WHEREAS our current voting system elects only one political representative in each riding, which means that a representative can be elected with less than half of the votes cast; and
WHEREAS when more than person runs in an election in a riding this can leave the other voters unrepresented if their candidate is not elected, and
WHEREAS our current system, “first- past- the- post”, divides the country into non- overlapping areas known as ridings, constituencies, or electoral districts; and in each riding about the same number of people reside;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the National Pensioners Federation call upon all levels of government and the Prime Minister to conduct a non-partisan process involving citizens and experts to determine the best model of proportional representation, and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this model be implemented in time to make every vote count in the 2019 election.
Submitted by UNIFOR TORONTO AREA COUNCIL RETIRED WORKERS