The election is over and it looks like fear loses, at least for now. Our former Conservative government, led by Stephen Harper, went down in flames to the Liberals, led by Justin Trudeau. Thus ends a decade of Conservative rule that was slowly turning Canada into the US. One of Trudeau's campaign promises was to replace Canada's first-past-the-post electoral system with some sort of proportional voting. This would prevent what has so frequently happened - a splitting of the left/central vote between the Liberals and the NDP (social democrats) allowing the Conservatives to win (sometimes big) with less than 50% of the votes. There were other promises but this is the one I want to see fulfilled first.
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Not knowing much on Canadian politics, but can sympathize with the unfairness of the FPTP system. We still have it in the UK Parliament, although the Welsh Government has a PR element attached. Mind you, in the grand scheme of things wrt UK systems, it's pretty moot, as national views …
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We have had Conservative majorities where they received less than 50%.
Most majority governments in Canada are based on far less than 50% popular support. Indeed the journalists' rule of thumb is that 40% popular vote will get you a majority gov't in Canada. Though recently there have …
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