Government | Elections

End first-past-the-post voting system and explore alternative electoral reform options.

In progress

Source: Liberal platform | Page 27 October 5, 2015

Tuesday March 22, 2016 | 2016 Federal Budget (page 209)

2016 Federal Budget

Chapter 7 > Electoral Reform

The Government has committed to restore public trust and faith in the political system by demonstrating to Canadians that their votes count and help shape the policies their governments pursue. As a first step, the Government is committed to working with Parliamentarians to establish a special all-party committee with a mandate to study electoral reform options that would be the basis for a crosscountry consultation.

Budget 2016 proposes to provide up to $10.7 million over four years, starting in 2016–17, to conduct outreach, raise awareness and encourage the participation of Canadians in consultations on voting system reform. This will complement the work of the Parliamentary committee so that reforms to our democratic institutions are developed through an open and transparent engagement process that includes all Canadians.