What is happening to Canada?
It appears that we are entering a more intense phase of the balkanization of
Canada. Recent events are more about coalition vs. no coalition, I feel the
current crisis will soon prove to be about whether we can keep the Canadian
confederation together. Things are due to come to a head over the next five years, maybe the next five months. What are the causes, symptoms and solutions of the
balkanization that is now intensifying?
Cause: Underlying regional differences. They have always been there, and will
always be there. But the electoral system Canada currently uses magnifies
regionalism by rewarding seats of power to optimal concentrations of voting
blocs, rather than to the general will across the country.