Liberals recently announced the first step in changing how Canadians vote. To begin moving away from our first-past-the-post system towards some kind of proportional representation, they gave themselves six out of ten seats on the committee they’ve struck, even though Liberals only received 39% of the vote.
When asked to explain this apparent contradiction, Democratic Institutions Minister Maryam Monsef explained that the committee represents the composition of seats each party holds in the house, which is of course based on that antiquated system they claim doesn’t represent people any more.
Right off the bat, we have a problem that should arouse the curiosity of the media on the question of the motivations of this Liberal government but we haven’t really seen much of that.
I sat down with long-time Liberal strategist and political commentator Ray Heard to get his take on why Justin seems so intent on making this change without a referendum and to get his thoughts on what might come of this committee.
Watch the interview to see why Ray doesn’t have a lot of confidence that Canadians will get all the information they need and remember to sign and share our petition at LetUsVote.ca if you share our concerns.