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Elections Canada sign at an advance polling station in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on October 11, 2019. Image: Coastal Elite/Wikimedia Commons
Ed Finn | The inherent unfairness of Canada's first-past-the-post electoral system has been displayed many times in previous federal elections, but never so blatantly as in the recent voting farce.
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Linda Leon | 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.
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Indigenous workers in the BC Labour Movement - Rod Mickleburgh
Victoria Fenner | Rod Mickleburgh, author of "On the Line - A History of the British Columbia Labour Movement," speaks to the Hospital Employees Union at their annual convention.
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Linda Leon | 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.
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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.
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Voting location sign from Elections. BC Photo: Dennis Sylvester Hurd/Flickr
Linda Leon | 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.
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Karl Nerenberg | Polls show Doug Ford's Conservatives winning big in Ontario. A majority victory would not be all his doing, however. It would largely be a product of the electoral system.
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Justin Trudeau in 2013
Ehab Lotayef | There is a big difference between P. E. Trudeau's profound vision of Electoral Reform and Proportional Representation and Justin Trudeau's way of tackling the issue, which leaves a lot to be desired.
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Karl Nerenberg | The PM's warning that an extremist party could gain some seats in parliament under a proportional system ignores the fact that the extreme right can win a majority under the current system.
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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"?
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau drafts his statement following the terrorist attac
Ehab Lotayef | Electoral reform that "makes every vote count" strengthens minorities. Yet it is abandoned at the same time the Muslim minority is told it would be heard.
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Image: Flickr/Justin Trudeau
Karl Nerenberg | Trudeau calculates that he can get away with breaking his electoral reform promise. Maybe so. Many who encouraged strategic voting for him are now bitterly disappointed. They should have known better.