First-Past-the-Post turns Canadians off politics
According to Susan Delecourt Canadians are not into politics:
“Politicians, partisans and political junkies may have to confront a harsh truth — Canadians just aren’t that into you.”
This comes from a study by Samara which says Canadians are political "lighweights."
I think the problem is our corrupt voting system, First-Past-the-Post. It engenders hyper-partisan, polarizing politics that make Canadians tune out. According to Andrew Coyne:
“When a candidate needs only a small slice of the electorate to win he has little incentive to make himself less obnoxious to the rest; indeed, he has every incentive to amp up the us-and-them rhetoric, the better to lock down his support.”
Canada and the UK are the only two developed countries that still use the antiquated system.
We need to upgrade to Preferential Voting (ranked ballot) or Proportional Representation so Canadians tune back in.
The Liberals support the first system, the NDP and Greens the second. Canadians should decide which democratic voting system they prefer.