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Who’s afraid of proportional representation? — iPolitics

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Who’s afraid of proportional representation? — iPolitics

by Devon Rowcliffe

Canada’s current voting system rewards divisive and regional political parties, while punishing smaller parties that have a truly national outlook. Our current first-past-the-post electoral system enabled parties such as Reform and Bloc Quebecois to become the Official Opposition. A political party that ran in only one province, with the mandate of leaving Canada, became the second-largest presence in our Parliament! I can’t think of a greater danger to our country, and it’s the current voting system that enabled it.

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