Counting Votes: Essays on Electoral Reform


The Federal Government is considering changing the way we elect politicians. But the alternatives being considered might not serve Canadians any better than the status quo. Proportional Representation would likely lead to more coalition governments and higher government spending while the Alternative Vote would likely diminish the competitiveness of Canadian elections. There are also merits to our current First Past the Post system that are being ignored. It makes politicians more accountable – encouraging political parties to appeal to wider groups of voters. And it’s likely that any such reforms will require a referendum to be approved. Find out more by visiting www.fraserinstitute.org

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