There are three groups of people who love our corrupt and undemocratic voting system, First-Past-the-Post: partisans, businessmen and Conservatives.
Partisans love it because it doles out unfettered power on 39% of the vote. This prospect is so tantalizing for partisan leaders, they’re gladly willing to wait years in the wings for their shot at absolute corrupt power.
Businessmen love it because it’s much easier to lobby and influence minority-party dictatorships than multi-party democratic governments (the norm in the rest of the developed world.) That’s why the corporate-owned media in Canada suppresses and attacks the issue of electoral reform.
Conservatives love it because it makes them Canada’s natural governing party against the wishes of Canadians. What’s not to love about that? Since 1935, right-leaning voters have only been united under Mulroney and Harper. Even if they lose in 2015, they know it won’t be long before they’re back in running things (into the ground.)
Immoral of the story
With all this corruption, it’s up to Canadians to stand up and take responsibility for our democracy (or lack thereof.) No one’s going to do it for us.
If we’re too lazy or cowardly, we probably deserve what we have coming. But surely our children do not.