Elizabeth May congratulates PEI voters on choosing voting reform

On Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 in Press Releases

(OTTAWA) November 08, 2016 – Elizabeth May released the following statement in response to results from a non-binding plebiscite to change the provincial voting system in Prince Edward Island:

“Prince Edward Islanders have spoken strongly in favour of change. It’s exciting to witness majority support for electoral reform,” said Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands). “Thanks to PEI Green Leader Peter Bevan-Baker for his strong leadership on this issue.”

At 52%, PEI voters supported a switch to a form of proportional representation – mixed-member proportional.

“I urge PEI Premier Wade MacLauchlan to accept the results of this plebiscite and take steps towards introducing legislation for a mixed-member proportional voting system,” Ms. May said.

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  • Ian MacKenzie

    It’s about time somebody started the ball rolling on electoral reform!

  • http://www.consciencecanada.ca Jan Slakov

    This is encouraging. I’m convinced that a fairer voting system, where all votes count, helps prevent disastrous governments from being elected. It’s difficult for parties in power, thanks to our current system, to work to change it. But if people want good public policy, and stronger democracy, it makes sense to support electoral reform.

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