I am very pleased to announce that we have been called to testify before the Parliamentary Commission on Bill 39, which seeks to establish a new voting system in Quebec. This is the first time that a representative of the Green Party of Quebec will be formally heard by a parliamentary committee in 35 years of existence.

I intend to take this rare opportunity to remind the government and Minister Lebel that it is essential that Premier Legault respect the agreement he signed with me and other leaders in the lead-up to the 2018 election. In our written agreement, Premier Legault committed his party to the implementation of a PROPORTIONAL voting system.

Although Bill 39, that has been tabled in parliament proposes a reform of the voting system, but the proposed system is NOT proportional as stipulated in the agreement. I hope the government will listen to reason and make several important changes to this bill.

Alex Tyrrell
Leader of the Green Party of Quebec


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