BILL TIELEMAN: Referendum must decide electoral changes

How we vote in a democracy is a fundamental question requiring Canadian voters to give their approval through a binding referendum because it will affect every election in a way far more important than any budget or policy decision.

At my strata condominium, our government-mandated rules state that on key questions the owners must vote 75% in favour for many changes to pass.

By contrast, why would we change our entire Canadian electoral system without at least a binding majority vote?

It should not be easier for MPs to change how we elect governments than for condo owners to repair their roof.

– NDP Strategist Bill Tieleman, December 14, 2015

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