FVE Statement on Electoral Reform Vote
1 June 2017 – Edmonton, AB — Fair Vote Edmonton is deeply disappointed by yesterday’s defeat of the motion to adopt the electoral reform committee recommendations, which would have seen the adoption of a proportional voting system through a national referendum. All but two Liberal MPs voted against the motion.
Edmonton Liberal MPs Amarjeet Sohi (Edmonton Mill Woods) and Randy Boissonnault (Edmonton Centre) voted against, despite being an election promise. Both MPs will need to answer to their constituents and to Liberals all over Edmonton and Alberta who are often left unrepresented under the first-past-the-post system.
We encourage Edmontonians to contact both MPs and hold them to account:
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