Trudeau would end first past the post elec­toral sys­tem, make ev­ery vote count

Asian Journal - - Nation - By Joan Bry­den, The Cana­dian Press

Ot­tawa: Justin Trudeau is cast­ing him­self as the leader who will bring “real change’’ to what he calls a “par­ti­san swamp’’ cre­ated by Prime Min­is­ter Stephen Harper’s se­cre­tive, con­trol­ling and ul­tra-par­ti­san style of gov­ern­ing. The Lib­eral leader vowed Tues­day that if elected, he would en­act a sweep­ing 32-point demo­cratic re­form plan aimed at mak­ing gov­ern­ment more trans­par­ent, more re­spon­sive, more re­flec­tive of the vot­ing choices of Cana­di­ans and less driven by raw par­ti­san­ship. The plan would change ev­ery­thing from the way peo­ple vote to how they ac­cess gov­ern­ment ser­vices, start­ing with a prom­ise to make this fall’s fed­eral elec­tion the last one con­ducted un­der the first-past-the-post elec­toral sys­tem.

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