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Electoral Dysfunction and Reform | Elizabeth May | TEDxStanleyPark



Why does Canada use a voting system that allows the minority of voters to elect a majority government? How does 39% of the vote translate into 100% of the power? How does a voting system that allows a micro-targeted riding-by-riding campaign style lead to negative campaigning, toxic politics and a hyper-partisan, never-ending campaign replacing governance?

Most modern democracies use some form of proportional voting. Canada has a once in a generation chance to improve the quality of our democracy, enhance the power of voters, and ensure that never again will we have a prime minister wielding extraordinary powers, essentially an elected dictatorship, supported by only a minority of voters. It is time for fair voting.

To read the ERRE Committee’s reports visit http://www.parl.gc.ca/Committees/en/ERRE/Work?show=reports. Other resources can be found at http://www.fairvote.ca/.

Elizabeth May is the Leader of the Green Party of Canada, an Officer of the order of Canada and the proud member of parliament for Saanich – Gulf Islands. For more information visit Elizabeth’s website at http://www.elizabethmaymp.ca/

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

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YOUR CHILD’S MOST ANNOYING TRAIT MAY JUST REVEAL THEIR GREATEST STRENGTHS | Josh Shipp | TEDxMarin



Those grating behaviors of your own child might just hint at their hidden talents. Author, Youth Empowerment Expert
Josh Shipp helps adults understand teens and teens understand themselves. He is the bestselling author of The Teen’s Guide to World Domination and Jump Ship, a global youth empowerment expert, and an acclaimed speaker. One of Inc. Magazine’s 30 under 30 successful entrepreneurs, he has appeared on MTV, Lifetime, the Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, FOX, 20/20, Good Morning America, and in the New York Times and other media. A former at-risk foster kid turned youth advocate, he is renowned for his documentary TV series (A&E) that followed his groundbreaking work with teens. His organization, Kids These Days, provides resources for parents, educators, and youth workers. He lives in Los Gatos, California.

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This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

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