March 23rd, 2017

Nathan Cullen launches cross-Canada ‘Keep Your Promise’ tour

After officially tabling the most signed petition in Canadian history, which calls on the Liberals to keep their promise to reform Canada's voting system, Nathan Cullen unveiled the NDP's new electoral reform campaign. Cullen, the NDP's Critic on Democratic Reform, is inviting Liberal MPs across Canada to join him at town hall meetings to debate keeping their promise of reforming Canada's outdated and unfair voting system.

“130,000 Canadians just told the Prime Minister to keep his promise,” said Nathan Cullen, a member of the special parliamentary committee that studied options for voting reform up until the promise was abandoned by the Liberal government. “I’m going right across the country, talking to folks in Liberal ridings about how they can make their voice heard in Ottawa and how their MP can work with us to make electoral reform happen before the next election.”

Cullen is challenging 20 Liberal MPs in 19 regions with strong support for improving the voting system, to stand by their own promises made during the last election.

“This is about helping the Prime Minister keep his promise to Canadians,” Cullen said. “All it takes is 20 Liberal MPs to listen to their constituents at these events and keep their promise when we bring it to a vote in Parliament later this Spring.”

The first town hall debate will be in Toronto on Saturday and Cullen has invited Liberal MPs Julie Dzerowicz and Arif Virani to attend. Canadians who wish to attend can get more information as well as add their support to the campaign at www.keep-your-promise.ca

Here is a full list of the #KeepYourPromise events planned across Canada and the Liberal MP invited to participate:

  • Montreal- Justin Trudeau
  • Niagara - Vance Badawey
  • Whitehorse - Larry Bagnell
  • Waterloo - Bardish Chagger
  • Guelph - Lloyd Longfield
  • Halifax - Andy Fillmore
  • Ottawa - Catherine McKenna
  • Charlottetown - Sean Casey
  • St. John’s - Nick Whalen
  • Sudbury - Marc Serré
  • Kingston - Mark Gerretsen
  • Peterborough - Maryam Monsef
  • Regina - Ralph Goodale
  • Hamilton - Bob Bratina
  • Thunder Bay - Don Rusnak
  • Winnipeg - Kevin Lamoureux
  • Vancouver - Terry Beech
  • Kelowna - Stephen Fuhr