A special all-party committee on electoral reform is recommending the Trudeau government hold a national referendum on a newly designed proportional voting system.
In his 2015 campaign, Justin Trudeau promised to change the way Canadians vote before the next federal election.
The long-awaited final report, at 392-pages long, made its recommendation Thursday.
The opposition-dominated committee says it could be done before the next election in 2019.
It’s recommended the Liberals undertake “a period of comprehensive and effective citizen engagement” before proposing any specific voting system, since many Canadians have not been engaged enough in the issue.
Trudeau previously suggested the public has lost interest in electoral reform since last year’s election.
The Liberals were widely criticized after rejecting the idea of a national referendum on a new voting system.