Defend Democracy is a grassroots effort to put pressure on Justin Trudeau’s Liberals to commit to holding a national referendum on the issue of electoral reform prior to enacting any changes.
We believe firmly that no one government has the moral authority to fundamentally alter the nature of our democratic system without direct approval from Canadians.
Defend Democracy is not advocating for or against electoral reform itself, particularly since specific reform proposals haven’t been made. We are focused on ensuring Canadians have the final say over any reform package, regardless of the specifics of the proposal. It’s our hope that support for the democratic process itself comes from Canadians of every political stripe.
Our democracy deserves nothing less.