Letters: Call for national referendum

I am glad to see that MP Ruimy is making attempt to consult the people of Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge on electoral reform.

Liberal Dan Ruimy defeated Conservative Mike Murray in the 2015 federal election.

Editor, The News;

Re: Town hall meeting on voting system (The News, July 13).

Canadians deserve a referendum before changing the way we vote.

I am glad to see that MP Dan Ruimy is finally making an attempt to consult the people of Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge on the issue of electoral reform through a town hall meeting.

I am also glad that he is not charging people for the privilege of attending such an event like his Liberal colleague in Dufferin–Caledon.

I was eager for an event like this to take place, but unfortunately I will not be able to attend the town hall as I am with my daughter, who is due to have my first grandchild.

The Liberal government has been extremely disappointing in its handling of this issue. It continues to claim that its position has strong support, yet the Liberals are doing everything they can to avoid holding a referendum on the issue.

If they are so confident, then they should be eager to put the question to all Canadians, because it is the people who should choose how they vote for their elected representatives.

I encourage the people of Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge to attend the town hall and call for a national referendum.

Governments ought to reflect the will of the people and not just the will of their party donors.

Mike Murray

Conservative

candidate of record

Pitt Meadows–Maple Ridge

 

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