I received this disappointing email from @FairVoteCanada dedicating paragraphs to my #LPC MP for his "action" on electoral reform. The thing is, he was elected on this promise, & it was a lie. He continues to run for & support this party who will not implement ER. Image
They gave 2 lines to the candidates who are running for parties that will implement ER. So which is it @FairVoteCanada? Do you want us to support complicity or vote for change? #Elxn44 #cdnpoli
they give him kudos for asking his govt to apologize for this. No. I don't want an apology. I want to vote in people who will make it happen. That should have been the focus of their email.
Fellow #BeachesEastYork neighbours, please let @FairVoteCanada know they need to do better. The goal is to work towards reform, not get the same guy a job that he got disingenuously.
Here's the email so others can determine if it's a fair representation of the options in this riding. Image
This is what you get when you focus on a single issue without critical analysis for a pathway to success. Way to uphold the status quo.

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