As part of his election campaign, Justin Trudeau pledged that 2015 would be Canada’s last federal election under the first-past-the-post (FPTP) system.
Throughout the summer months, an all-party Special Committee on Electoral Reform (ERRE) has been busy meeting to determine how Canadians will elect their government; Examining the various types of voting systems, considering the addition of online and/or mandatory voting, hearing and questioning witnesses, welcoming input from the public and discussing the idea of lowering the voting age to 16.
Many options are being explored. However, the Liberal government refuses to put this to a referendum, despite the fact that a referendum is the most robust, inclusive consultation process at our disposal….[Click here to read the full article].