches as they seek to win … Continue reading Behold, scandals as lame as they come

Progress, or the Lack of, on Election Reform

By Richard Forbes, Editor. Featured image via Wikipedia Commons. Richard Forbes studied Political Science and Philosophy at the University of Waterloo. Winner of the Peter Woolstencroft Prize in Canadian Politics (2015). This article was lovingly typed on his 1949 Royal Quiet De Luxe – made in Canada; when typewriters were tanks, Newfoundland became a province and St Laurent was PM. Follow him on … Continue reading Progress, or the Lack of, on Election Reform