Reforming Canada's Elections
Maybe Americans might wake up and demand
election reform so our vote has real meaning.
(Macleans) - New Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has reignited debate about changing the way Canadians select their federal representatives. In a sweeping speech on the theme of “fair and open government,” the Liberal leader promised last week that, if he wins this fall’s election, he will convene an all-party committee to study the options, then enact some replacement for first-past-the-post within a mere 18 months.
Asked why he thinks the time is right for reform, Trudeau pointed to declining voter turnout (down to 61 per cent in the 2011 federal election, from 75 per cent of eligible voters in 1988) and discontent over the fact that Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservatives managed to win 54 per cent of the seats in the House with just 39 per cent of the popular vote in the last federal election.
Trudeau wouldn’t say, however, what sort of reform he’s leaning toward. Instead, he proposed a wide-open “national engagement process” to study ideas “such as ranked ballots, proportional representation, mandatory voting and online voting.”
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Warning to American ReadersA
American readers please do not be frightened of the election results posted below. The voters of Canada had 23 political parties on their ballots with 5 parties winning seats in Parliament. In the rest of the world this is called a free election. Voters all over the world normally have multiple real and meaningful political parties to select from.
Meanwhile back in the USA our Sheeple like voters are force fed a phony "choice" of two corrupt parties that are bought and paid for by open borders Wall Street interests.
Maybe we should try free elections in America.
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