REFORM OF THE DEMOCRATIC INSTITUTIONS
REFORM OF THE ELECTORAL SYSTEM
The Green Party of Quebec supports a reform of the voting system so that the National Assembly is more representative of the popular vote. In this sense, we propose a mixed compensatory regional electoral system.
In this new voting system, voters would be invited to vote in two stages; firstly for a member of their constituency and secondly for the political party of their choice. Of the 125 MPs in the National Assembly, 75 would be constituency MPs (elected under FPTP) and 50 would be MPs for regional compensation.
The 50 compensation seats would be spread across 8 electoral regions. The seats in each electoral region would be distributed proportionally according to the votes cast for the political parties (second vote) using the Sainte-Laguë method. In the event that a party obtains more than 2% of the vote nationally without successfully electing a regional or constituency MP, the number of seats in the National Assembly would be increased so that Parties can be represented in a room.
FIXED DATES ELECTIONS
With regard to fixed date elections, the DMP supports this principle and considers that the law should be strengthened, so as to close the loopholes allowing the government party to ask the lieutenant-governor for the dissolution of the National Assembly at any time. .
FIRST NATIONS REPRESENTATION
In a perspective of reconciliation with the Aboriginal nations, the National Assembly of Quebec will have to offer at least one seat in chambers for each of the 11 nations of Quebec, as well as for those who live off reserves. This change should be the subject of consultation with First Nations and should be implemented with the consent of First Nations and with respect to our nation-to-nation relationship with Aboriginal peoples.