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Voter Rights Campaign 2004

Democracy Watch's Voter Rights Campaign advocates measures to ensure representative, fairly and democratically elected, honest and efficient government (Follow the Action Alert link on this page for a summary of what Democracy Watch's proposals)
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Democracy Watch produced the following documents in 2004 in its Voter Rights Campaign:
  • OP-ED: Many Changes Needed Before Canada Will be a Democracy (Hill Times (January 10, 2005) and Toronto Star (December 29, 2004))
  • RADIO COMMENTARY: Duff Conacher's "Commentary" on Prime Minister Paul Martin Kicking Carolyn Parrish Out of the Liberal Caucus (CBC Radio, November 19, 2004)
  • NEWS RELEASE: Ontario Government Takes First Steps Toward Democratic Reforms, But Much More Needs to Be Done (November 18, 2004)
  • BOOK REVIEW: Canada's voting systems still need to be changed in many ways before they will be fully democratic (Literary Review of Canada, September 2004 issue)
  • NEWS RELEASE: New Cabinet Won't Act in Public Interest Until Honesty, Ethics, Openness, Spending and Donations Laws Strengthened (July 23, 2004)
  • NEWS RELEASE: Many Voters Won't Vote, Parties Won't Receive Majority, Until System is Fully Democratized (June 29, 2004)
  • RADIO INTERVIEW: Duff Conacher on CBC Radio's "The Current" re: democratic reforms needed to increase voter turnout (June 28, 2004 - scroll down to heading "Listen to The Current: Part 1" on page link takes you to)
  • NEWS RELEASE: Federal Parties' Promises Not Enough to Ensure Honest, Accountable Federal Government and Responsible Corporations, Report Card on Platforms Reveals (June 25, 2004)
  • NEWS RELEASE: Group Calls on Media to Ask Party Leaders “If You're Lying, Will You Resign or Call an Election?" and “Who Bankrolls You and Your Party?" (June 9, 2004)
  • NEWS RELEASE: Voting System Changes Must Include In-depth Public Consultation (March 31, 2004)
  • WEBSITE REPORT: Democracy Watch Coordinator Writes Canada Report for 2004 Global Corruption Report (March 25, 2004)
  • OP-ED: Whistleblowers Deserve Better (Hill TImes, March 22, 2004)
  • NEWS RELEASE: Democracy Watch Calls on Senate, and PM to Strengthen Bill C-4 and Other Measures to Ensure Effective Ethics/Spending Enforcement (February 17, 2004)
  • NEWS RELEASE: Nothing But Key Changes to Spending System Will Prevent More Government Waste (February 10, 2004)
  • NEWS RELEASE: Liberal Democratic Reforms Too Weak to Reduce Government's Democratic Deficit (February 4, 2004)
  • RADIO INTERVIEW: Duff Conacher on CBC Radio's "The House" re: Paul Martin's democratic reform plan (Click on link for January 3, 2004 show -- interview starts 11 minutes, 50 seconds into the show, and ends 18 minutes, 20 seconds into the show)

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