Monday, October 8, 2007

New voting system ensures second place party will never win the election again...

I posted this information on the other blog I've been working on the last three months. But it bears repeating. How anyone can support a system as broken as First-Past-The-Post is beyond me. Sometimes lust for power knows no bounds:

Another disturbing aspect of our existing system is its tendency to distort voters' wishes so badly that sometimes the second place party among voters actually wins the election.

This has happened in six out of 10 provinces in recent times: Ontario, Newfoundland & Labrador, New Brunswick, Quebec, Saskatchewan and British Columbia.

The new Mixed Member Proportional system will fix this and ensure seat totals match the popular vote. Under the new system, the party that elects the most MPPs will be asked to form a government.

The people choose the government, not the system!

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