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E-Petition calling for referendum on electoral reform

I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year first uses of the e-petition system, which was
and all the best for 2016. Although the House of Jim Eglinski introduced this year. This petition was created by
Commons only sat for one week at the end of 2015, Michael Rybacha, on December 10, 2015, using the
there were a number of issues that have caused MP Yellowhead new system through which Canadians can create,
sign, and monitor e-petitions on the Parliament of
concern from our fiscal situation to significant Canada website, at:
changes to our electoral system. The new
government has stated that this past federal election reforms to a referendum. Further, in peer countries,
will be the last conducted under the first-past-the- New Zealand and the United Kingdom, the people The government is proposing fundamental change
post electoral system. were similarly consulted by way of referenda. to our democratic system and Canadians must be
The Liberal Party has committed to unilaterally Modern democratic societies overwhelmingly given a direct vote on the final proposal, whatever it
changing the way Canadians vote without their support the use of referenda when changes to an turns out to be. I encourage any Canadian who
values democracy to sign this petition, or others like
direct consultation. Not since the 1950s has a electoral system are proposed.
Canadian government tried to alter their electoral I believe that no system should be enacted into law it, to ensure your voice is heard by the government.
system without consulting their people in a unless it has been expressly approved by the voters
referendum. The Liberal Government in British in a referendum. To that end, a new electronic
Columbia (2005 and 2009), Prince Edward Island petition calling for a referendum on electoral reform
(2005), and Ontario (2007), put their proposed is now available. The petition e-48 marks one of the

We would like to thank everybody that helped with T
To our Family o our Family
and Friendsriends
the funeral and for all the support with prayers, and F
meals, flowers and cards for our Marilyn, With the loss ith the loss
of our son
of our son
and support for Terry and the boys. Jordon Michael
Jordon Michael
Love You All! Radcliffe
Thank You & God Bless!
John & Grace Vanderveen

Perhaps you sent a lovely card,
Or sat quietly in a chair,
Perhaps you sent a floral piece,
If so we saw it there.
Perhaps you spoke the kindest words,
As any friend could say;
photo Deanna Mitchener Perhaps you were not there at all,
Just thought of us that day.
Halle Koide spend times at the Library on January Whatever you did to console our hearts,
4. “I try to come to the library as much as I can We thank you so much, whatever the part.
inbetween going to school and working. It is a Love Doug, Trish and Brandon Radcliffe
great place to come and just relax.
In Loving Memory

Shandy Leigh Reichenbacher

May 25, 2003 - January 8, 2015

Somewhere over the rainbow bluebirds fly, The family of Marilyn Shuflada

in that land that you dreamed of once in a lullaby. (Vanderveen) would like to thank
everyone for the love and support
to us during the loss of our loved

We appreciate the flowers and
delicious food everyone provided to
us before and after the funeral.

Our family would like to thank the
church family for their prayers, time
and involvement in the funeral
service. We would also like to thank
her fellow bus drivers and school
divisions for all the treasured
moments with kids and parents and

We also would like to thank her A&W family that she so loved to
be a part of and serving her wonderful customers.

We only had you for awhile, The Shuflada family would like to thank all the wonderful people
for such generous donations and sympathy cards in our time of
Earth angels cannot stay. need at these troubling times.

You whispered soft goodbye’s to us, I pray for your sympathy for anyone I have missed to thank in
And then you flew away. the sad passing of Marilyn My Love.

Remembering and Loving you Always,
Nana, Grandpa and Auntie Gabby
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