For many, the Christmas season is supposed to be a period of rest and relaxing with friends and family, but for the Liberals, it’s time to sneakily ram through their electioneering agenda.
Over the holiday season, Liberal minister Dominic Leblanc announced that his government would not be consulting Canadians with a referendum on their proposed election changes. Instead, they’re choosing a Liberals-know-best approach and won’t be holding a referendum.
It is simply outrageous that the Liberal Party would try to use the Christmas and holiday season, when a lot of people aren’t paying attention to politics, to make a decision that will have such a profound impact on Canadian democracy. Canada’s current first-past-the-post system delivers stable governments that can make decisions – even if we don’t always agree with all of them. This system allows the government to operate and Canadians to get their say come election time. Changing the electoral system and making Canada’s system of government more unstable is not in our best interests, especially considering the unstable economy.
Constituents of Dauphin-Swan River-Neepawa can count on me to fight this illegitimate and arrogant Liberal approach. The fact is that when you change the basic rules of democracy, everyone has to have a say.
Robert Sopuck, MP
NOTE: Sign the petition here telling the Liberals they cannot change the rules of democracy without giving Canadians a say.