moved for leave to introduce Bill C-329, An Act to amend the Referendum Act (reform of the electoral system of Canada).
Mr. Speaker, the bill would change the Referendum Act to contemplate a nationwide referendum on the electoral system by which we elect our governments.
People would know that our first past the post system has been patently unfair to smaller parties and that we are not represented to reflect the popular vote which we receive.
We believe the Referendum Act should be amended to enable, if and when this Parliament chooses, a nationwide referendum to take place, to see if Canadians want to change their electoral system to envision some form of proportional representation at such time of their choosing.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)