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BC elections

CES Sponsors Successful British Columbia Symposium on Proportional Representation

Mar 02, 2018

Election reform is a hot topic in Canada in general, and in British Columbia in particular.

Country-wide, Prime Minister Trudeau campaigned on the promise that 2015 would be "the last election under FPTP"; but once he was elected, and the study commission and national poll he'd punted the issue to had come back in support of bona fide proportional representation rather than the weak-tea reforms such as IRV that (most suspect) he would have favored, he backed down. Essentially, he said: "Experts don't agree on every detail of the path forward, so we'd better just do nothing."

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