The Globe and Mail asked Brian Lee Crowley for his One Big Idea to increase citizen engagement in the election process. On Friday, April 28, 2011, the Globe and Mail published his Big Idea as well as those received from other prominent Canadians. Crowley says "Let's take away from political parties their near-monopoly over choosing the candidates who stand for election. We're supposed to be choosing who will represent us in Parliament. Why should our choice be limited to those people acceptable to party leaders? MPs already have little enough freedom of action and opinion, and party leaders get to veto candidates and even impose them on unwilling local constituency associations. Enough!" Click here to read the entire article.
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