Analysis of Mixed Member Proportional Representation

“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.”

Is the sun setting on our first-past-the-post electoral system?

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