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e-616 (Electoral system)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Jonathan Cassels from Kitchener, Ontario, on November 2, 2016, at 11:20 a.m. (EDT)
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Government Response Tabled

Petition to the Government of Canada

Whereas:
  • Electoral reform was a cornerstone of the current government's electoral campaign;
  • Canadians have waited patiently for the government to give a clear proposal as to how electoral reform will work;
  • No progress towards electoral reform has been publicly apparent during the year since the government first sat in session; and
  • Recent public information indicates the government may be backing off campaign promises to ensure electoral reform.
We, the undersigned, supporters of electoral reform, call upon the Government of Canada to 1. Immediately, declare its on-going commitment to ensuring the 2015 election be the last Federal Canadian election under the First Past The Post system.
2. In the coming weeks, clearly outline one or more proposals for how Canadian elections could operate once electoral reform is complete.
3. In the coming weeks, outline a firm timeline for public consultation regarding the proposals mentioned above, detailing the proposed timeline until introduction before the house of commons.
4. In the coming months, outline a proposed timeline for the introduction of an electoral reform bill before the House of Commons, detailing the proposed timeline until passage into law.
Skeena—Bulkley Valley
NDP
British Columbia
Petition presented to the House of Commons on March 23, 2017 (Petition No. 421-01221)
Government response tabled on April 3, 2017 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-16)
Open for signature : November 2, 2016, at 11:20 a.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : March 2, 2017, at 11:20 a.m. (EDT)
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