Voters disliked Ford a little less than Wynne

Voters disliked Ford a little less than Wynne

Ontario election results signal Canada’s wider democratic dilemma  June 2018 was an election for change in Ontario and Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservatives emerged the victors. Unfortunately, many voters believe their vote didn’t count. Thanks to our “first past the post” (FPTP) electoral system, they’re right.   Once again, Canada has an overwhelming majority provincial government elected by a minority of voters. Just over […]

Trudeau’s belated commitment to election reform

Trudeau’s belated commitment to election reform

The recent introduction by the Trudeau government of Bill C 76 that is meant to overhaul Canada’s Election Act raises the question: is a belated commitment to improving electoral democracy better than no commitment at all? The answer has to be yes, of course. However, the Liberals have been conspicuously ambivalent and lukewarm on electoral reform […]