The Council of Canadians Fredericton chapter protested outside a Fredericton Federal Liberal Riding Associations meeting today to demand that Liberal MP Matt DeCourcey fulfill his promise to implement electoral reform.
Chapter activist Mark D'Arcy tells us, "We had a successful rally this evening with between 45-50 people present. Along with our chapter, CUPE, Fair Vote Canada, Leadnow, the Green Party, the NDP, and PANB (People's Alliance of New Brunswick) were there as well as individuals from the riding."
The chapter has highlighted, "DeCourcey was one of the members on the House of Commons Special Committee on Electoral Reform. He knows first-hand that over five months of hearings, an overwhelming majority of Canadians told the Committee that they want an end to the first-past-the-post voting system and for it to be replaced with one that is fair, representative, and proportional. 88 per cent of the experts the Committee heard and 87 per cent of the public who testified called for a proportional voting system."