The QLP will review its position on the reform of the voting system

Le PLQ va revoir sa position sur la réforme du mode de scrutin

Photo: Graham Hughes The canadian Press
The reform of the voting system will not be the subject of a referendum, also reiterated Ms. LeBel on Tuesday.

The Quebec liberal Party has not said its last word in the debate on the mode of voting. Elected officials will discuss the possibility of reviewing the non-categorical opposed by the government Couillard to the establishment of a mode of proportional representation compensatory mixed, to which the CAQ, the PQ and QS subscribe, said Marwah Rizqy.

“We will see what we can do to participate in the debate. […] It’s obviously going to reflect in caucus some of the arguments that have been raised, ” said the member of parliament for Saint-Laurent in a media scrum on Tuesday.

Behind her, the Justice minister, Sonia LeBel, has reiterated its commitment to establish a new mode of voting, which ” will better reflect the vote expressed, while preserving the representation of the regions and taking into account the stability of future governments “, in time for the election on October 1, 2022.

Even if she believes it could change the electoral rules through a simple law passed by the 75 elected caquistes, the 10 elected pq members and the 10 elected in solidarity, Ms. Lebel is seeking a “broad consensus” on the need to establish a method of proportional voting, mixed compensatory regional. “A broad consensus requires efforts of information and education among the population and of civil society “, she argued alongside members of the Mouvement Démocratie Nouvelle (MDN), Jean-Pierre Charbonneau and Françoise David.

It is not naive person, and we know again that there is a lot of work, a lot of resistance and many of the reefs in front of us, but we are confident

— Jean-Pierre Charbonneau

In this spirit, the government of québec will provide, over the next two years, $ 225,000 DND to conduct a “campaign” to information on the “ins and outs of the reform” promised.

After having fought for twenty years in favour of a reform of the voting system, the ex-member of the national Assembly Jean-Pierre Charbonneau ” sees glimpses of the light at the end of the tunnel “. “It is not naive person, and we know again that there is a lot of work, a lot of resistance and many of the reefs in front of us, but we are confident “, said the president of the DND.

No referendum

According to the model currently selected, 75 of the 125 seats in the national Assembly could be reserved for members representing electoral districts, the boundaries of which one would marry those of the ridings in quebec’s federal electoral map. The other 50 seats would be distributed between political parties according to the proportion of votes they obtained in each of the regions.

The reform of the voting system will not be the subject of a referendum, also reiterated Ms. LeBel on Tuesday. “It is important enough to be consulted the population, but I don’t think, and we do not believe at this stage that the referendum is the way to consult the population “, she argued in front of the press.

The vice-chair of the DND, Françoise David, is of the same opinion. “The referendum is not necessary. There are many other ways to consult the population, to ensure that the bill is well understood, to go and seek popular support, ” said the ex-spokesperson of Québec solidaire, of passage on the hill.

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