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May 24, 2016 |
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What do Canadian journalists have against electoral reform?

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I feel like writing a letter to the editor about surly, negative journalistic reactions to the prospect of electoral reform. There are exceptions, though only Andrew Coyne of the National Post comes to mind.

Many journalists seem preemptively nostalgic for a foul, undemocratic system that has only longevity in its favour, like the death penalty in the U.S. Pardon, the death penalty may have more to be said for it.

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| May 13, 2016
May 13, 2016 |
Fair Vote Canada is relieved and thrilled to see Prime Minister Trudeau's formation of the Special Committee on Electoral Reform. The road to electoral reform starts now.

Nation-to-nation recognition, not electoral reform, key to increasing Indigenous voter turnout

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| May 10, 2016

Proportional representation for Canada: A primer

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There are two main families of voting systems in the world: proportional and plurality/majoritiarian.

The latter category is commonly referred to as "winner-take-all" and designed to manufacture a single-party majority government.

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April 5, 2016 |
The Liberal Party platform stated that they will make every vote count and they will consider proportional representation and ranked ballots. Only proportional systems can make every vote count.
April 1, 2016 |
Opponents of electoral reform sometimes claim that proportional representation means amending the constitution or could be subject to a constitutional challenge. They're wrong.

Proportional representation is the only way to make every vote count

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During the 2015 federal election campaign, Justin Trudeau promised that this election would be the last conducted under the first-past-the-post (FPTP) voting system.

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