Canadian Electoral Reform – A Debated Venture


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Canadian Electoral Reform – A Debated Venture
Canadians in favour of electoral reform towards clearer majority-supported legislatures or more assurance of local representation can be surprised to learn that electoral reform is by no means a novel cause. The defects of the ‘first past the post wins’ system that has shaped electoral politics and elections in Canada since Confederation are well known, and they appear and reappear in many countries that have also inherited the British democratic system that some have seen fit to revise as others adhere to a now traditional method of determining winners and governments. This paper argues that Canadian electoral reform is inevitable given wider awareness of disproportionate results,...
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