---- Election reform requires a citizens' asssembly
February 1st is the fourth anniversary of Justin Trudeau's broken promise to end first-past-the-post and Make Every Vote Count. It's important to place that betrayal in the bigger picture. 2021 is the 100 year anniversary of the first federal government elected on a promise of proportional representation.
We've learned the hard way: on electoral reform, a committee of politicians is a recipe for paralysis and failure. We need an evidence-based, citizen-led process we can trust.
That's why Fair Vote Canada is calling for a National Citizens' Assembly on Electoral Reform! 80% of Canadians—voters for all parties—support this idea. Around the world, citizens' assemblies are driving change.
On this anniversary of the broken promise, let's renew the struggle to Make Every Vote Count. Winning the changes that matter most is tough. The suffragettes fought a long time, but they won in the end. We’re in this fight to win, too, and we are grateful so many Canadians are with us to see it through.
Anita Nickerson, Fair Vote Canada