The Liberal government in Ottawa appears to want to rush voting reform, to change Canadians’ voting system. While a facelift for democracy is needed, the Liberals should not try to do this without giving Canadians the final say. The voting system belongs to Canadians.
When government suggests a substantial change (this usually goes hand-in-hand with substantial cost to the taxpayer) that is beyond the day-to-day administration of their jurisdiction, and therefore beyond their mandate, a referendum is needed to allow citizen shareholders of government the final say.
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