Do you want electoral reform?
The Liberal government is determined to change the way Canadians vote in federal elections. In fact, the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of Democratic Institutions has boldly stated that “2015 was the last election to use a first-past-the-post system.”
They’ve tasked a parliamentary committee to identify and study different voting systems but refuse to commit to giving all Canadians a say via national referendum on our future electoral system.
Though I’m not convinced that there’s an outcry from Canadians who want electoral reform, I certainly believe that all Canadians deserve to have a say when changing the basic rules of our democracy. Since the 1950s, Canadian governments have consulted their people in a referendum when trying to reform their electoral system.
And, in case you missed it, you can read my blog post on why I think we should keep our voting system as is.