Prime Minister Trudeau indicated in an interview with Le Devoir that electoral reform might not be necessary at this time because Canadians are satisfied with his government.
“Under Mr. Harper, there were so many people dissatisfied with the government and its approach that they were saying, ‘We need an electoral reform so that we can no longer have a government we don’t like,'” Trudeau explained.
“However, under the current system, they now have a government they are more satisfied with. And the motivation to want to change the electoral system is less urgent.”
The Liberal Party did campaign in the last election that the 2015 federal election would be the last fought under the first-past-the-post system.
The government has received criticism for setting up the parliamentary committee on electoral reform in order to put forth a system that would best advantage the Liberal Party of Canada, a ranked ballot system. The government has since conceded to the opposition and modified the committee membership to include all parties in the house of commons.
The United States, the United Kingdon and Canada are the last western democratic countries that continue to use the first-past-the-post voting system.