They’ll reform the vote, eventually
canada’s continued use of first-past-thepost when numerous countries have adopted proportional representation is shameful, and suggests that there is something seriously lacking in our leadership and our citizenship when we cannot muster the wits and the will to embrace and adopt “prop rep” as a more democratic approach to responsible governance at all levels, including the critically important features of citizen engagement and leadership authority.
as for Justin trudeau and the liberals delivering the oft-promised electoral reform, they might, not because it is the right thing to do but because it is one of the few cards they have left to play to try to salvage what has been at best a mediocre, long-on-talk and short-on-action term of office.
that said, the level of government closest to the people in principle is municipal government, and we are overdue for local councils, school boards, etc. to take the lead by increasing citizen engagement through the proportional representation system.
as for excuses about difficulty, this should be elementary school stuff for a country that adopted the metric system of measures to replace the far-fetched imperial system which, similar to first past the post, is more a hodgepodge of vague notions and simplistic conventions than a robust body of straightforward logic.
Barry Wellar Ottawa