11 December 17:00 - 19:00
Coalition for Electoral Reform Now! Following its special general meeting to study the bill that would establish a new voting system, the Coalition for Electoral Reform now! urges the government to quickly set up the parliamentary committee that will examine Bill 39.
Last week, after the CAQ government introduced its fine-tuned Bill 39, “An Act to Establish a New Voting System”, the Mouvement Démocratie Nouvelle (MDN) spotted what looks like an attempt to favour established parties, especially the dominant party. In article 156, the bill provides that the parties that win the most local constituencies under the current system, will be given the advantage when allocating regional seats. This is a flagrant violation of the spirit of proportional representation.
A survey conducted by Léger Marketing for Mouvement Démocratie Nouvelle (MDN) concludes that Quebecers everywhere demand electoral reform.
Student groups in Quebec have united behind a demand that the government follows through on its promise to enact a more representative system. For a democracy this is an essential concern and must take precedence over the personal and partisan considerations of MNAs.
The Mouvement Démocratie Nouvelle (MDN), the Groupe Femmes, Politique et Démocratie (GFPD) and their partners in civil society are calling on the Legault government to include parity in its electoral reform bill.
MDN is disappointed to learn that the Chief Electoral Officer of Quebec has not drawn on the example of Scotland and Wales to schedule a shorter timeline for implementing the new voting system in Quebec.