Visit with Marwan Tabbara, MP for Kitchener South–Hespeler

Hello FairVoting Friends,

On Friday, 15 January 2016, FVC-WR visited Marwan Tabbara, MP for Kitchener-South Hespeler. We had an excellent discussion about the strengths of proportional representation and the issues with Alternative Vote (similar to FPTP but with ranked ballots). Marwan listened respectfully and asked intelligent questions. We greatly appreciated his openness to proportional representation and his willingness to research all electoral systems to determine the best electoral system for Canada. The overwhelming evidence is in support of proportional representation, so if the decision on what to replace FPTP is made based on evidence then 2019 will be our first fair election in 152 years!

It was also clear to us in our conversation with both Raj and Marwan that MPs need to hear from their constituents about which issues are important to them. A quick email, phone call or better yet a visit from constituents can make all the difference in letting our MPs know that proportional representation is key to fair elections and a parliament that works for all Canadians.

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