Open letter to Liberal Members of Parliament

From reader Ann Remnant…

May 31 is a very important day for me. I will be watching closely to see how you vote on electoral reform.

Two years ago, Trudeau eloquently announced, “We are committed to ensuring that 2015 will be the last federal election conducted under the first-past-the-post voting system” and “we will make every vote count.” Then he betrayed us, and he betrayed you, when he abandoned it on February 1.

I know you do your best to represent the constituents of your riding.

We both know that the majority of Canadians want a fair electoral system, as does the majority of your constituents, and it appears you do as well. After all, you ran on electoral reform, and Trudeau’s flip-flop was probably as much a surprise for you as it was for all of us.

It is clear that electoral reform in Canada has deep roots and it is not going away. As a Liberal MP, you have the opportunity to not only keep your word to your constituents, but to also renew and improve our democracy. It is time!

Will you please vote to support the ERRE committee report and to uphold this central election promise?

Ann Remnant


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