Elizabeth May congratulates PEI voters on choosing voting reform

On Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 in Press Releases
Share

(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.

Print this page

  • 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.

How you can help

Follow Me

facebook-icon Facebook Twitter YouTube Digg

eNewsletter


Learn how to support Elizabeth May with her work in Parliament ALT

Latest Articles

Island Tides: Movement for Oceans
June 22nd, 2017

Policy Magazine: The Slow Pace of Parliament
June 21st, 2017

Hill Times: The Liberals’ climate plan? A chocolate cake diet
June 7th, 2017

Policy Magazine: A Green Balance of Power in BC
May 15th, 2017

Island Tides: Another Liberal promise about to be broken on Canada’s navigable waters?
April 27th, 2017

Island Tides: Report from the world’s largest ever gathering of Greens!
April 13th, 2017

Green Party Logo

Constituency Office

1-9711 Fourth St
Sidney, BC  V8L 2Y8

Phone: 250-657-2000
800-667-9188
Fax: 250-657-2004

E-mail: elizabeth.may.c1a@parl.gc.ca

Parliament Hill Office

518 Confederation Building
House of Commons
Ottawa, ON  K1A 0A6

Phone: 613-996-1119
Fax: 613-996-0850

E-mail: elizabeth.may@parl.gc.ca

Jobs & Volunteering

Click here for the latest opportunities