Monday, May 16, 2005

Democracy, Coalitions and the STV

On the eve of the BC election, a federal thought for the day:

"The Liberals and NDP polled a majority of votes last election: 52.4 per cent, versus just 42 per cent for Conservatives and the Bloc."

I think there'd be more coalitions like that if we had a form of proportional representation. Keep that in mind as you decide where to put your X for the STV.

The quote came from a Globe & Mail article by Rick Salutin which, if you're even fairly politically-interested, is worth reading.

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