Cullen Calls Trudeau A Liar, After PM Abandons Electoral Reform Promise

Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen is calling the Prime Minister a liar, after Justin Trudeau announced Wednesday he's abandoning his campaign promise to change Canada's voting system.

Trudeau said Canadians have made it clear that electoral reform is not a priority.

But Cullen -- the NDP's Democratic Reform Critic -- said this proves Trudeau would say anything to get elected.  

"What Mr Trudeau proved himself today was to be a liar, was to be of the most cynical variety of politician, saying whatever it takes to get elected, then once elected seeking any excuse, however weak, however absent to justify that lie to Canadians."

Newly appointed Democratic Institutions Minister Karina Gould says the decision comes despite a report from a special Commons committee -- which included Cullen -- that recommended the government create a new voting system.