Comment 114312

By arienc (registered) | Posted October 20, 2015 at 10:59:12

Now that they have come out as the big winners under the current system, I hope their enthusiasm to reform that system doesn't get sidelined.

This is my big fear with the presence of a majority. The Conservatives, and now the Liberals and their corporate & media backers have nothing to gain and everything to lose by proposing wholesale changes to a system that benefits them to the exclusion of other parties.

When a swing by less than 10% of voters across the country is enough to change the result from a Conservative majority to a Liberal majority, it's clear that a winner-take all first past the post system is not able to reflect the wishes of a large number of Canadians.

Further, it reinforces the idea of voting against, rather than voting for, which is what we saw in this election. While many Canadians are understandably happy with the result of Harper being out, that doesn't make the need for electoral reform any less important.

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