Comment 63109

By Undustrial (registered) - website | Posted May 05, 2011 at 11:56:57

The Conservatives picked up 2.3% of the popular vote in this election over 2008, giving them 24 new seats. In total, only about a sixth of Canada's population voted for them. Not really a "majority"....under any traditional sense of the word.

There's a difference between a system designed to be "efficient" and "effective" and one designed to be "democratic". Awarding all the decision-making power to whomever gains just-over-a-third of the vote is efficient, but not terribly democratic.

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