As an American who is currently planning to attend college in Canada, how can I help pressure Trudeau on electoral reform? I am very worried that the current "first past the post" system could put the Conservatives in power, I have doubts that the NDP could win, and while I'm not very happy with the Liberals, I still have to admit that ineffectual centrist leadership is much better than whatever O'Leary's planning. Any advice?
Since you aren’t Canadian, you won’t be able to contact an MP. You could email/phone the Prime Minister, but I’m not sure how likely they would be to listen to you since you’re not Canadian.
You could organize or attend protests once you’re in Canada. You can share information about electoral reform and why its needed on social media.
I wouldn’t count out the NDP. In the past 2 elections they came very close to coming into power. It doesn’t have to be a choice between terrifying Conservatives and ineffectual Liberals. In fact your best choice in getting electoral reform is probably voting for or supporting the NDP. They’ve been advocating for electoral reform for decades, and support proportional representation.
Anyways, hope that helps.