Stephen Harper: Stop misleading the public and support the proposed federal electoral boundaries in Saskatchewan
  • Petitioned Stephen Harper

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Stephen Harper

Stephen Harper: Stop misleading the public and support the proposed federal electoral boundaries in Saskatchewan

    1. Larry Sanders
    2. Petition by

      Larry Sanders

      Regina, Canada

On February 6th, 2013, you said in the House of Commons there was “overwhelming opposition” in Saskatchewan to the boundaries commission’s proposals to create urban-only and rural-only federal ridings. You went on to say that “some 75% of the submissions made to that commission have been opposed to the current proposals.” What you are not telling the people of Saskatchewan is that the ‘75%’ (roughly 2,250 submissions), to which you refer, was mostly comprised of identical postcards and form letters sent at the request of your Saskatchewan MPs who want to maintain existing boundaries and protect their jobs. You have also been forced to admit that your party is responsible for robocalls from a fake company that spread false information concerning the new riding boundaries and the work of independent boundaries commission for Saskatchewan. Such dishonest robocalls are unacceptable in a democracy and not “simply operating within the process as it exists” as you said in the House of Commons. We call on the you to stop misleading the people of Saskatchewan and trying to manipulate the open, fair, non-partisan, and transparent process by which we have re-drawn federal electoral boundaries in our province. You should publicly acknowledge that a small number of your political supporters in Saskatchewan filling out form letters does not represent “overwhelming opposition” to the commission’s proposals. You should admit that your party’s robocalls broke the regulations of the CRTC and accept the consequences. You should support the new electoral map that improves democratic representation in Saskatchewan by finally giving urban residents their own MPs and rural residents their own MPs.

To:
Stephen Harper, Prime Minister
Stop misleading the public and support the proposed federal electoral boundaries in Saskatchewan

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Margi Corbett SASKATOON, CANADA
      • over 1 year ago

      Brad Trost is consistently elected by rural fundamentalists who have absolutely nothing in common with me. I am so tired of this. I would like to have a hope of representation in my house of parliament, and I do not appreciate Harper's shameful, underhanded tactics to prevent this from happening.

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    • Erika Gaschnitz CALGARY, CANADA
      • over 1 year ago

      Because this is supposed to be a Demcracy and not an oportunity for the current government to stack the deck in their favour for what is sure to be their demise in the 2015 election. You have screwed up, Canada doesn't support you and we sure don't want any more unfair or illegal voting activity going on. This is not "Harper's Canada". This country belongs to Canadians and we need a responsible Government in place. If you can't play fairly then please quit. No one will be sad to see this type of irresponsible government leave the building.

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    • Brett Muggli SASKATOON, CANADA
      • over 1 year ago

      Currently, as a resident living in a city, my vote counts for less than than a rural vote. The interest of increasingly large urban centres are not being represented in Ottawa, and it's unfair. The current crop of Conservative MPs are clinging to their jobs by making nonsensical partisan arguments. If you want to win 93% of the seats in SK, you should have a platform that caters to 93% of the electorate. The current system is laughably archaic and undemocratic. This is step 1 -- The next step is to do away with first past the post in ALL provinces.

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    • Kat Matlock SASKATOON, CANADA
      • over 1 year ago

      we need to stand up for fair elections in Canada.

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    • Kit Loewen SASKATOON, CANADA
      • over 1 year ago

      Governments in power may find it tempting to overlook the reasoned recommendations of an impartial panel in order to maintain advantage, it would be yet another nail in the coffin of trust in "Conservative" decision making.

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