I got the following postcard in my mailbox this week from our member of parliament.
I have been one of many Canadians arguing for electoral reform in Canada. Currently our federal and provincial elections are determined using the first past the post system and we need a system that results in a government that represents actually how people voted, such as proportional representation.
Ontario had a referendum on the issue, but it did not pass. So I’m not hopefully that we’ll see a new electoral system federally. Nonetheless, I’m very excited to support the issue and in postcard form no less!
“It’s time for a new electoral system – one that actually represents us.
Under our current first-past-the-post system, the Conservatives enjoy a majority of seats in Parliament despite receiving only 39% of the vote. It also unfairly shuts out parties like the Greens. There is an alternative. The NDP’s plan for a mixed-member proportional representation voting system would ensure much fairer representations for Canadians. Will you support our efforts?”
I sent this one back to my member of parliament. But luckily, they accidentally left two in our mailbox so I get to keep one!