Strengthen Our Democracy: Electoral Reform Now

The NDP is fighting to strengthen your vote.

Most voters cast ballots for candidates who don’t get elected. Electoral reform is needed to ensure your vote is accurately reflected in Parliament.

    Whether you’re a tradesperson or an office worker, a senior or a first-time voter – you deserve to have your voice be represented in Parliament.

    Under today’s “first-past-the-post” voting system, most people vote for candidates who don’t get elected. This means that election results don’t accurately represent what Canadians want – and in turn, we've seen consecutive out of touch governments unable to address the challenges faced by everyday people.

    For years, Justin Trudeau and the Liberals have promised to review and reform our electoral system – but they have never followed through on that promise.

    The NDP believes it’s long past time to listen to Canadians who feel their vote doesn’t matter. Our existing system limits your freedom to fully participate in our democracy and it also creates barriers to participation for groups like visible minorities, persons with disabilities, and those of lower economic means.

    New Democrats believe that in a country as free as Canada, you should feel empowered to have your say in each election – no matter where you live, where you work, or how much money you make.

    That's why NDP MP Lisa Marie Barron tabled motion M-86, calling for the creation of an independent, non-partisan National Citizens’ Assembly. This group would work together to explore ways to improve and update Canada’s electoral system.

    Making our electoral system representative of and accessible to all Canadians will keep our democracy strong and healthy.

    Sign on to demand a National Citizens’ Assembly for electoral reform.

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