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STV loses in BC

The vote on STV in BC has failed very badly after the hopeful developments last time. Green supporters like me are obviously not happy.


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Only nine?

Over at, David Greenfield sketches out the different varieties of people that are to be found in our movement:

  1. Light Green
  2. Business Green
  3. State Green
  4. Citizen Green
  5. Centre-Left Green
  6. Far left Green
  7. Radical Action Green
  8. Deep Green
  9. Deep left Green

Confused? Go check out his whole esssay!

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The importance of money in our system

To judge by this article at the Not an official Green party site

    So there it is folks, this table was produced using the basic CORREL function in Excel. A correlation of 1 means a perfect positive correlation between the two variables, and a correlation of 0 means no relationship whatsoever. As you can see, there is a very strong relationship between reported election expenses and both the total number of Green Party votes, and the percentage of the total vote. The relationship between the financial position of the EDA the year before, and the actual vote outcome is less important, but still pretty strongly positive. Whether the funds were raised by the Campaign, or by the EDA prior to the election was still a positive relationship, but much less influential.

So clearly raising money is going to become increasingly important. Where we spend more, we do better.

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