Do you want to be able to participate between elections at least to some extent in all the decision
making by various levels of government that affect directly your life? In other words,
are you in favour of introducing elements of Direct Democracy in your government as soon as possible?
Are you in favour of full fledged Direct Democracy (in which all important decisions are made directly by all citizens, and various administrations only carry out these decisions), provided that there are technological
means to realize it?
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All the polls done in this way can be only very approximate.|
Any vote is hardly meaningful without the availability of objective information (something we also need to
request) and thorough discussion of each issue. We will provide a forum for discussions here if there is enough interest.
Some mainstream media already provide short-term polling of and fora for reader's views.
CBC's Cross Country Checkup has some very lively discussions on
matters of national importance. May 15 (2005?) Checkup heard voices requiring seeking real alternatives to letting
the two main inflexible political parties govern us top down. PDDA can provide a forum for seeking such participative alternatives.
Here is an interesting idea how to realize participatory democracy: CivicNet -
citizens would prepare asynchronously their positions on various issues, and
the executive would then query the individual citizen databases to determine the
national positions on these issues.
If and when such a CivicNet is feasible, would you support it, and
participate in it?
Any inherited position (such as that of a hereditary monarch) is inconsistent
with true democracy.
You can read more on this issue for example at the Citizens for a Canadian Republic site, or in
the Canadian Parliamentary Review (The Future of the Crown in Canada, Edward McWhinney).
Are you in favour of replacing the present Canadian Monarchy by a Canadian Republic?