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LarryMiller-featureBruce-Grey-Owen MP Larry Miller has responded to the Liberal campaign promise to end Canada's first-past-the-post electoral system. Quoting from a petition he is supporting, Miller notes that "the Liberal platform did not propose an alternative method of electing Members of Parliament, but only that the current system should change." The petition calls for a full national referendum on any such change.

Prime Minister Trudeau has asked Maryam Monsef, Minister of Democratic Institutions, in her mandate letter, to "bring forward a proposal to establish a special parliamentary committee to consult on electoral reform, including preferential ballots, proportional representation, mandatory voting and online voting."

The full text of Mr. Miller's media release is below....

LarryMiller-featureDear Editor,
I find myself agreeing with Les MacPherson of the Saskatoon StarPhoenix when he stated that "Fragile as pretzel sticks are Liberal campaign promises". Since October 19th, this Government has had a steady record of broken promises. Having already broken at least 4 promises in less than 2 months in office, this Government is on pace to pass the McGuinty-Wynne Ontario Government for overall broken promises while in office. From faulty promises on Syrian refugees to a now steady stream of economic miscalculation, this Government owes all Canadians an explanation on why their campaign promises were so fundamentally flawed.
I would like to focus on two recent issues that have come to light about economic promises that the Government made during the campaign. The first promise was a "Middle-class tax cut". I put this in quotation marks because to this date we are still unclear on what the Prime Minister defines as middle-class. We do know that his Parliamentary Secretaries who earn


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