"First-past-the-post [our current voting system] is part of the reason that Canadians don't engage in or care about politics.... It was designed to address a 19th century reality and is not suitable to meet the needs of 21st century Canadians."(Government of Canada, 2016)
It does not reflect the democratic will of Canadians:
These are only some of the reasons why electoral reform was one of the major Liberal promises in the last election.
On February first, the Liberal Party decided to abandon electoral reform. The Prime Minister said there was no consensus on a solution. He said there was not enough support for electoral reform across Canada.
But many Canadians really want Justin Trudeau to keep his promise. They are speaking out for electoral reform.
"Modernizing our voting system will provide all of us with an opportunity to participate more fully in shaping our country.... Canadians deserve a voting system that ensures governments appeal beyond a narrow base of Canadians and encourages and builds a national consensus."(Government of Canada, 2016)
A group of Canadian citizens in Guelph, Ontario, involving members from all four of the largest federal parties, developed a proposal for voting system reform.
"It's time to remind Canadians that they are in charge."(Government of Canada, 2016)