Electoral reform must be democratic from the start
If you also believe that electoral reform should be studied by a representative committee, add your voice by signing the petition.
Right now, it’s really not the case! The committee will be composed of 10 members, including six members of the Liberal party, three members of the Conservatives and one NDP member, a member of the Bloc Québécois and the Green Party. The Green Party and the Bloc Québécois will not have voting rights.
Justin Trudeau's government has expressed its desire that the 2015 election would be the last federal election organized with the first past the post system. The NDP agrees on this point.
In this context, the parliamentary committee studying the issue should lead by example and respect the spirit of reform. The composition of the committee should reflect the percentage of votes allocated to each party in the last elections.
5 members of the Liberal Party, 3 members of the Conservative Party, 2 members of the NDP, one Bloc Québécois and one member of the Green Party. This is what would be a parliamentary committee based on the preferences of Canadians.