A local advocate for changing Canada’s voting system is celebrating a deal in Ottawa.
The government will allow the Greens and Bloc onto a parliamentary committee that will study what should replace first-past-the-post.
The 12-members will be allocated based on each party’s share of the popular vote in the last election. The Liberals will not have a majority.
Maryam Monsef, the Minister of Democratic Institutions essentially agreed with the NDP compromise proposal.
Ann Remnant in Nelson who is with Fair Vote Canada and a green party member says the ball is now rolling on electoral reform.
Remnant was behind the recent 600-signature petition in the Nelson area calling for the feds to get moving on things.
Picture – Ann Remnant hands MP Wayne Stetski a petition in January 2016