GLOBE AND MAIL: Want to rewrite Canadian democracy? Hold a referendum

“Mr. Trudeau is mistaken in arguing that a change to the foundation of Canadian democracy can be treated as just a regular piece of legislation. He cannot seriously believe that a promised special parliamentary committee on electoral reform, its government members drawn from a House where MPs have traditionally taken daily dictation from their party leader, will really be independent and non-partisan. Nor can any member of the government assert with a straight face that euphemistically “consulting” the people is the same as actually consulting them democratically, with a vote. That’s just politics as usual, isn’t it?”

– Globe and Mail Editorial, January 4, 2016

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