CUSJ Supports Supreme Court Challenge to First Past the Post
November 7th, 2011
The board of CUSJ declared its support, today, for L’Association Pour La Revendication Des Droits Démocratiques, the Quebec organization that is taking it’s challenge to the first-past-the-post voting system to the Supreme Court of Canada. The suit has made its way through all levels of Quebec court systems, failing at each level. Nevertheless there are important questions relating to Canadian constitutional rights that have not been answered by any of the judges. A successful suit could overturn the first-past-the-post electoral system and make way for proportional representation.
Frances Deverell, President