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Now is time we give Humanity and all Life on the planet a chance to survive, and we form Earth Government, the federation of all nations. Let our diversity be united for the good of all. Adopt the Global Constitution.

Joseph Germain Dufour
(short bio 2010)
(short bio previous)
(a more extensive description of my PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS)

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M.Sc.  (Honours),   Physics,  University  of  Québec  at  Trois-Rivières,   Québec,   1982
B.Sc.  (Honours),   Physics,  University  of  Victoria,   British Columbia,   1976


In 1988, developed and defined the concepts of the Global Community and Global Dialogue. Established a Global Dialogue between people, businesses, communities and nation governments. The concept is concerned about:

A)     humanity resolving global problems in a peaceful way for the benefit of all Peoples and Life on Earth;
B)     promoting Peace in the world through dialogue;
C)     finding sound and equitable solutions to local and global problems; and
D)     helping humanity survive this Century.

Measured environmental, social and economic indicators to evaluate global societal sustainability.

Developed policies, strategies and legislative documents for the Earth Community Organization (ECO), the Global Community.

Proposed to the United Nations (U.N.)  a federation of all Nations, Earth Government, and the Global Constitution, a governing body based on democracy for all Peoples on Earth.

Established the process to obtain the ECO Award and the Certified Corporate Global Community Citizenship (CCGCC). Global Community WebNet Ltd., a federal corporation of Canada, was the first corporation on Earth to qualify and obtain the the CCGCC, and is a unique way to show the world that our ways of doing business are best for the Global Community.

Conducted the research and development of humanity's Humanity's new vision of the world
Humanity's new vision is about living a life and seeing the world through the:

  •     Scale of Human and Earth Rights; Scale of Human and Earth Rights
  •     Statement of Rights, Responsibilities and Accountabilities of a Person and the Global Community; Statement of Rights and Responsibilities and
  •     building of global symbiotical relationships between people, institutions, cities, provinces and nations of the world. Global symbiotical relationships

Promoted 'direct democracy' and a voting system based on 'proportional representation'.

Sections 4 on the Scale of Human and Earth Rights has established community rights, rights of direct democracy, and the right that the greatest number of people has by virtue of its number (50% plus one) and after voting representatives democratically. Direct democracy is not new to us. It is a fundamental right. Any population on Earth can choose freedom by having a referendum extablishing such a freedom from another nation. Any polulation can start a new life within the Global Community by voting together to create a new nation, theirs to have. It is a fundamental choice and right that was always there for all Peoples.

In a single riding there may be as many as 8 seats and and several candidates running. Parties offer voters a slate of local candidates. Voters can rank candidates of the same party, but may also choose to give support to candidates of different parties. Voters rank as many or as few candidates as they wish. Voters can rank any number of candidates without fear their vote will be wasted by selecting unpopular candidates. A voterís rankings will be considered in order until that voterís ballot can be used. When your number one choice is eliminated for lack of support your number two becomes your first choice. When a voterís ballot is used in support of a given candidate, but that candidate has a surplus of votes, a ballotís unused portion will be transferred to the voterís next choice until a ballotís full value has been used. Most votes will count, little fear of wasting oneís vote, no fear of vote splitting. No need to support a candidate or party you donít really want for fear of helping elect those you like even less. You can vote authentically. This is freedom for voters. This is how democracy is supposed to work. This voting system empowers voters more than parties because votes are for candidates not for parties. Also, candidate selection will take place at the local riding level, not at party head office. Most importantly, voters will rank candidates of the same party as well as candidates of different parties. It maximizes choice for voters. Competition is not just between candidates of different parties but also between candidates of the same party. This voting system is also a measure of independence from party control and that will make a very significant contribution to greater accountability in government. It will yield a legislature that mirrors the political, social, ethnic, and geographic diversity of a population. Electing candidates in multi-member ridings ensures a broader range of political interests and issues will be represented than is possible under any other system. Preferential voting induces a politics of cooperation, consensus, and civility.

Direct democracy comprises a form of democracy and theory of civics wherein all citizens can directly participate in the political decision-making process. Some proposed systems would give people both legislative and executive powers, but most extant systems allow input into the legislative process only. Direct democracy in its traditional form is rule by the people through referenda. The people are given the right to pass laws, veto laws and withdraw support from a representative (if the system has representatives) at any time.

Direct democracy in its modern sense is characterized by three pillars:

*     Initiative
*     Referendum including binding referenda
*     Recall

The second pillar can include the ability to hold a binding referendum on whether a given law should be scrapped. This effectively grants the populace a veto on government legislation. The third pillar gives the people the right to recall elected officials by petition and referendum.

In Canada, the use of citizens' assemblies (also known as an estates-general in the province of Quebec), involving citizen bodies chosen at random, is growing and avoids the disadvantages of older, more plebiscitary forms of direct democracy. The province of British Columbia recently set up a Citizens' Assembly on Electoral Reform in which members were chosen at random for each riding. The citizens' assembly has just recommended the province use Single Transferable Voting (STV) to elect the provincial legislature. In a referendum conducted on May 17, 2005, 57% of the voters approved by this new system of voting.

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