Blog
David Eby launches the How We Vote public engagement at the B.C. legislature. Photo: Province of British Columbia/Flickr
Seth Klein | 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.
News
Photo: Doug Ford/Twitter
Karl Nerenberg | In Ontario, first-past-the-post again did its work and rewarded all of the power to a leader with 41 per cent of the vote. In the case of Doug Ford, close to 60 per cent of voters cannot abide him.
News
Karl Nerenberg | Trudeau's plan to make elections fairer is salutary. But it is hard to forget that he flagrantly broke his promise to change the electoral system.
Blog
Yukon Premier Sandy Silver. Image: Bw14/Wikimedia Commons
Linda Leon | The Yukon government is forming a non-partisan commission to study electoral reform in the Yukon. In response to that welcome initiative, I am writing a series existing electoral systems worldwide.
Blog
Christopher Majka | How can honouring an oft-repeated and unambiguous promise to implement electoral reform, widely supported by Canadians, be irresponsible? How can keeping your political word "harm Canadian stability"?
Columnists
Rick Salutin | Since we're supposed to already have democracy, it always comes as a surprise to realize we aren't there yet.
Columnists
Rick Salutin | Many journalists seem preemptively nostalgic for a foul, undemocratic system that has only longevity in its favour. What's behind the negative media reactions to the prospect of electoral reform?
RabbleTV
Humberto DaSilva | Trudeau promised to "make every vote count." If he wants true representation in Canada, he should probably look to proportional representation.
Columnists
Murray Dobbin | Prime Minster Justin Trudeau's election pledge that Canada will not have another election under first-past-the-post rules has morphed into a growing controversy.
Columnists
Rick Salutin | This country's electoral system is an insult to Canadians and a humiliation before the world, most of which doesn't use it. The first order of our new government should be to kill it.
Blog
Photo: Canadian Pacific/flickr
Stephen Kimber | With such delightful electoral results last week, who really wanted to contemplate the uh-oh that came with showing Stephen Harper the prime ministerial don't-let-it-hit-you-on-the-way-out door?
Columnists
Murray Dobbin | Post-election, creating change will be the critical task of all progressives -- take what we know is possible and use it to rebuild community, reclaim the commons and build a broad social movement.