It was a little over six months ago that I sat down with Steve Dyck and Ken MacKay of Fair Vote Canada’s Guelph branch to talk about electoral reform, it’s various options, and what form it might take when the Trudeau government came back with its options this past December. Those were the days.
There’s been a lot of noise around the electoral reform portfolio over the last month or so, but not much movement. The promised reform seems even further away now with the Liberals issuing a minority report to the committee they organized on the matter, a much derided online survey that seems to accomplish nothing, and now, the Minister of Democratic Institutions that supervised it all, Maryam Monsef, has been shuffled off to the greener pastures as the Minister of Status of Women.
That did not go as hoped.
So in considering all that, I thought the time w [...]