This week, the federal government announced it would not be moving forward, at the present time, to change Canada’s current electoral system. Please take a couple minutes to read my thoughts and comments on democratic reform in this open letter.
This summer we held a number of town halls in North Vancouver, one of which was focused on electoral reform. Canada is better when its government works for everyone – including women, young people, Indigenous Peoples, and new Canadians; we are keeping our promise to give everyone a stronger and more representative voice in future elections.
Our main objective is to replace first past the post with a system that will deliver better governments for all Canadians. The all-party committee on electoral reform will focus on five key principles to get this done:
If you were unable to attend our town hall but would like to have your voice included in the discussion, it’s not too late! The committee is accepting online submissions until October 7, 2016 here. More information on the committee, including hearing dates and location, can be found here.
Notes gathered from our town hall can be read here.
Additional educational resources to help you learn about the different electoral systems:
The presentation from our Electoral Reform Town Hall held on September 12, 2016.
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