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Thursday, June 9, 2016

Dumb Dumb's abound in the Conservative Party

Electoral reform referendum impossible under current rules: ex chief electoral officer

The opposition Conservatives have been calling loudly for a referendum on electoral reform, but Canada’s former chief electoral officer says they had better take a closer look at the rules.
“You can only hold a federal referendum in Canada on a constitutional matter. And changing the electoral system is not a constitutional matter,” Jean-Pierre Kingsley told the West Block’s Tom Clark.

That creates something of a quandary for anyone who thinks Canadians should be allowed to vote on if, and how, our electoral system might change. A referendum would require a tweaking of the very rules that govern referendums, Kingsley said.

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