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Critical electoral reform vote tomorrow in Parliament: MP Nathan Cullen

Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen says there will be a dramatic vote on the future of the voting system in parliament tomorrow.

He says they’ll be voting on his motion to adopt the report of the all-party Electoral Reform Committee.

The Electoral Reform Committee released a final report late last year recommending a proportional voting system and a referendum.

The committee held close to 50 meetings across the country with thousands of Canadians participating in the consultation process.

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau decided not to move forward with changing the first-past-the-post system as promised in the last election.

“Liberal MPs wrote to their constituents in open letters apologizing – expressing their disappointment and sorrow for this promise being broken,” says Cullen.

“We know we’ve lost one vote – we know the Prime Minister isn’t likely to support this motion because he’s already made his choice. But for those other Liberals, who also made the promise, it looks like a chance for them to redeem themselves.”

Cullen says it will take the support of 20 Liberal MPs to move towards a proportional voting system.

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