MP Larry Miller Submits Report to Special Committee on Electoral Reform

October 14, 2016

A copy of the final report submitted to the Special Committee on Electoral Reform is available here: miller-erre-bruce-grey-owen-sound-consultation

MP Larry Miller Submits Report to Special Committee on Electoral Reform

 

Ottawa, ON – Yesterday, Larry Miller, Member of Parliament for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, submitted a report to the House of Commons Special Committee on Electoral Reform (ERRE) regarding the views of constituents in riding of Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound on electoral reform.

 

On July 7th, 2016, the ERRE committee adopted a motion that directed the committee to issue an invitation to each Member of Parliament to conduct a town hall meeting in their respective constituencies and provide the committee with a written report of the input received before October 14th, 2016.

 

To engage the greatest number of constituents possible, Mr. Miller decided to host a community tele-forum on electoral reform as well as invite constituents to submit written submissions to his office. The tele-forum was held on September 27th, 2016. Overall, a total of 5,526 individual households participated at some point during the call with peak attendance on the call being about 721 households over the course of the 1 hour live tele-forum. The report is reflective of the opinions expressed during the tele-forum as well as the written submissions that were received and individually review by Mr. Miller’s office. Furthermore, data collected from a riding-wide mailing was also used in the report.

 

“I was pleased to submit a report to the Special Committee on Electoral Reform to voice the concerns and opinions of a number of constituents in Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound,” said Miller. “I would like to thank all constituents that took the time to participate in the tele-forum as well as all of those who provided written comments to my office. While there is some limited interest in Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound for electoral reform, most do not see it as a priority and would expect a referendum on any proposal to change the system. I hope that the views of those in Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound are taken under consideration by the committee as they move forward.”

 

A copy of the final report that was submitted to the ERRE committee is attached with this release. Upon translation, the report will also be posted on the committee’s website.

 

For more information on the ERRE committee please visit; http://www.parl.gc.ca/Committees/en/ERRE.

 

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