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| February 1, 2016

What Canadians are saying about electoral reform

In December, the Broadbent Institute released a report to measure Canadians' attitudes about voting system design and preferences for electoral reform. The study also estimates what the outcome of the 2015 Canadian General Election would have been, had it been run under a ranked ballot system, also known as preferential ballot, as compared to proportional representation and the current system.

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| January 11, 2016
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Whither electoral reform: Does Justin Trudeau really want fair elections?

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December 22, 2015 |
A 'first-past-the-post' poem to lift your spirits and rouse you to action this holiday season.
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| December 4, 2015
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| November 2, 2015

'Anything but first-past-the-post' is not the answer to Canada's electoral problem

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Canada's new Liberal majority government has promised Canadians a new electoral system in the first half of their mandate. With the election results yet again skewed, a new voting system is desperately needed.

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This should be our last first-past-the-post election

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I'm in favour of a primarily negative approach to electoral reform. I think Justin Trudeau hit the right note when he said this election should be the last first-past-the-post election in Canadian history. Negative isn't always so negative. This election was mainly about negating Stephen Harper, and only secondarily, who'd replace him. The first thing we do: kill first-past-the-post.

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| October 27, 2015
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