Creating a Citizens' Assembly on Electoral Reform
UPDATE: My motion M-86 for the Creation of a Citizens' Assembly to study Electoral Reform was voted down on February 7, 2024. While disappointed, I remain optimistic. Members of Parliament from every party voted in favour of M-86, and this multipartisan effort is something to celebrate. I will continue to push alongside the many Canadians in support of this important reform. Watch my final speech before the vote HERE.
Canadians across party lines are concerned with the health of Canada's democracy. Under our current 'first-past-the-post' system, many voters cast ballots for candidates who don't get elected.
Now more than ever, we need Members of Parliament from all political parties to come together and work towards a more fair, more equitable, and more democratic electoral system in Canada. To get there, we need a non-partisan, independent, and reflective National Citizens' Assembly working together to impartially study the possibility of updating Canada's electoral system. This is why MP Barron has put forward motion M-86 for the creation of a Citizen's Assembly focused on electoral reform. Review the full text of M-86 HERE.
There are a number of organizations supporting the campaign for electoral reform, including Fair Vote Canada. Learn more about Fair Vote HERE.
Recently, MP Barron joined Fair Vote Canada in hosting a discussion about her Motion M-86 with Green MP Mike Morrice and Liberal MP Julie Dzerowicz. You can view this discussion HERE.
If you agree it's time for all Members of Parliament to come together on this crucial issue, you can stay up to date with MP Barron's motion for the creation of a Citizens' Assembly on Electoral Reform by signing up for updates HERE.
M-86 In the News
02/08/2024 - NDP MP's motion on electoral reform fails in Ottawa - My Coast Now
02/07/2024 - Liberal-Conservative voting coalition kills electoral reform motion - iPolitics
02/06/2024 - Nanaimo-Ladysmith MP leading calls for electoral reform assembly - Nanaimo News Now
02/06/2024 - Federal MP motions for changes in electoral reform - My Campbell River Now
02/02/2024 - Will Trudeau end up regretting his decision to walk away from electoral reform? - CBC News
12/07/2023 - Broken promises and a broken system: What happened to electoral reform? - The Discourse