“Bearing all this in mind, any electoral system for a geographically broad and regionally diverse country like Canada will need to be founded on four principles:
- Local Representation – the principle of all geographic areas of the country having a particular representative in the House of Commons to represent their interests.
- Fair Representation – ensuring the voices of all Canadians are fairly represented in the House of Commons.
- Equality of the Vote – ensuring each voter’s ballot has equal influence in determining the election’s winner.
- Effective Government – the ability of the system to result in the easy selection of a stable government that is able to govern the country.
These point the way to the most likely PR alternative acceptable to Canadians: a mixed member proportional system.”