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October 27, 2017 6:22 pm

Cullen Launches Cross-Canada Tour to Save Electoral Reform

Friday, March 24, 2017 @ 5:45 AM

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.’

Nathan Cullen, Skeena-Bulkley Valley NDP MP

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.



That’s rich considering he killed electoral reform by only allowing debate on one side of the issue ruling out a transferable ballot that would keep local representation and elect majority candidates,as well as give indipendents from political parties a chance to get elected….

Instead the only option the ndp will acknowledge is the party list candidate system appointed with only 5% of the vote that takes democracy out of the hands of the voter, rules out indipendents, puts party insiders at the unassailable heart of our politics, and fractionalizes our politics into spheres of radical classifications. Is it any wonder those that want greater democracy had to stop the process?

And who is footing the bill for this “Beat a dead horse tour”? Maybe a more important promise to focus on is the one that said the Liberals would balance the budget by 2019 or they would limit the deficit to a % of the GDP? No, Mr Cullen is more concerned about getting seats for his party than securing the future of average Canadians and their families.

Thank you Nathan Cullen for trying to make the Trudeau Liberals be accountable for one of their important election campaign promise… thank you for doing your job. You know you have the support of many when you get the most amount of signatures in history on a petition submitted to the government.

I wish you did not have to do this, as a Liberal promise is a Liberal promise that should not have been broken!

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