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Quebec election 2014

 

Party

Liberal

PQ

CAQ

QS

Other

Vote

42%

25%

23%

8%

2%

Seats

70

30

22

3

0

Dual seats

100

88

54

7

1 (ind)

Leg vote

45%

30%

22%

3%

<1%

 

Vote is the percentage of the popular vote each party received. Seats is members elected by our first past the post system. Dual seats is members elected under the Dual Electoral System which elects the top two candidates in each riding so is 250 members for the National Assembly’s 125 seats. Each member has 1 vote in legislative session of the National Assembly for each vote received in the election. By either a run off election or a preference ballot voters cast a vote for one of the two elected candidates so the votes cast for the defeated candidates will get transferred to one of the two elected candidates.

The legislative vote is calculated from all the votes received by the top two candidates in each riding and deciding where the defeated candidates votes will go. The Liberals had 5% popular vote to be transferred. I decided to award 75% to the CAQ and 25% to the PQ. The PQ had 4% to be transferred so I put it 75% CAQ and 25% QS. The CAQ had 9% to be transferred I gave 67% to the Liberals and 33% to the PQ. QS had 6% to be transferred I awarded 67% to the PQ and the remainder split between the Liberals and CAQ. Th remaining 2% I gave equally to the Liberals and PQ. This gives you a rough idea of the distribution of votes and yes I went through the results riding by riding.

If Quebec ever adopted the Dual Electoral System I would suggest a National Assembly of 100 members being the top two candidates elected from 50 ridings. The smallest riding having 50% or more of the eligible voters compared to the largest riding.

 

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Dumb, dumber, and just plain stupid

dunce

The answer is…..

Justin Trudeau, Stephen Harper, and the members of the Liberal and Conservative parties.

Conservative nomination story

Liberal nomination story

Both the Conservatives and Liberals are having trouble over their nominations. I quit the NDP in 2009 because as a riding president I received an email from the national office stating that to run in an nomination election you first had to be approved by the national office. I was an activist member for 7 years at that point and simply left the party. I had no say in this policy that just appears out of the blue. I founded a new federal party to operate differently then this.

13.0 Amendments to the Constitution of the Federalist Party of Canada shall be voted on and passed solely by the National Assembly of the Party.

The registered members of the federalist party vote directly by internet ballot on the party’s constitution. I personally would support adding the option of a mail-in ballot for members.

10.2 The National Assembly and the National Congress in regular session by two-thirds majority votes shall pass a Federal Election by-law to govern all national and nomination elections of the Party.

The rules that govern nomination elections must be passed by the National Assembly.

10.5 There shall be a Federal Election Officer (FEO). This officer shall be
responsible for the conduct of all national and nomination elections and the
administration of the Party’s voters list.

10.6 The Federal Election Officer is elected by a two-thirds majority vote of the National Congress in regular session with a concurring two-thirds majority vote of the National Assembly. This officer can be removed by the same vote in the Assembly and Congress. The term of office shall be for 10 years.

An independent non partisan election officer with a long term of office. The federalist party’s equivalent to the chief electoral officer.

4.7 The Congress in regular session by a three-quarters majority vote can bar a party member from being a candidate for the Federalist nomination for the House of Commons. The Congress by a two-thirds majority vote can rescind the Candidacy of a member after they have won the nomination election.

If your eligible to run for the House of Commons for that riding and are a
member in good standing you can automatically run for the nomination. Only the National Congress can bar you from running. The Congress is the top two candidates for the nomination in each riding and thus is 676 members.

11.3 The Leader shall sign all nomination and Election Canada papers. Any
refusal shall mean the automatic and immediate expulsion from the Party.

The members decide who will be the nominee with review by the National Congress. In the Federalist party of Canada the Leader CAN’T toss you under the bus.

Acting president Barry Aulis