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PQ leadership candidate Veronique Hivon promising electoral reform

Hivon said any electoral-reform changes would have to go to a province-wide referendum


 

QUEBEC – Parti Quebecois leadership candidate Veronique Hivon promised Tuesday to introduce electoral reform if she becomes premier.

Hivon said changes need to be implemented to take into account the percentage of votes garnered by each party represented in the national assembly.

She did not specify which system she prefers.

Hivon said any electoral-reform changes would have to go to a provincewide referendum.

The former cabinet minister also wants more free votes in the legislature.

“From the moment I become party leader in the fall, it is something that will be applied on a more sustained basis,” she said.

She and fellow ex-cabinet ministers Alexandre Cloutier and Jean-Francois Lisee are the three declared candidates so far in the race to succeed Pierre Karl Peladeau as permanent PQ leader.


 

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