The Council of Canadians stands up for democracy as a fundamental pillar of our society. After 10 years of our democracy being under siege because of legislative changes made by the former Harper government, the new federal government is considering options for meaningful electoral reform.

Proportional representation will ensure that future elections are more democratic than our outdated first-past-the-post voting system. It will provide a fairer representation of votes cast and prevent a governing party from holding total power after gaining only a small percentage of the popular vote.

The Council of Canadians supports proportional representation and calls on the federal government to begin immediate public consultations so a new voting system can be in place before the next federal election.