Now is no time to be provoking political instability in Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday as he justified turning his back — his words — on his unequivocal promise to change the way Canadians elect their federal government.
Trudeau, travelling through the Arctic on a so-called “listening tour” of town hall meetings and photo-ops, has been confronted repeatedly by people who want to discuss why he’s no longer committed to electoral reform.
“It is because I felt it was not in the best interests of our country and of our future that I turned my back on that promise,” Trudeau said Friday when asked by a member of the audience about why he abandoned the plan.
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