September 24, 2011 - 8:39pm (new)
"I am prepared to leave the discussion of OMOV and weighting till later on the condition that real effort is made that addresses the imbalance between Quebec's population, NDP support and membership. That is where the immediate emergency is. And there are other provinces where the NDP vote grew suddenly as well.
I don't want to fight this to the end on a single solution because I don't want the voting system question to trump the emergency of dealing with the issue. In other words I don't want to press one solution over all the others out of fear that opposition to one solution could leave the impression that there is an option to do nothing. Nor do I think it is right to polarize discussion between two options -- doing nothing and doing one thing. If we first accept that we must do something -- then we can debate which solution with doing nothing already off the table. That creates more pressure to find a solution and compromise than if we leave open the option of nothing. Does this logical order make sense?
So I am less invested in any one solution to our current predicament and more interested in opposing the status quo."
Thanks for your persistence, Sean. We should/must "do something."