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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 election ...and more »

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

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 ...and more »

Grove-White: Why citizens, not government, should be in charge of electoral reform - Ottawa Citizen

Minister of Democratic Institutions Karina Gould announced the Liberal government's climbdown on electoral reform Wednesday. Adrian Wyld / THE CANADIAN PRESS. Share Adjust Comment Print. The Liberal government's misadventure in electoral reform is a ...and more »

Opposition accuses Trudeau of 'betrayal' as Liberals abandon promise of electoral reform -

Justin Trudeau's Liberal government is abandoning a commitment to reform the federal electoral system. A new mandate letter issued to Minister of Democratic Institutions Karina Gould, released publicly on Wednesday, says "changing the electoral system ...and more »

I'm Deeply Sorry My Party Broke Its Promise On Electoral Reform - Huffington Post Canada

In the last election, we promised to reform our voting system and make every vote count. That promise is now broken. In the Minister of Democratic Institutions' new mandate letter, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau writes: "Changing the electoral system ...and more »

Canada Electoral Reform: Liberal MPs React To Trudeau Abandoning Promise - Huffington Post Canada

OTTAWA — Most Canadians will forgive Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for breaking his electoral pledge, many Grit MPs told The Huffington Post Canada on Wednesday. “It's a bold move, and it's a brave move on the prime minister's part,” longtime Nova ...and more »

New Democrats Call Trudeau A 'Liar' For Scrapping Electoral Reform - Huffington Post Canada

New Democrats embittered by the Liberal government's about-face on electoral reform have publicly blasted Canada's prime minister as a “liar.” It's a charge that saw one NDP MP lose a question in the House of Commons Wednesday for unparliamentary ...and more »

Trudeau abandons electoral reform, breaking key campaign promise - The Globe and Mail

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau answer a question during Question Period in the House of Commons in Ottawa Jan. 31, 2017. Adrian Wyld/THE CANADIAN PRESS. Laura Stone. OTTAWA. Published February 1, 2017 Updated March 24, 2017. Prime Minister Justin ...and more »

Voting reform groups 'disappointed' by abandoned Liberal promise -

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has let Canadians down by abandoning his election promise to end the current first-past-the-post voting system, says the president of Fair Vote Canada. Réal Lavergne, head of the non-profit group that advocates for voting ...and more »

Liberals won't tax health and dental benefits, says Justin Trudeau -

WATCH ABOVE: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday that he will not enact a tax on health and dental benefits. X. - A A +. Listen. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday that he will not enact a tax on health and dental benefits, after ...and more »