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Is electoral reform the Conservatives’ golden ticket?

To the Editor,

During the next federal election, voters will have an opportunity to re-elect Trudeau’s ultra-socialist government that is proposing to spend about half-a-trillion dollars on COVID, with little or no input from the people, while he is busy telling us it’s none of our-business where and how all that money will be spent.

Or, they can elect a Conservative government with a new leader committed to governing using science-based research and public consultation.

COVID opened the doors for Trudeau to put literally millions of Canadians on the public dole, while the middle-class tax-payers are getting squeezed like never before. Combining CERB with employment insurance and some additional daycare funding, an increasing number of low-income people will be voting Liberal in the next election.

This will represent a huge challenge for the Conservatives, as they will have to play the role of the responsible adult and advocate caution, while Trudeau is trying hard to transform Canada into a Cuban-style socialist haven.

To get some political traction the Conservatives will have to be very creative, and offer the voters something they wanted and voted for during the last election, and Trudeau ultimately denied them — electoral reform. It is a well-established fact the majority of Canadians want electoral reform, and that almost all of them want some form of Proportional Representation, and that includes a lot of federal MPs.

The Conservatives will have to abandon Harper’s anti-democratic antics and convince voters that unlike the Liberals, they support electoral reform 100 per cent, and that they are committed to adopting a proportional ballot. It will be a huge challenge to campaign on an electoral system that will embrace and protect everybody’s human rights to have inclusive democratic governments.

Trudeau will fight it tooth and nail, but it’s the only issue that will give the Conservatives the traction they need to win that election.

Andy Thomsen

Kelowna, B.C.