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.
The FAE is a member of Coalition for Electoral Reform Now!.
Montreal, September 25, 2019 – Despite the fact that François Legault’s government kept its promise to file a bill on electoral reform by October 1, it is the view of the Fédération autonome de l’enseignement (FAE) that the Prime Minister and Sonia Lebel, his minister in charge of the project, display a lack of political courage by proposing their bill be relegated to a referendum –– instead of finalizing a comprehensive reform before the end of their first term in office, as they had promised during the campaign.
The FTQ is a member of the Coalition for Electoral Reform Now!.
Montreal, September 25, 2019 – The Fédération des travailleurs et travailleuses du Québec (FTQ) is very disappointed in Bill 39, which proposes a reform of the voting system. The bill would push back the first election conducted under proportional representation to 2026 at the earliest, and it makes the change dependent upon the outcome of a referendum on the ballot at the same time as the next general election.
Mr. Jean-Pierre Charbonneau, President of Mouvement Démocratie Nouvelle (MDN) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Jean-François Delisle to the board of directors of the organisation.
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.