A Call-Out from Erick Smith, Executive Director, The Broadbent Institute, founded by former Canadian NPD leader Ed Broadbent
Posted February 5th, 2017 on Niagara At Large
I want to start by thanking you (many Canadians out there ) for all the support they’ve given to proportional representation over the past few months. The breadth of people who have come together to advocate for a better democracy has been heartening.
Even though Justin Trudeau has said he’s abandoning his commitment to electoral reform, we’re not giving up. The stakes are too high. We need to tell Mr. Trudeau that abandoning his clear promise to Canadians is unacceptable.
Frankly, this decision is one of the most cynical I’ve seen from an elected leader. It is the result of precisely the sort of backroom calculations that turn Canadians off of politics.
And coming this week, when the need for responsive, inclusive and hopeful politics has never felt more acute, it has compounded this blow to democracy.
Join me in telling the Liberal government that abandoning their commitment to electoral reform is unacceptable. We’re asking our supporters to send Mr. Trudeau a letter in response.
We’ve set up a special webpage to help you take action – Click here to send Justin Trudeau a message.
We need a modern electoral system that better reflects the actual votes of Canadians, where every voter counts, and everyone feels part of our democracy.
Let’s make sure we can’t be ignored!
Rick Smith Executive Director Broadbent Institute
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