Man Walking 200Kms For Electoral Reform

Kingston, ON, Canada / CKWS TV

Ron Weigand/Walk 4 PR:
“I think it’s very important to me, but it’s even more important for my kids and grandkids… and you know, everyone else’s kids and grandkids.”

Ron Weigand is walking 200 km… from Kingston to Ottawa… all for democracy.. for proportional representation to be specific… what can I say… he’s really passionate about electoral reform.

Ron Weigand:
“I’m doing this because there is a serious democratic problem in this country and the House of Commons does not really represent what, the way the people want our representation in the House of Commons”

The walk will take 9 days, ending at
Parliament Hill on May 29th.

Real Lavergne/ President, Fair Vote Canada:
“The rally on the Hill at the end, is the big event, it’s the finale!
And that will be not just ‘Walk 4 PR’, but it will also be a cap on the cross-country tour that Nathan Cullen and Elizabeth May have been doing. the whole objective is to secure a yes vote on the motion in the House, to keep proportional representation on the table.”

Canada is one of the few country’s in the 35 member Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development … that has not modernized it’s voting style.

Real Lavergne:
“I’m 66 years old, my vote has never really counted!
And before I die, I want to have a vote that actually counts, and I want it for all my fellow citizens as well.”

The theory behind Electoral Reform is that, when you vote for a particular party, that vote goes to electing them into Parliament in some way or another…making every vote count.
Something that Fair Vote Canada intends to show them is an important change for Canada to make.

Real Lavergne:
“If they know that there are enough really passionate people, citizens out there, who really care, and they’re not letting this die.
That’s what we are going to show them.
We are going to have a lot of people on the hill showing them that we really care, and that we are not going away.”

The House of Commons will vote May 31st on whether they will accept recommendations of the Special Committee on Electoral Reform.
Callie Warren, CKWS News, Kingston

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