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Electoral Reform (Senate, Commons, & Gov Gen)

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Wonder if this counts as a broken promise, or the Liberals coming to their senses?


No electoral reform until enough Canadians want it, Monsef says

Laura Payton, Ottawa News Bureau Online Producer
Published Sunday, November 27, 2016 7:00AM EST

Democratic Institutions Minister Maryam Monsef says she hasn't yet found enough support to change how Canadians elect their MPs, and won't move ahead with electoral reform without it.

Monsef has led consultations across the country at the same time a special House committee heard from more than 700 witnesses about different methods of reform and whether Canada should keep the existing first-past-the-post system. MPs were also invited to host townhalls on the issue and report back to the committee, which will present its own final report to the House this week.

In an interview with Evan Solomon, host of CTV's Question Period, Monsef said she hasn't heard consensus on whether the government should change the electoral system.

"We're committed to this initiative, but we're not going to move forward unless we have the broad support of the people of this country for whom we're making this change," Monsef said.
From Dec 4th's Globe and Mail

An article on Italy's referendum

The final paragraph

Doing so would require rewriting Italy’s new electoral law – known as the Italicum – which automatically gives the party that wins the second round of an election enough bonus seats to guarantee it a majority. If the rewritten Italicum reverts back to proportional representation, M5S’s chances of forming a government would fall because, unlike other parties, it refuses to form coalitions.


From Dec 5th Daily Express

Mr Renzi will formally stand down this morning after visiting Italian President Sergio Mattarella who will then have to embark on a round of consultations with party leaders before naming a new prime minister - Italy's fifth in as many years - who will be tasked with drawing up a new electoral law.

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