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.

Do you agree? Answer my quick survey and tell me what you think.

And, in case you missed it, you can read my blog post on why I think we should keep our voting system as is.



10 good reasons to keep our voting system as is

10 good reasons to keep our voting system as is

By KERRY DIOTTE The governing Liberals insist we must have a new system of voting for future federal elections. Here are 10 reasons why this is a very bad idea: 1 – There’s no groundswell in the Canadian public demanding a new voting system. While knocking on thousands of doors for the October 2015 election I cannot recall one person …

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Let's invest in our community

The federal government has launched the second intake of the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program.

In celebration of Canada’s 150 birthday, this program will deliver support for the renovation and expansion of existing community infrastructure projects across the country.

I’d love to see some of these funds invested right here in Edmonton. It’s not just municipal governments that are eligible. If you know an organization looking to undertake a community infrastructure project, encourage them to visit Western Economic Diversification Canada’s website for more information and to apply. The deadline for applications is June 22, 2016.

And, if you are applying for funding be sure to let me know.



Browse my photo gallery

In my role as Member of Parliament for Edmonton Griesbach, I’m honoured to participate in community events and meet with many constituents.

Here are some recent photos, and be sure to visit my website for the full photo gallery.



Let's stay in touch.

I want to hear from you on issues you feel are important. Drop me a note anytime.

- Kerry