Far too many Canadians are currently represented in Parliament by people they voted against.
Over 60% of Canadians did not vote for Stephen Harper’s Conservatives, yet the Conservatives enjoy a majority of seats in the House of Commons – a false majority.
Canada needs a proportional-representation voting system to better reflect the political preferences of Canadians: A party receiving 40% of the vote should receive 40% of the seats. Under the mixed member proportional (MMP) system favoured by the NDP – which combines proportional representation of parties in Parliament with the direct election of an MP in each constituency – your vote will truly count.
We the undersigned residents of Canada recognize the following:
Therefore, we call on Parliament to adopt a proportional representation voting system so that the House of Commons better reflects the diversity and political preferences of all Canadians.