MP should hold town hall
To the Editor,
I was disappointed to receive MP Jamie Schmale’s "survey" on electoral reform in the mail. I understand the special committee struck to recommend changes to the Canadian voting system requested all members of Parliament to consult with their constituents about reforming the system, preferably with a town hall meeting. However, the material sent by MP Schmale is not an announcement of a consultative public meeting. Instead it is a call for a referendum and appears designed to alarm voters that the government is trying to ride roughshod over democracy. If MP Schmale is truly interested in people participating in the electoral reform process, why not hold a well-publicized meeting open to everyone where all voting options are openly debated? Then that information can be passed on to the electoral committee, as requested.