Sunday, January 22, 2006

Anne McLellan supports PR

from The Edmonton Sun:

The issue of proportional representation has come up at candidates forums and McLellan has surprised people by supporting it and fixed election dates.

She says she gets a different slant on it being from Alberta where the Liberals draw 25% of the vote and are lucky to elect one Liberal.

"I think there's momentum building behind electoral reform," she told a meeting of southeast Edmonton business people this week. "I think it will lead us to some form of proportional representation."

McLellan said it would be good for national unity to have more Liberals elected in the west and more Liberals and Conservatives in Quebec.

"This country is fragile in many respects," she said. "I think we need truly national parties to hold it together and understand every region."


Blogger Wayne Smith said...

Win or lose, the Edmonton chapter of FVC is going to be going after her to at least sign our petition.

And if she loses, maybe sit on our executive.

Jennifer Dailey-O'Cain

9:35 p.m.  

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