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LETTER: Referendum Act needs amendments

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When Jordan Brown, MLA for Charlottetown-Brighton, tabled Bill 38 (The Electoral System Referendum Act), I felt frustrated and angry — both as a supporter for proportional representation and more generally as a resident of P.E.I. A recent guest opinion piece “Democracy red alert” raised my awareness and understanding of the bill and how we can move forward.

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I live in District 12 and my MLA is Richard Brown. I would like for Mr. Brown to bring forth amendments to the bill and to address the issues such as the limits and bans on spending, the threshold for change, and lack of expense allowance for education to help inform islanders about proportional representation.

If you are reading this — regardless of whether you support proportional representation or not—please ask your MLA to review Bill 38 and ask them to propose amendments before the bill comes into force.

Brittany Jakubiec,


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