Electoral Reboot: Changing How Canadians Vote?

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Electoral Reboot: Changing How Canadians Vote?

The government has abandoned its plan to change Canada’s electoral system for the 2019 election.

The 2015 Liberal platform called for an end to traditional “first past the voting,” and promised legislation by spring 2017.

A special committee considered alternatives in 2016 before recommending a referendum on proportional representation. However, there was not full consensus among the committee’s 12 MPs, with Liberals and the NDP/Greens adding supplementary reports.

The government also conducted an online survey late last year.