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I recently built https://iscanadafair.ca/ to help Canadians get up to speed on the electoral reform battle taking place in parliament.
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A good 3-minute overview of the 3 original Star Wars movies and their 3 prequels for those that have never seen them.
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Made by an American, but entirely applies to Canadian civic engagement as well. 
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In 2015, the Liberal Party Platform made a commitment to electoral reform:

We are committed to ensuring that 2015 will be the last federal election conducted under the first-past-the-post voting system.
-- https://www.liberal.ca/files/2015/10/New-plan-for-a-strong-middle-class.pdf

But recently Trudeau has spoken of reduced desire to follow through with said commitment:

« Sous M. [Stephen] Harper, il y avait tellement de gens mécontents du gouvernement et de son approche que les gens disaient “ça prend une réforme électorale pour ne plus avoir de gouvernement qu’on n’aime pas”. Or, sous le système actuel, ils ont maintenant un gouvernement avec lequel ils sont plus satisfaits. Et la motivation de vouloir changer le système électoral est moins percutante [ou moins criante] », a plaidé M. Trudeau.
-- http://www.ledevoir.com/politique/canada/482514/la-reforme-electorale-n-est-plus-garantie

If fair elections are important to you, please contact both the PM's office (https://pm.gc.ca/eng/contactpm) and your local MP (http://www.lop.parl.gc.ca/ParlInfo/Compilations/HouseofCommons/MemberByPostalCode.aspx).
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Trudeau, now having a majority government, is starting to waffle on electoral reform. Quelle surprise.

If fair elections matter to you, please contact your local MP: http://www.lop.parl.gc.ca/ParlInfo/Compilations/HouseofCommons/MemberByPostalCode.aspx
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Au moment de célébrer le premier anniversaire de son élection au gouvernement, Justin Trudeau se tourne vers l’avenir et reconnaît les nombreux chantiers qui l’attendent. Énergie Est, les communautés autochtones, mais aussi la réforme électorale promise l’an dernier et sur laquelle le premier ministre ne garantit plus qu’il ira de l’avant.
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On the growing discussion of federal electoral reform, Stephan Dion's 2012 proposition seems like a feasible approach. No new seats, no party lists, just grouped regional ridings. Worth the read. 
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On the subject of automation and where the world may be going.
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