Electoral reform proves lively topic

We spent a significant amount of time in September engaging in lively conversations with citizens on the important topic of electoral reform.
I was happy to host roundtables in both Thunder Bay and Fort Frances, where a number of residents came out to learn about the current electoral system and survey the potential changes.
Both roundtables produced productive feedback that will be submitted to the Special Committee on Electoral Reform for review.
I also had the pleasure to host Maryam Monsef, the minister of democratic institutions, in Thunder Bay last month.
She took the time to stop in at Confederation College and speak to indigenous youth from our high schools and post-secondary institutions about engaging students in our democratic system.
Our youth were extremely excited to be able to be a part in the discussion.
The minister also hosted a public meeting regarding electoral reform, where community members had lively group discussions on the matter.
Thank you to those who came out to share your tremendously valuable viewpoints.
I am proud to be part of a government that believes all Canadian voices deserve to be heard. That’s why we are committed to modernizing our voting system to be more inclusive and reflective of Canadians’ needs and aspirations.
We are excited to partake in the electoral reform discussion with an open mind, with the purpose of listening to Canadians and to work constructively with opposition parties to advance Canadians’ best interests.
If you were unable to make our town halls, I encourage you to provide your feedback on electoral reform by visiting www.canada.ca/en/campaign/electoral-reform.html