No electoral reform without a referendum

Canada’s electoral reform committee is currently travelling the country, and as I prepare the comments that I’ll try to present to them, I’m finding it difficult to keep the many arguments in support of a referendum to the two minute time limit.

  • Liberal Progressive

    But with a referendum the ignorant masses will have a say in the complete change in he way people vote.

    How can we have the Liberal dynasty this country must have if the people get involved?

    • Damn, I guess I just didn’t think this through.

      • And when Trump wins and all those American “progressives” move to Canada, you are screwed.

        • Clink9

          Just when we thought it couldn’t get worse.

    • Clausewitz

      These people are under the mistaken delusion that Junior believes in Democracy. He believes in autocracy and nothing more.

  • jt

    Is Lead Now not a American company.

    • May as well be funding wise.

      • jt

        I find it scary we have a American group based in the states or funded trying to change how we vote.

        • Alain

          I agree. Do not overlook either the fact that such groups played a key role in getting the Liberals elected and Harper defeated. Had there been even a hint of any foreign interference working for the CPC, all hell would have broken loose.

  • Surele Surele
    • Heh;)

      • “University”?

        • Surele Surele

          euphemism, it makes them feel better

    • Bernie

      Absolutely clueless!

  • Jim Horne

    Electoral reform?

    How about reducing the number of members in the House and the Senate substantially? Any more the 100 members in the either chamber is excessive, costly and delays and putrefies the substance of the bills debated and passed.

    How about giving citizens the right to recall their representative? Too many of these elite dipsticks say one thing to get elected and then do whatever their political masters tell them to do to curry favour with them for parliamentary perks. They should have reminder from time to time that it’s the citizens who elect them.

    How about real electoral reform and not the parliamentary trickery and shenanigans that the Liberals are using to rig the voting system in future elections so they become the only party that can ever be elected?

    • john700

      Well, Quebec has 75 seats guaranteed, so the other provinces could fight for the other 25.

      • Jim Horne

        Dare I say it. We can amend the constitution.

        Canada’s Constitution: Amendments can be passed only if identical resolutions are adopted by the House of Commons, the Senate and two thirds or more of the provincial legislative assemblies representing at least 50 percent of the national population.

        • john700

          Yeah, sure. Good luck with that!

  • The Liberals are attempting to bypass that, hoping that Canadians will forget this issue.

  • tom_billesley

    Spacey and Bono. Yuk.

  • JohnfromToronto

    Let’s see. JT spent the campaign saying that the first past the post system is illegitimate. Then with a mandate illegitimately bestowed on him (39% remember), he is going to make the most far reaching change in our democracy since his father. Without a referendum. Totally logical to me.