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Fair Vote Canada’s AGM in Montréal, on June 3, 2017, on Loyola campus, featured a wide variety of speakers, including Darren Hughes, Deputy Chief Executive of the UK Electoral Reform Society; Andrew Coyne, political pundit on CBC’s At Issue Panel and columnist at the National Post; and a panel of Québec politicos including Sol Zanetti (Option Nationale), Manon Massé (Québec Solidaire); Alex Tyrell (Parti vert du Québec); and Jean-Sébastien Dufresne (Mouvement démocratie nouvelle). There were on-site interpreters, a lunch, lots of handshaking, and a few moments of merriment. About 50 people attended.
The parliamentary vote on the recommendations of the Liberal government’s committee for electoral reform (ERRE) took place on May 31 2017. The ERRE had recommended proportional representation for Canada, without prescribing a specific model. Their recommendations were rejected.
Only two Liberal MPs broke ranks and voted YES to PR on May 31 2017.