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Justin Trudeau Says He’s ‘Open’ To Replacing Canada’s First-Past-The-Post Voting System

He also revealed what kind of voting system he'd prefer to see in Canada.👇🗳

Justin Trudeau Says He’s ‘Open’ To Replacing Canada’s First-Past-The-Post Voting System

Liberal leader Justin Trudeau has revealed that he's not opposed to reforming Canada's current voting system, although he says he would not prefer proportional representation as an alternative.

Speaking from Ontario on Saturday, the current prime minister confirmed that he remains "open" to scrapping Canada's current first-past-the-post system.

"I have always been a fan of ranked ballots where people get to choose first choice, second choice, third choice," he told reporters on September 18. "I think it forces parties to come together and make a pitch to be the second choice of other voters and therefore they are less divisive as elections."

The party leader went on to say that he is "not a fan of proportional representation" as an alternative, as he says the system "gives more weight to smaller parties that are perhaps fringe parties."

He explained that electoral reform was considered by the Liberal Party "years ago" but there was no firm consensus among political parties.

Trudeau concluded by saying the issue was "not a priority" right now, but added, "if ever there is more of a consensus, it could be interesting to follow up on and I'd be open to that because I've never flinched in my desire for ranked ballots."

Canadians will head to the polls on Monday, September 20.

The CRB Is Set To End This Month But The Feds Are Reportedly ‘Discussing’ Extensions

The deputy PM says officials are discussing what will happen to Canada's COVID-19 benefits.👇

With just days to go until the Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB) is set to end, federal officials have said they're considering what will happen next.

Speaking Thursday, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland said that the prime minister and other federal officials are working alongside industry representatives and economists to determine a path forward.

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Canada Is Making Vaccination Mandatory For Federal Employees Even If They Work From Home

Exemptions can happen but they will be "exceedingly narrow," according to Justin Trudeau.

The Government of Canada's mandatory vaccination policy has come into effect for federal employees and it even applies to those who work from home.

On October 6, it was revealed that all employees in the core public administration — including those who work in federal government departments, the RCMP and the Canada Border Services Agency — must be fully vaccinated by October 29.

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The Canadian federal election was officially called as a minority victory for Justin Trudeau over two weeks ago, but one of the country's ridings has only just been formally decided.

The riding of Chateauguay-Lacolle near Montreal was finally called on Thursday, October 7, for the Liberals in a nail-biting finish that saw the winner decided by just 12 votes.

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Proof Of Vaccination For Travel Could Be Added To Your Flight Boarding Pass, Trudeau Says

The PM revealed that his government is working with major carriers in Canada to make the process simpler.

Your future flight boarding pass might include gate information, the departure time and even proof of vaccination for travel, according to the prime minister.

While announcing that passengers on planes and trains will need to be fully vaccinated to travel soon, Justin Trudeau revealed how this could work for air travel both in Canada and internationally.

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