Trudeau insists election reform still on table

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recommitted to electoral reform a day after Liberal MPs recommended abandoning his pledge to put a new voting system in place by 2019.In a conversation with the Star’s editorial board Friday, Trudeau refused to give up on reforming Canada’s 149-year-old electoral system in time for the next general election.“I make promises because I believe in them,” Trudeau said in Toronto. “I’ve heard loudly and clearly that Canadians want a better system of governance, a better system of choosing our governments, and I’m working very hard so that 2015 is indeed the last election under first-past-the-post.”Trudeau’s comments come after Liberal MPs on the all-party electoral reform committee recommended abandoning the prime minister’s election promise.In a supplemental comment to the committee’s 333-page report, released Thursday, Liberal MPs wrote that the 2019 deadline was overly hasty. The government representatives worried …
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