At the October 24, 2015 W5 interview, Justin Trudeau replied to a question on electoral reform, "This was the last election that we’re going to have on first past the post. But especially in a majority government situation, we’re going to have to make sure that we do something that is right for Canada and right for Canadians. And to consult broadly and hear from experts and look at things in a very serious way. Because changing our electoral system is no small deal. And that’s why I pledged to Canadians to do it responsibly in a non-partisan way."
Join the 100% Possible march
Partner groups include Greenpeace, David SuSuzuki Foundation, Avaaz.org and many more.
This fall, we have a historic opportunity to be HEARD by our new government in their first month in power, on the eve of their first international meeting in Paris.
November 29, Ottawa. On the eve of the Paris Climate Summit, let’s show our new government that a 100% clean economy is possible. Gathering at 1 pm. The rally point in downtown Ottawa will be announced soon.
Change to Proportional Representation
You voted at the 2015 election? Thank you!
Do you feel that your vote count or do you think your vote is wasted? Why a popular vote of 39.5% gets a majority of seats?
Our current First-Past-the-Post electoral system is outdated. It worked when we had two political parties. Either you win or you lose.
Now we have more than two parties. We need to update our electoral system to Proportional Representation. Every party will be represenated proportionally in the House of Commons. Learn more
Canadian Electoral Alliance is a volunteer group. The organization sprang from informal discussions after the last federal election resulted in a Harper Conservative majority with less than 40% of the popular vote. The “60% majority” now sees cherished institutions wrecked, environmental measures long in place eliminated, money spent on prison building (although the crime rate is falling), among them.
Our members include members of three political parties along with many with no party affiliation. People of any political persuasion are welcome. The goal is basic electoral reform, to make every vote count, to revitalize Canadian democracy.