OTTAWA – Two years after appearing to break their promise on electoral reform, the Liberal Party made a surprise announcement on Wednesday night that they are again planning to change Canada’s voting system to proportional representation.
“We have evolved on the issue,” said Karina Gould, the Minister of Democratic Institutions. “The ethical and philosophical underpinnings of the concept of democracy has changed so much in the last month. The people’s voices deserve to be heard. We’re only doing this for the people.”
While some have speculated that this about face on the issue is a direct result of Jody Wilson-Raybould’s damaging testimony today about the PM’s office attempting to influence the prosecution of a criminal case against Liberal donor SNC-Lavalin, Gould was quick to put that theory to rest.
“Even if there were some kind of scandal set to scare away all our swing voters, which I am certainly not aware of,” Gould said, quickly. ”We’re not doing this to cynically cling onto power as the deciding third party in a proportional government. We’re doing this for the principle. We’re only doing this for the people.”
“Did I mention we’re only doing this for the people?”
According to sources, Conservatives were realizing that wishing on a monkey’s paw that the Liberals have a party-shaking scandal might have had unintended consequences.