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Peterborough-Kawarthas chapter condemns Liberal government’s vote against electoral reform

Peterborough-Kawartha MP Maryam Monsef

The Council of Canadians Peterborough-Kawarthas chapter has responded to the Trudeau government voting down electoral reform earlier this week with a letter to the editor published in both the print edition of the Peterborough Examiner and the online edition of Peterborough This Week.

Chapter activist Roy Brady writes, “[We are] particularly incensed at the Liberal government’s broken promise to change the electoral system for the next federal election. Our chapter has lobbied our MP Maryam Monsef for over a year and a half to deliver the promise since she had the exclusive cabinet post to complete such a process, instead acting to discount the parliamentary committee which she headed. Monsef voted Wednesday to end the electoral reform process.”

He highlights, “This is a horrible example of a government ignoring people’s wishes to reform the electoral system and effectively demolishing its own responsible parliamentary committee report.”

Brady concludes by asking, “How can Canadians trust any further government pledges, as this one was really important for Canada’s future?”

The Council of Canadians is committed to holding the Liberals accountable for the betrayal of this election promise.

The next federal election will take place on October 21, 2019.