Just like we’re starting to see on pipelines, let’s hear some specific ideas and technical details about how the Liberal government proposes to bring proportionality to Canada’s voting system.
Liberal MPs Ruby Sahota and Matt DeCourcey. The House Special Committee on Electoral Reform. After committee testimony this summer, ‘there’s only one real option before us: proportionality as the defining principle and PR with local representation as the overarching framework,’ says Sarah Schmidt. The Hill Times Photograph by Jake Wright
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Liberal MP Omar Alghabra is the ‘first parliamentary secretary to be tasked to exercise leadership in this area,’ according to the Prime Minister's Office, but unions say they haven’t heard from him yet.
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'They’ll probably disregard a lot, and, say, ‘Well, that was Andrew, I’m a different person, and I won’t have the same challenges that he had. My approach will be different,' says Conservative MP Stephanie Kusie.