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

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

Surrey NowSurrey MPs respond to Liberals' broken campaign pledge on electoral reformSurrey NowSURREY — 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 ...and more »

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

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

Montreal GazetteEditorial: Dropping electoral reform was the right moveMontreal GazettePrime 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 ...and more »

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

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

National PostWas the election reform promise stupid or sleazy? I stand with Justin: it was stupidNational PostThe 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 ...and more »

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

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

Toronto StarAs the world tiptoes around Trump many are watching Trudeau closely: Paul WellsToronto StarPrime 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 ...and more »

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

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

Globalnews.ca28000 sign petition to bring back electoral reformGlobalnews.caWATCH: 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.and more »

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

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

Ottawa CitizenToday's letters: Does abandoning electoral reform really matter?Ottawa CitizenDemocratic 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 ...and more »

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

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

CBC.caRevenge of the comment section: So much for electoral reformCBC.caJustin 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 ...and more »

Welcome to Canada - The Wellington Times

Welcome to CanadaThe Wellington TimesHe 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 ...and more »

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

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

PembinaValleyOnline.comMP Reacts To Feds' Abandonment of Electoral ReformPembinaValleyOnline.comFollowing 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 ...and more »

Editorial: Tiptoeing around Trump - The Telegram;

Editorial: Tiptoeing around Trump - The Telegram

The TelegramEditorial: Tiptoeing around TrumpThe TelegramU.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 ...and more »

Editorial: Bad form on electoral reform - Edmonton Journal;

Editorial: Bad form on electoral reform - Edmonton Journal

Edmonton JournalEditorial: Bad form on electoral reformEdmonton JournalKarina 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 ...and more »

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

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

CTV NewsPromises and politics: the potential fallout from abandoning electoral reformCTV NewsOTTAWA - 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 ...and more »

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

Justin Trudeau scraps voting reform as he prepares for Trump onslaught: WalkomToronto StarPrime 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 ...and more »

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

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

The Globe and MailFeb. 3: Divided on reform. Plus other letters to the editorThe Globe and MailRe 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 ...and more »

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

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

TheChronicleHerald.caOPINION: Yes, let's bring Canada back by raising aid to the poorestTheChronicleHerald.caU.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 ...and more »

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

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

Toronto StarFrom electoral reform to protecting the electoral process: Paul WellsToronto StarIt'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 ...and more »

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

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

CBC.caLiberal fears of proportional representation and a referendum killed Trudeau's reform promiseCBC.caFear 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 ...and more »

Liberals pull electoral reform off table - Delta-Optimist;

Liberals pull electoral reform off table - Delta-Optimist

Delta-OptimistLiberals pull electoral reform off tableDelta-OptimistDelta 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 ...and more »

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

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

FirstpostCanada's Justin Trudeau might be seen as anti-Donald Trump; he doesn't want to appear that wayFirstpostCanadian 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 ...and more »

Trudeau loses on electoral reform - Prince George Citizen;

Trudeau loses on electoral reform - Prince George Citizen

Prince George CitizenTrudeau loses on electoral reformPrince George CitizenIt'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 ...and more »