Why should I support Chong’s Reform? Custom arguments here!
If you’re a left winger, you probably think Harper is an undemocratic control freak. This bill can help rein him in. Green Party leader Elizabeth May probably has the least self-interested view on this, and she is pushing for it. Plus, Harper’s indicated he’s against it, so shouldn’t you be for it?
If you’re a right winger, you likely believe in local accountability and don’t trust entrenched Ottawa-based power. Conservative MPs like James Rajotte, Stella Ambler, Larry Miller and Kyle Seebeack support this reform, and there may be many more willing to risk Harper’s displeasure and do so. Conservatives-sitting-as-independents Brent Rathberger (who’s been talking about this for a long time) and Dean Del Maestro support it, as do Preston Manning, Monte Solberg, Joe Clark and Hugh Segal. You should too.