The Prime Minister has announced that 2015 was our last first-past-the-post election. He has promised to change the way we elect Members of Parliament. The NDP and the Green Party have been calling for electoral reform for years. The Conservatives do not want to change the system. But change is coming and we want to make sure that CUPE members participate in this process.
The Federal government has set up a Special Parliamentary Committee to consult the people on how to change to our electoral system.
We encourage you to participate in these consultations in the following ways:
- Please sign the CUPE Petition and promote to your networks.
- Fill out the Special Committee on Election Reform’s “e-consultation” and encourage others to fill it out too.
- Attend one of the Special Parliamentary Committee on Electoral Reform events.
For your reference, we have a comprehensive kit of materials to help you understand Mixed Member Proportional Representation and CUPE’s position on electoral reform and a one page leaflet you can share.
We don’t have much time – consultations will be done by Oct 14th and recommendations will go to Parliament by Dec 31st so get involved today!