Canadians demand a fair and local voting system

Report on Electoral Reform

**UPDATE APRIL 2017: In response to the Prime Minister's cancelling of electoral reform, NDP MP Nathan Cullen has launched a "Keep Your Promise" tour across Canada. Learn more about the tour and sign the petition here.

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This September I met with you in Port Alberni, Parksville and Courtenay to discuss the type of electoral system you envisioned for Canada's future. My town halls were part of a larger project that consulted 37,000 Canadians across the country.

The NDP released a report that compiled all the data from a mix of public town hall meetings, online outreach and mailed surveys that were conducted across the country. The report was presented to the Special Committee on Electoral Reform.

Below is a compilation of the feedback I received from Courtenay-Alberni residents. You can easily see our vision for electoral reform and how that compares to the rest of the country.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any thoughts, suggestions or concerns about electoral reform.

Sincerely,

Gord Johns

 

We asked you if: "A party's seats in Parliament should reflect the percentage of votes they received.

Canada answered: 77.5% of Canadians strongly support this.

Courtenay- Alberni answered: 76.9% of residents strongly support this.

 

We asked you if: "Having a local representative is important to me."

Canada answered: 76.5% of Canadians strongly support this.

Courtenay-Alberni answered: 85.9% of residents strongly support this.

 

We asked you if: "Working collaboratively and having cross party support for a new system is vital."

Canada answered: 73.3% of Canadians strongly support this.

Courtenay-Alberni answered: 86.6 of residents strongly support this.

 

We asked you if: "We should be increasing diversity and gender equity in Parliament"

Canada answered: 58.0% of Canadians strongly support this.

Courtenay-Alberni answered: 54.2% of residents strongly support this.

 

We asked you if: "It's time to lower the voting age and better engage young people"

Canada answered: 27.4% of Canadians strongly support this.

Courtenay-Alberni: 31.1% of residents strongly support this.