Here are the top ten reasons why we should fix our existing voting system with PV. This small change of the ballot — from single-choice to ranked — offers a giant leap forward for democracy in Canada.
Real Democracy: Ensures an actual majority of voters is represented in government.
Ends winner take all: Prevents minority parties from getting absolute corrupt power.
Stops vote splitting: The ranked ballot makes MPs earn their seats with a majority. Constituents don’t get stuck with the opposite of what they voted for.
Prevents wasted votes: Votes are transferred to alternative choices. Provides better representation as parties reach out for alternative votes.
Permanent electoral cooperation: Center-left votes are distributed among center-left parties. No need for difficult inter-party arrangements.
Automatic strategic voting: Gets rid of the guesswork. Guarantees Anyone But Conservative voting. Ensures one’s first choice is counted.
Moderates the debate: Extremists lose out on alternative votes.
Would’ve stopped Harper from getting a majority in 2011.
Will stop the Conservatives from becoming Canada’s natural governing party against the will of Canadians.