â€œWe are still a very long way from having a fair system where every vote counts, and all votes are equal,â€� said NDP Critic Democratic Reform, Nathan Cullen. â€œBut today we have taken an important first step and we must continually work to earn the trust of Canadians as we move ahead.â€�
For five months, the NDP has been pushing proposals and pressuring the Liberal government to make fairness and cross-party cooperation the founding principles of this committee. The vast majority of Canadians have expressed that they want to move beyond the current winner-take-all, First Past the Post system.
â€œWith this agreement, we are happy to have brought parties together and secured substantial concessions from the government,â€� said NDP deputy critic for Democratic Reform, Alexandre Boulerice. â€œThanks to our motion, we can finally start work on electoral reform in a collaborative manner.â€�
The NDP motion calls for the committee to be struck in the next 10 days.
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