Cullen wants any House of Commons committee to have its seats distributed along the last election results.
“Here’s the nightmare scenario for the Liberals; if they are the only ones voting on a new voting system Canadians will be rightly suspicious that new system favours Liberals. It only makes logical sense.”
Cullen tabled his plan in a letter to Minister for Democratic Institutions, Maryam Monsef today in Ottawa.
“I’ve since had conversations with government members and they have not immediately shot it down.” Cullen said with a laugh “In politics, that’s a good start.”
A typical house of commons committee would exclude both the Green Party and Bloc Quebecois because neither have official party status.
“More than a half a million Canadians supported both of those parties. This is an unprecedented thing we are doing, it’s historic so let’s do it in a way that’s much more inclusive and fair.”