Comment 69771

By marvincaplan (registered) | Posted September 16, 2011 at 17:54:46

Do citizens not vote because it is difficult to get to a poll, or because they don't believe their vote will count? Proportional representation or some other method of electoral reform to replace or augment the first past the post current "democratic" system needs to be implemented.

60% of the Canadian electorate voted for candidates other than Conservatives. How do we then hear that Harper claims an overwhelming mandate?

We, in Canada, are blessed with a Parliamentary system. Our legislative assemblies are supposed to represent the people, not just the party in power. But, the Americanisation of Canadian politics has undermined our system.

Reform of our system so that every vote counts will make a difference. Yes, more days and places to vote will help. Electoral reform will help more.

Comment edited by marvincaplan on 2011-09-16 17:57:02

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