- Electoral reform was a cornerstone of the current government's electoral campaign and this promise was contained in the Speech from Throne;
- 63% of Canadians voted for a party promising to end the First-Past-The-Post (FPTP) voting system in the 2015 federal election;
- The Special Committee on Electoral Reform recommended the government move forward with a proportional representation (PR) voting system;
- The Prime Minister recently announced that the government would not fulfill its promise to make the 2015 federal election the last under FPTP;
- A multi-partisan group of Guelph Citizens have proposed a PR voting system that addresses the Prime Minister’s concerns.
Therefore, we the undersigned supporters of electoral reform, call on the government to:
- Keep its promise to make the 2015 federal election the last under FPTP.
- Introduce legislation to implement Local Proportional Representation.
- Present a timeline for the implementation of Local Proportional Representation in time for the 2019 federal election.