Monday, April 3, 2017

Electoral Reform hopes kept alive as Nathan Cullen leads the charge

The last words when it comes to electoral reform may not have been heard quite yet, with Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen not content to accept the decision by the Liberals to put the reform project on the shelf for now.

Mr. Cullen has become the point man for those that want to keep the issue alive and engaged with the public, with the MP currently hosting a number of community forums across Canada to explore ways for Canadians to keep the reform movement in motion.

All of it with hopes of forcing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to reverse his decision to abandon the project back from in February.

The introduction of a petition to the House of Commons in March calling for the Government to review its decision to abandon the electoral reform process made for the official launch of the public push.

With Opposition MP's now hoping to keep the issue at the top of the political agenda through this Spring.

It was shortly after the petition was presented to Parliament that Mr. Cullen announced the plan to host town hall meetings across the country. And to this point, some fair sized crowds have offered their contributions to the discussion in the forums that have taken place.

As we did while the concept was being reviewed by the Parliamentary Committee through last summer and fall, we will track the events that will make up the current push back against the Liberal decision to shut the project down.

The Original archive of notes from last year and this new archive of the growing push to revisit the electoral reform process can be found here.

(A permanent anchor spot can be found in our Extra Edition Section on the right hand column)

March 28 -- Trudeau's either clueless or hypocritical on democratic reform
March 28 -- Nathan Cullen isn't giving up on democratic reform (audio)
March 27 -- Renewed attempt to rewrite House rules confirms Liberals are not to be trusted
March 26 -- NDP critic for Democratic reform to host Guelph town hall
March 25 -- 10 key promises Trudeau has broken since becoming PM
March 24 -- Liberals' latest attempt at parliamentary reform remains a tale of woe, for now
March 24 -- Cullen continues Battle to Change Canada's Voting System
March 23 -- NDP taking electoral reform fight across country
March 23 -- NDP to hold cross-country town halls on electoral reform
March 23 -- Nathan Cullen presents electoral reform petition to Parliament  NCR

For more items related to the NDP MP's work in the House of Commons see our archive page here.

A more expansive look at Provincial and Federal politics can be found on our political portal D'Arcy McGee.

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