SINGH WON'T FORCE ELECTION UNTIL CONFIDENCE RESTORED IN CANADA'S ELECTORAL SYSTEM
May 30, 2023
By Bob Komsic
A non-binding motion from NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is calling to former governor general David Johnston to step down as special rapporteur into foreign election interference and for a public inquiry to be called and presided over by someone ”with unanimous support from all recognized parties in the House.”
Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre wants the NDP to break its coalition with the Liberals if there’s no public inquiry.
Singh is in no hurry.
”I would question the approach of creating the conditions for an election, or triggering an election, as not serious about protecting our democracy,” adds the NDP leader.
”If we want to protect our democracy, I would think the approach should be, let’s put in place new measures … I would like to see a series of steps being taken and that to me would show some real seriousness about protecting our electoral system.”