Direct Democracy (CDD)
A Referendum Advocacy Group
Let the People Decide!
CDD - A Registered Non-profit Society
Canadians for Direct Democracy applied for status as a registered non-profit society under the laws of the Province of British Columbia in July 1997.
CDD does not issue tax receipts for donations.
CDD was formed by small group of people who were inspired by the article "Full Democracy", by Brian Beedham, published in The Economist Magazine of London, England on December 21st, 1996.
Reimar Kroecher, President
Colin Stark, Vice-President
Linda Bagga, Secretary
Debb Blackmer, Kamloops
Curriculum Vitae Reimar Kroecher M.A., President
Reimar Kroecher is president and a founding member of Canadians for Direct Democracy. He played a key role, with Councillor Ernie Crist, in bringing a Task Force on direct democracy to the District of North Vancouver since November of 1997.
He retired as instructor in Economics at Langara College in 1998 to devote more of his time to CDD and his environmental interests. Reimar cycles, hikes and camps year-round.
He has three grown children and is a grandfather. His wife Chris is also a founding board member of CDD. Reimar and Chris are vegan.
He has been an environmentalist for 30 years, and first met another CDD director, Joseph Roberts, publisher of Common Ground, in the 1970s when they were both founding members of the Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility.
He is an accomplished public speaker, has published several articles, and appeared on the Sterling Faux, CKNW phone-in program.
Reimar is available for speaking engagements on direct democracy.
Colin Stark, B.Sc., M.B.A., Vice-President,
Colin Stark is a vice-president and founding member of Canadians for Direct Democracy. He has been active in community and environmental organizations since 1990. He played a key role, with Councillor Ernie Crist, in bringing a Task Force on direct democracy to the District of North Vancouver since November of 1997.
He has spoken at meetings and on radio on the topic of citizen-initiated referendums.
He has a 20-year-old daughter. He is semi-retired, teaches computers at night-school, and referees and coaches soccer.
He has over 20 years experience as engineer, and operations and general manager in the building industry. He was involved in building and starting up five manufacturing plants. In 5 years as a financial planner, he also consulted with small business, created and led a course on money management, and has since progressively simplified his life.