Fair Vote Canada applauds the commitment of Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott, running as independents, to champion electoral reform in the 2019 federal election.
What many Canadians may not know is that in 2015, Jody Wilson-Raybould clearly and strongly supported proportional representation.
David Taub Bancroft
When it comes to referendums on electoral reform, perhaps the problem isn't too much voting, but too little.
No country is immune from the plague of ultra-right movements. But countries with fairer electoral systems do have some resistance. First-past-the-post offers no resistance at all.
The Yukon Government now has a survey up asking Yukoners to state their electoral preferences. Here's how a "Made-in-Yukon" electoral system would work.
Minority outcomes result in more cooperation in our politics. Parties have to put together governing alliances or coalitions that, in combination, reflect the majority of voters.
Much rides on the continuation of an unfair electoral system like first past the post. Many influencers see real democracy as a barrier to their aspirations.
This as-yet untested system is one of three options British Columbians will be asked to consider in this fall’s referendum on electoral reform. Could it work in the Yukon?
Canada is a prime example of a blighted electoral system. We routinely endure governments that got around 40 per cent of votes and act like absolute monarchies.
Now would be a good time for Yukoners to write their MLA and Premier to tell them how important electoral reform is for a fair and democratic electoral system.