I’d be shocked if the Liberals didn’t abandon electoral reform
By Tim PowersJun. 1, 2016
It’s much easier to talk a good game than play one.
Minister for Democratic Institutions Maryam Monsef told The Toronto Star any change to the way we elect people to go to Ottawa would require 'broad' public support. Photograph courtesy of Jean-Marc Carisse
OTTAWA—Last week, in between the duelling Liberal and Conservative policy conventions, Minister for Democratic Institutions Maryam Monsef gave us an important sense of the Liberal government’s fidelity to electoral reform. Foreshadowing—not much!
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