Make collaboration the rule, not the exception
Canada's voting system encourages some really unconstructive behaviour in Parliament; like a government willing to plunge the country into a pandemic election when their support in the polls jumps by a few percent.
In the last parliament, the Special Committee on Electoral Reform helped push a national conversation on how Canadians vote and what we can do to change it.
Daniel played a key role in establishing the committee, including coming up with the idea that each party be represented in proportion to the amount of popular vote they got in the election; something it would be great to see on the floor of the House of Commons itself!
Despite the good work of the committee in laying out a path forward, resistance to voting reform by Liberals and Conservatives stopped progress in its tracks.
The NDP is a long-standing proponent of a mixed-member-proportional voting system for Canada. An NDP government would put such a process in place.In the meantime, it is important to keep the conversation going.
To break the Parliamentary logjam, the NDP supports convening a citizens' assembly to look at different voting models and put forward a proposal for change that does not come from partisan political actors.
Add your voice to the call for a citizens' assembly and help us change the way we vote!