BC’s change of government open to electoral reform
NDP Leader John Horgan, BC’s new premier, has commented, “This is an extraordinary opportunity for a new legislature to work co-operatively.” Fair Vote Canada’s BC Steering Committee couldn’t agree more. It’s time for cooperative politics and we believe a promised third referendum on electoral reform is poised to return a favourable outcome for voters.
It’s time to join over 90 countries around the world (over 80% of OECD countries) and modernize our electoral system. It’s time for a new approach in Canadian politics in which non-partisan cooperation and respectful debate become the norm.
Canadians have learned from politicians promising electoral reform. It is imperative to have leaders who truly believe in democracy and fair elections and who have the confidence to debate policy ideas on an equal footing. False majorities do not benefit citizens and we need a new type of politics that respects all voices.
Kelly Carmichael, FVC’s Executive Director
Toronto / Ottawa