This is the thirteenth in the Whoa!Canada: Proportional Representation Series
Meet the ERRE Special Committee on Electoral Reform.
These Members of Parliament are currently engaged in conducting an Electoral Reform Consulatation with Canadians — both online and off — as mandated by the Federal Government.
Francis Scarpaleggia ~ Liberal
M.P./député Lac-Saint-Louis Chair Liberal Caucus/président caucus libéral
John Aldag ~ Liberal
Member of Parliament for Cloverdale – Langley City
Matt DeCourcey ~ Liberal
Member of Parliament for Fredericton / Député de Fredericton
Ruby Sahota ~ Liberal
MP – Brampton North
Sherry Romanado ~ Liberal
Députée féderale pour Longueuil-Charles-Lemoyne / Member of Parliament for Longueuil-Charles-LeMoyne
Scott Reid ~ Conservative
MP for Lanark – Frontenac – Kingston
Gérard Deltell ~ Conservative
Député de Louis-Saint-Laurent à la Chambre des communes
Blake Richards ~ (Conservative)
MP for Banff — Airdrie
replaced Hon. Jason Kenney ~ Conservative
Member of Parliament for Calgary Midnapore
Nathan Cullen ~ NDP critic for Democratic Reform and Environment & Climate Change
Member of Parliament for Skeena-Bulkley Valley
Alexandre Boulerice ~ NDP
Député de Rosemont La Petite-Patrie
Elizabeth May ~ Leader of Green Party,
Member of Parliament for Saanich-Gulf Islands
Luc Thériault ~ Bloc Québécois
Député de Montcalm et leader parlementaire du Bloc Québécois
ACTING MEMBERS (Temporary)
• William Amos for John Aldag (Liberal)
• Greg Fergus for John Aldag (Liberal)
• David J. McGuinty for Ruby Sahota (Liberal)
• Sylvie Boucher for Scott Reid (Conservative)
• Blake Richards for Hon. Jason Kenney (Conservative) see above
• Pat Kelly for Hon. Jason Kenney (Conservative)
• Tom Kmiec for Hon. Jason Kenney (Conservative)
• Alain Rayes (Conservative)
• David Christopherson for Nathan Cullen (NDP)
• Matthew Dubé for Nathan Cullen (NDP)
• Daniel Blaikie for Alexandre Boulerice (NDP)
• Sheri Benson for Alexandre Boulerice (NDP)
• Gabriel Ste-Marie for Luc Thériault (Bloc Québécois)
The Committee will present its findings to the MINISTER of Democratic Institutions
Maryam Monsef ~ Liberal
Member of Parliament for Peterborough—Kawartha
ERRE Special Committee on Electoral Reform meetings in Ottawa that had been broadcast live by CPAC (on local cable station, Parlvu and still available to watch on CPAC).
If you use twitter, use the #ERRE #Q hashtag for anything you want the committee to consider.
The Committee will also be travelling throughout Canada to meet with Canadians during the consultation period. All MPs are encouraged to hold Town Hall meetings with citizens in their respective ridings. Everyone should contact their local MPs constituency office for details of these events. Because the time line is so tight, it is important these be scheduled very soon.
If your MP is not making any move to hold a town hall, or if you are concerned that your MP may not support Proportional Representation, please call or write. Whether or not you’re inside or outside Waterloo Region, you’ll find some good ideas about what you might say from the WRGreens’ Push for Proportional Representation Action page.
For more info check out PR 4 Canada Resources
and don’t forget to check out the PR4Canada Resources page!
The photo Nathan Cullen in Montreal ©by Jonathan Allard was released under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0) license, so my “Nathan Cullen’s Proposal” graphicgraphic is also shared with a free culture Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Parliament Buildings by Roger Duhamel is in the Public Domain
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