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e-48 (Electoral system)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Michael Rybacha from Coquitlam, British Columbia, on December 11, 2015, at 10:49 a.m. (EDT)
keywords
Electoral reform
Referenda
Government Response Tabled

Petition to the Minister of Democratic Institutions

Whereas:
  • Since the 1950s Canadian governments have consulted their people in a referendum when trying to alter their electoral system;
  • In peer countries New Zealand (1992, 1993, and 2011) and the United Kingdom (2011), the people were similarly consulted by way of referenda;
  • The Liberal platform did not propose an alternative method of electing Members of Parliament, but only that the current system should change.
We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, request (or call upon) the Minister of Democratic Institutions to hold a referendum on any changes to Canada's federal electoral system so that the citizens of Canada have their direct say on any proposed changes by the government.
Lanark—Frontenac—Kingston
Conservative
Ontario
Petition presented to the House of Commons on May 19, 2016 (Petition No. 421-00310)
Government response tabled on August 17, 2016 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-08)
Open for signature : December 11, 2015, at 10:49 a.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : April 9, 2016, at 10:49 a.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
5046
British Columbia
1905
Manitoba
475
New Brunswick
182
Newfoundland and Labrador
53
Northwest Territories
17
Nova Scotia
169
Nunavut
2
Ontario
5263
Prince Edward Island
27
Quebec
381
Saskatchewan
603
Yukon
34
Other Countries
80
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