Author Topic: The Abandonment of Electoral Reform  (Read 398 times)

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Offline wilber

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Re: The Abandonment of Electoral Reform
« Reply #75 on: February 17, 2017, 08:59:05 am »
I agree completely. My point is we could get back to the original system by prohibiting party constitutions that prevent MPs from deposing a PM. Parties will not like this but it would create a system where the PM and cabinet is accountable to MPs as it was originally designed.

Trudeau's statement that it is his decision alone to decide how Canadians get to elect their representatives is a perfect example of what I am talking about. Any Liberal MP that contradicts him risks winding up as an independent MP. By repatriating the Constitution and instituting the Charter of Rights, his father did something much bigger than mere electoral reform. I don't think Justin has it in him to take such a step. Not at this point in his life anyway. He talks a good line but it seems he is just another autocrat at heart.

It will be interesting to see if young people keep pushing for reform, or if their voter turnout in the next election will be even lower than it was before the last.
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