Monday, April 26, 2010

Democracy Imperilled

It is the current voting system that keeps giving the Bloc Québécois two-thirds of the seats in Québec with one-third of the votes. The same system gives the NDP one seat out of ten, although they receive one out of five votes. This is because the Bloc's votes are geographically concentrated, while the NDP's are spread out across the country.

Under the current voting system, whether your vote counts or not depends on where you vote and how you vote.

Proportional voting systems, by definition, make every vote count. This is the answer to our democratic deficit, and anything less is not.

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