The Current Electoral Method in Canada is Deeply Flawed


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Essay #: 058625
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The Current Electoral Method in Canada is Deeply Flawed
How the first past the post system undermines Canadian democracy – and how it can be rectified
This essay explores the matter of Canada’s current electoral method and describes how it fails Canadians and how it fails democracy; at the same time, the paper looks into how the current system can be reformed so as to give Canadians genuinely reflective and representational governance. The next several pages will look at the various problems with the first past the post system and will then examine why proportional representation is preferable. After much discussion, a hybrid system that allows for some compensatory proportional representation might be the best way of keeping everyone –...
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