A con­ven­tion of­fers so­lu­tion

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - EDITORIAL -

Re­gard­ing party lists un­der PR, right now the par­ties get to choose how they nom­i­nate their can­di­date in each rid­ing, and the way they do it is usu­ally a nom­i­nat­ing con­ven­tion.

With four multi-mem­ber rid­ings un­der PR, it wouldn't have to be very dif­fer­ent. The par­ties could have a nom­i­nat­ing con­ven­tion in each rid­ing where the party mem­bers choose a list of a half a dozen in­stead of a list of one and de­cide the or­der.

How that works could and should be up to each party. The end re­sult wouldn't be that much dif­fer­ent than what we're used to ex­cept that we'd get rid of these wild swings where the ac­tual vote doesn't shift much but one party tends take all and shut the rest out. Stephen DeGrace, Stratford

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