Work of the House of Commons Electoral Reform Committee During P-42

AuthorGregory Tardi
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During the nd Parliament, the House of Commons Committee on
Electoral Reform (ERRE) was not a Standing Committee and there-
fore did not draw its mandate from section  of the Standing Orders.
Rather, it was formed on Tuesday, June , , as a result of an agree-
ment among some of the political parties represented in the House. In
the time set aside for statements by members, Nathan Cullen, the NDP
member for Skeena-Bulkley Valley, rose to make the following statement:
Mr. Speaker, from coast to coast to coast, Canadians are encouraged that
the government will nally be supporting the NDP’s plan to make our elec-
toral system a fair, inclusive process and a process based on cross-party
Just in the past few days, we have received thousands of emails, letters,
tweets, and posts. Helen from Pouch Cove, Newfoundland, wrote saying:
This is exactly what Canadians have been hoping for from the Parlia-
ment we elected last October . . . .
Jay from Chilliwack said parties will:
. . . have to collaborate to pick Canada’s new voting system, and we
will move forward with more trust in the consultation process.

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