Policy flip flops make first past the post costly

“No matter who you are, first-past-the-post has a negative economic impact on your life.” – Hugh Segal, PR advocate

This is exactly what he was talking about. The policy lurches of winner-take-all voting cost us all, and not just in money.

Many people who opposed the last government are celebrating these reversals now, but will they be celebrating in 5 years? In 8 years? Do we want to see more rounds of strategic voting so we can keep landing back where we started?

Research shows that over time, countries with proportional representation outperform those who use winner-take-all systems in part because of the two C’s: Collaboration and Continuity.” Fair Vote Canada

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