Monday, April 27, 2009

New TV ad for BC-STV! "Fair Results"

Check out this great new ad trumpeting the strengths of the new voting system being voted on May 12th in British Columbia, BC-STV.

Regular readers of this blog will know how much I hate our existing 'Winner-Take-All/First-Past-The-Post' voting system in Canada. In 2004, B.C.'s Citizens' Assembly (a group made up of ordinary citizens like you and me) looked at our existing voting system and found it extremely wanting. This wasn't a difficult conclusion to make since First-Past-The-Post handed power to the wrong party in 1996, and then handed 97% of the seats to the Liberals in 2001 despite them only winning 57% of the votes.

First-Past-The-Post is a broken system that doesn't deliver representative legislatures in Canada. BC-STV represents the best chance for electoral reform in Canada and I hope B.C. voters finally put it over the top next month. For more information, go to stv.ca. And congrats to the Yes side for this great ad.

1 comment:

Erik said...

Here in Ontario we had a referendum in October 2007 to replace FPTP with Mixed Member Proportional. It was a mix of FPTP and PR, and was executed as essentially the worst of both worlds.

That being said, I like the idea of STV. It's more fair, and of course, it will mean more Liberal MPs ;)