Surrey MPs respond to Liberals' broken campaign pledge on electoral reform - Surrey Now

SURREY — Will the federal Liberal party's broken 2015 election campaign promise to reform Canada's electoral system come to haunt it next time voters go to the polls? Canadian voters will "have to address" the Liberals' abandoned pledge to tackle ...

Editorial: Dropping electoral reform was the right move - Montreal Gazette

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is abandoning his long-held promise to change the way Canadians vote in federal elections.In a mandate letter for newly appointed Democratic Institutions Minister Karina Gould, Trudeau makes it clear that electoral reform ...

Was the election reform promise stupid or sleazy? I stand with Justin: it was stupid - National Post

The prime minister came before the House of Commons Wednesday to explain why he is dropping his campaign promise to implement reform of federal elections. Those of us who have column acreage have all had our say, often several times over, about the ...

As the world tiptoes around Trump many are watching Trudeau closely: Paul Wells - Toronto Star

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau walks past reporters on Parliament Hill, in Ottawa, Tuesday, February 1, 2017. (Fred Chartrand / THE CANADIAN PRESS). By Paul WellsNational Affairs. Fri., Feb. 3, 2017. In December Michael Lollesgaard, a Danish army major ...

28000 sign petition to bring back electoral reform - Globalnews.ca

WATCH: Prime Minister Trudeau promised electoral reform would be in place for the next election. Now he is under intense criticism for backing away from it. Eric Sorensen looks at why Trudeau would risk the political damage of breaking a promise.

Today's letters: Does abandoning electoral reform really matter? - Ottawa Citizen

Democratic Institutions Minister Karina Gould, shown her at her swearing in, announced this week that the electoral reform promise was being abandoned. Sean Kilpatrick / THE CANADIAN PRESS. Share Adjust Comment Print. Trudeau betrayed us on ...

Revenge of the comment section: So much for electoral reform - CBC.ca

Justin Trudeau's promise of electoral reform is dead. Back in 2015, the Liberals said unequivocally that that federal election would be the last one under first-past-the-post. They repeated that pledge over and over — as recently as late last year ...

Welcome to Canada - The Wellington Times

He made us proud. In the hours after the new American president signed an order severely restricting immigration from seven Muslim countries, suspending all refugee admission for 120 days, and barring all Syrian refugees indefinitely, Prime Minister ...

MP Reacts To Feds' Abandonment of Electoral Reform - PembinaValleyOnline.com

Following the news of Justin Trudeau's abandonment of his campaign promise to bring electoral reform to the country, the PC party's stating it's wise he did what they recommended. That's from Portage-Lisgar MP Candice Bergen. "It was quite astounding ...

Editorial: Tiptoeing around Trump - The Telegram

U.S. President Donald Trump's volatile and unpredictable nature is already having a worrisome impact in Canada. And it appears Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is more concerned with avoiding confrontation than reinforcing our country's ideals. When Trump ...

Editorial: Bad form on electoral reform - Edmonton Journal

Karina Gould is sworn in as Minister of Democratic Institutions during a cabinet shuffle at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on Tuesday, Jan 10, 2017. report on the federal government's online electoral reform survey says two-thirds of Canadians who responded are ...

Promises and politics: the potential fallout from abandoning electoral reform - CTV News

OTTAWA - The New Democrats called him a liar. He can't be trusted, echoed the Conservatives. And the leader of the Green party said he left the country's young people disillusioned and weeping. To be sure, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau provoked an ...

Justin Trudeau scraps voting reform as he prepares for Trump onslaught: Walkom - Toronto Star

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during Question Period in the House of Commons on Tuesday. Trudeau is abandoning his long-held promise to change the way Canadians vote in federal elections.In a mandate letter for newly appointed Democratic Institutions ...

Feb. 3: Divided on reform. Plus other letters to the editor - The Globe and Mail

Re Trudeau Abandons Electoral Reform Pledge (Feb. 2): Perhaps Justin Trudeau made his promise to reform the electoral system in good faith and would have kept it, had the Liberals been given a minority mandate. But having received a majority by the ...

OPINION: Yes, let's bring Canada back by raising aid to the poorest - TheChronicleHerald.ca

U.S. President Donald Trump's “America First” mantra, and other indications of a pro-isolationist stance, will undoubtedly create a vacuum on the world stage. While some may rejoice in this retrenchment, one can't overlook the fact that the U.S ...

From electoral reform to protecting the electoral process: Paul Wells - Toronto Star

It's fair for people to wonder what Karina Gould, the rookie minister, will do with her time, now that she has no major reform project to pilot. But the answer may be “a lot.” Karina Gould is the new Minister of Democratic Institutions, a Burlington MP ...

Liberal fears of proportional representation and a referendum killed Trudeau's reform promise - CBC.ca

Fear of both proportional representation, including the possible emergence of fringe or even alt-right parties, and a potentially divisive national referendum led Justin Trudeau's government to abandon his promise of electoral reform, according to a ...

Liberals pull electoral reform off table - Delta-Optimist

Delta MP Carla Qualtrough says she's comfortable with the government's decision after no general consensus was reached on reforming the way Canadians vote. Photograph By file. The federal Liberals have decided not to move forward on electoral reform ...

Canada's Justin Trudeau might be seen as anti-Donald Trump; he doesn't want to appear that way - Firstpost

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is known for his agility, whether it involves holding a yoga pose or showing some fancy footwork in a boxing ring or even some fancy footwork while doing the bhangra. In the months and years ahead, he will require ...

Trudeau loses on electoral reform - Prince George Citizen

It's not so much that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has cavalierly dismissed the major promise to change the voting system that he made routinely throughout the last election campaign. It's that he made such a dumb promise in the first place. Even the ...