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London chapter at four-times-a-day protests for electoral reform at Liberal MP constituency offices

Liberal MP Peter Fragiskatos constituency office, 885 Adelaide Street North

Liberal MP Kate Young’s constituency office, 390 Commissioners Road

The Council of Canadians London chapter has been participating in electoral reform rallies with friends and allies in front of the constituency offices of Liberal MPs Peter Fragiskatos and Kate Young this week.

The Facebook outreach notes, “Many Londoners (and many other Canadians) are outraged at the Trudeau government’s betrayal of their 2015 election promise to end our country’s broken ‘First Past the Post’ electoral system, and to make Every Vote Count. In addition to expressing our anger at this betrayal in the media and in communications directly with Liberal politicians, we are TAKING TO THE SIDEWALKS in London, to make our displeasure public during morning and afternoon rush hours.”

The protests are happening four times a day each day this week from 8 am to 9 am and from 4;30 pm to 5:30 pm in front of each of the Liberal MP’s offices.

During the last federal election, the Liberals promised that the 2015 election would be the last held until the first-past-the-post voting system and set a deadline of May 2017 to introduce legislation on electoral reform. Undoubtedly many people voted for Trudeau because of this pledge to make our voting system more democratic. Now, just 15 months after the election, Trudeau has abandoned that promise. We strongly condemn Trudeau’s decision to not make every vote count.

The Nelson, Northumberland, Fredericton and South Shore chapters will also be rallying in their communities this Saturday February 11 for electoral reform.

For a complete list of the rallies this weekend please click here.