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The electoral reform committee wants to hear from you! Kind of...

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The House of Commons Special Committee on Electoral Reform (ERRE) wants to hear from you! Well, sort of.

The all-party committee has decided against allotting time to address questions from Twitter users -- a motion introduced by both committee members NDP MP Nathan Cullen and Green Party Leader Elizabeth May.

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'Canadian democracy will be healthier': Elizabeth May on electoral reform

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On June 2, the Liberals agreed to support the NDP's proposal that the electoral reform committee be proportional to the popular vote in the 2015 election. The NDP's proposal ensures that parties will have to collaborate on electoral reform because no one party will have a majority.

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| June 14, 2016
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| June 13, 2016
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Democratic reform Justin? Democracy, anyone?

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By confessing his government was starting to look like its predecessor, Justin Trudeau did a clever step down from his party position on democratic reform.

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What do Canadian journalists have against electoral reform?

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I feel like writing a letter to the editor about surly, negative journalistic reactions to the prospect of electoral reform. There are exceptions, though only Andrew Coyne of the National Post comes to mind.

Many journalists seem preemptively nostalgic for a foul, undemocratic system that has only longevity in its favour, like the death penalty in the U.S. Pardon, the death penalty may have more to be said for it.

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