Cullen Launches Cross-Canada Tour to Save Electoral Reform
Smithers, B.C. – Nathan Cullen isn’t taking no for an answer.
The Skeena-Bulkley Valley NDP MP has announced a cross-Canada trip to save electoral reform he’s coined the ‘Keep Your Promise Tour.’
It follows Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s decision in January to break a promise he made during the 2015 federal election campaign to change Canada’s first-past-the-post electoral system.
Shortly afterwards Cullen launched a petition calling on the prime minister to keep his promise. The petition ended up with 130,000 signatures and was the most signed petition in Canadian history.
Cullen spent four months last year chairing an all-party parliamentary committee that toured the country studying options for voting reform.
“I’m going right across the country, talking to folks in Liberal ridings about how they can make their voice heard in Ottawa and how their MP can work with us to make electoral reform happen before the next election.”
He plans to visit 20 ridings from B.C. through to the Maritimes.
“All it takes is 20 Liberal MPs to listen to their constituents at these events and keep their promise when we bring it to a vote in Parliament later this Spring.”
The first town hall debate will be in Toronto on Saturday.