OTTAWA — Two out of three Canadians with an opinion want to replace First Past The Post and 64 per cent expect the Liberals are trying to improve our voting system.
UPDATE: THURSDAY JUNE 2nd: Minister Monsef said she had recently been "persuaded" that an additional way to show the government's commitment to inclusivity was to "break with tradition and have both the Bloc and the Greens as full voting members."
Monsef hints at openness to change voting reform committee
The Star, Alex Boutilier, Ottawa Bureau Reporter, May 31, 2016
The committee reflects the results of the 2015 election under the first-past-the-post system — a system the Liberals argue is flawed and must be changed.
But in the House of Commons Tuesday, Monsef said she’s open to debate on how the committee is structured.
“The makeup, the mandate, and the ways that the committee will engage in the conversations are up to every member in this House, to shape that conversation.”
When asked if the Liberals would go it alone on electoral reform without the support of another party, Monsef reiterated the government won’t proceed with reforms without broad buy-in from Canadians.
According to the timeline set by Monsef, the committee will have until Dec. 1 to hold meetings across the country and recommend a new voting system...
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