The case against a one-time pact to bury first-past-the-post
Aaron Wherry on an idea that’s too cute by half
Stephane Dion’s speech on electoral reform to the Green party convention this past weekend.
The text is here. Mr. Dion previously explained his idea here.
On the occasion of his departure from the NDP caucus, Bruce Hyer and I chatted today via telephone.
Q: So I guess first off, when did you start to think
NDP leader Brian Mason’s first words on reaching the podium? “The phone booth just doubled!”
Stephane Dion proposes a preferential voting system that would expand the size of ridings and elect three to five MPs per riding.
The great advantage of preferential voting is that
Peggy Nash promises to pursue proportional representation.
Nash’s plan calls for moving proportional representation beyond the platform to a campaign & legislative priority by making it a prominent, salient issue
Significantly, the government’s announcement came via Twitter
Why does Paul Dewar want Alberta and Saskatchewan to stop doing what’s making them rich?
Could Quebec’s place in the federation decline in the coming years?
Pining for electoral reform—the real Green cause—as the planet burns is pure political narcissism
Alex Himelfarb suggests we can’t export democracy if our own democracy is lacking.
This is partly about electoral reform, as hard as that has proved, and partly about institutional reform
Liberal critic Carolyn Bennett has apparently set off on a series of “democratic renewal” consultations.
The workbook that is provided to participants is dominated by question marks, but everything from
In light of the Australian result, Patrick Dunleavy with the London School of Economics surveys the world’s major Westminster parliaments, the state of governance and the possibility of electoral reform.
Britain’s political reform push is bound to draw Canadian attention
ANDREW COYNE’s quick guide to the leaders, the bargaining positions, and the stakes
It’s almost as if Britain is more afraid of a ‘hanging’ than it is of having Random Niceguy MP take power