The Legalt government has finally abandoned its election promise to reform the voting system, a sign of “excellent cynicism” according to the New Democracy Movement.
The office of Minister Sonia Label, who is responsible for democratic reforms, confirmed the news on Friday afternoon. She said she should base her decision on the pandemic “that turned everything upside down”.
“The reform of the voting system for Quebecs is clearly not a priority, we just experienced it. People are not there now,” said Florence Floyd, her press officer.
“Kubeckers’ top priorities are overcoming this health crisis, repairing the health network, restoring our economy, replacing missing positions in the services the state needs, ensuring success for all our children.” Our government will focus on these priorities in the coming months and years, “she said. .
However, according to the New Democracy Movement, the Citizens’ Organization, which has been campaigning for reform of the voting system for many years, is refusing to resubmit its promise of reforming the voting system on its next election platform in 2022. .
“Franois Legalt not only said he would not make his own Trudeau (even the Canadian prime minister gave up on that promise), but he said he could continue to be reluctant to give up,” said DND president and former Péquiste MP Jean-Pierre Charbone.
Noting the official reason given by Minister Sonia Label for the cabinet, he said members of the Coalition Avenir Quebec opposed it, fearing that their seats would be lost if the reform was adopted.
Jean-Pierre Charbone has promised “anger”, “shock” that he will fight in the coming months to “keep people in the next election” in connection with Francois Legalt’s broken promise.
Referendum in 2022
Keep in mind that the Prime Minister introduced in late 2019 a bill that would change the way elections are held in Quebec. At the same time, he announced that he would ask Cubans to vote on the question in a referendum that was not part of his initial promise.
Since then, the file has made little progress, as Sonia Label suggested last April that the bill could not be expected to be passed by October 2022.
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Bernard Drainville, New Education commentator