First-past-the-post systems are proving remarkably durable
Could Quebec’s place in the federation decline in the coming years?
Here is what the new House of Commons would look like with proportional representation.
Conservatives 122, NDP 94, Liberals 58, Bloc Quebecois 19, Greens 12
And here is an attempt
Popular vote and seat totals for the province of Saskatchewan.
Conservatives 256,004 votes (13 seats)
NDP 147,084 votes (0 seats)
Liberals 38,981 votes (1 seat)
The NDP has tabled a motion, to be debated tomorrow, that calls for a referendum on abolishing the Senate and a study of proportional representation.
(b) the House call on
In writing about the House of Commons, I touched on one idea for reform: amending the Elections Act to take away the party leader’s say over who can and cannot
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.
Ever wanted to know how much each party has spent per vote in the last three federal elections? Eric at threehundredeight.com has an answer.
Ever wanted to know how Parliament
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
A fiasco for first-past-the-post would be bad news for its future in Canada
After withdrawing an earlier attempt to adjust the House seating arrangement, the Conservatives are apparently prepared to go forward with legislation to increase the number of federal ridings.
Michael Urban repeats the case for proportional representation.
This structural bias is exacerbated by the fact that despite claiming to desire more cooperative politics, voters routinely punish politicians when they
Elsewhere you will find a lengthy piece by me explaining why I support the electoral reform (STV) option in Tuesday’s BC’s referendum. But for those pressed for time, here’s the
This is pretty cool. It simulates the voting process under BC’s proposed STV, using the actual proposed ridings and the current lineup of candidates — in other words, as if
Did you know that STV is the system the Harper government envisages for electing members of a reformed Senate?
The biggest single knock against STV, the one that the critics have had the most fun with, is the elaborate system for counting the ballots — the basis for complaints