St. Albert – St. Albert-Edmonton MP Michael Cooper said he and his party colleagues will make it a top priority to fight any changes to Canada’s electoral system without holding a national referendum on the matter. Recently Minister Dominic LeBlanc said that the government is intent on ramming through changes to Canada’s electoral system without Canadians having a say through a referendum.
“It is fundamental that when you change the basic rules of democracy, everyone has to have a say,” said Cooper. Cooper continued: “It is unacceptable that the Liberal government would try to use their majority to fundamentally change the way Canadians elect their government. It is clear that they have a pre-determined agenda to fix the electoral rules to benefit the Liberal Party. It’s not about improving the electoral system for Canadians. It’s about
improving the electoral system for the Liberal Party.”
“I along with my colleagues in the party will vigorously fight this illegitimate and arrogant Liberal approach. This will be at the top of our agenda when Parliament resumes later this month. We will stand-up and speak loudly against the unilateral stance taken by the Liberal Party to deny Canadians a referendum on how they elect their MPs.”