Electoral Reform

Policy number:
WHEREAS the Canadian Government has asked the ‘special committee on electoral reform’ to identify and study a number of different voting systems – such as preferential ballots and proportional representation – to replace the first-past-the-post system, and

WHEREAS the committee was also asked to consider the issues of mandatory voting and online voting by December 1, 2016.

That the NPF endorse a ‘Made in Canada’ Proportional Representation (PR) electoral system to make every vote count, to be in place by the next federal election, and that NPF National and Regional Affiliates actively campaign by launching an education program, a legislative & media campaign advocating for electoral reform and PR within our membership, and that NPF continues to support and work with the ‘Every Voter Counts Alliance’ to develop the broader civil society public response: http://www.everyvotercounts.ca/.

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