Letter to NDP MPs who voted for Craig Scott's motion on Proportional Representation
January 2, 2015
Dear NDP MPs (who voted on December 3, 2014 Craig Scott's motion on Proportional Representation)
We were very pleased to see the motion on proportional representation debated on December 3.
Craig Scott did an excellent job bringing it forward, and several members made well thought out remarks.
We think this has moved the issue along significantly.
We thank all NDP members who showed their support by turning up to vote for the motion. That 16 Liberals voted for it is gratifying, as the Liberal Party has not yet endorsed MMP.
We would encourage New Democrats to do what they can in their own ridings to promote understanding of the need for this reform. The objections made by opponents, Liberal and Conservative, are all easily answered.
The report of the Law Commission of Canada, Voting Counts, goes a long way to answering them, and subsequent experience in European democracies can also be used.
Canadian Electoral Alliance