Thank you ERRE: Please Recommend PR!

Thank you ERRE: Please Recommend PR!

Thank the ERRE committee and tell them to Keep the Promise to Make Every Vote Count!

In the last federal election, three parties, representing 63% of voters, ran on a campaign promise to make 2015 the last first-past-the-post election, and to make every vote count in 2019.

That is a strong mandate for proportional representation. 

The all-party committee on electoral reform has just finished four months of expert and public consultations. 

  • Based on the feedback we received from attendees, the majority of reports ERRE will receive from hundreds of public town halls, dialogues, and Minister Monsef's tour are in ...

Thank the ERRE committee and tell them to Keep the Promise to Make Every Vote Count!

In the last federal election, three parties, representing 63% of voters, ran on a campaign promise to make 2015 the last first-past-the-post election, and to make every vote count in 2019.

That is a strong mandate for proportional representation. 

The all-party committee on electoral reform has just finished four months of expert and public consultations. 

  • Based on the feedback we received from attendees, the majority of reports ERRE will receive from hundreds of public town halls, dialogues, and Minister Monsef's tour are in favour of proportional representation. 
  • Of the ERRE witnesses with a position on voting systems, 89% recommended proportional representation. This backs up the findings of decades of research from around the world and 13 previous electoral reform processes in Canada, including two impartial citizens assemblies. 
  • Of the ERRE witnesses with a position on a referendum, 71% thought it was undesirable or unnecessary.

From coast to coast, Canadians lined up at the public microphones asking that the committee keep the promise and deliver PR.

Over the next few days, the ERRE committee will meet to negotiate a recommendation.

Please send a message to the ERRE committee thanking them for their hard work and asking them to show leadership to deliver on the campaign promise to make every vote count in 2019. Copies will go to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Minister of Democratic Institutions Maryam Monsef, and NDP leader Thomas Mulcair. 

 

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Thank ERRE and tell them to recommend PR!

Over the coming days, the all-party committee on electoral reform (ERRE) will meet to negotiate a recommendation for a new electoral system. Thank the committee for their work and urge them to recommend a proportional voting system.

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