In 2011, Harper won dozens of center-left ridings because of center-left vote splitting, which turned 40% of the vote into 54% of the seats and 100% of the power.
In a real democracy, a party needs 50% for an "absolute majority" — what it's called in the developed world (31 of 34 developed countries have democratic voting systems).
The only way to stop vote splitting is with voting reform.
Ranked ballot voting allows for guaranteed "Anyone But Con" strategic voting. In Australia, there are 4 right-leaning parties in an "Anyone But Labor" voting coalition. This ensures right-leaning votes are distributed among right-leaning parties.
Proportional representation (true voting) ensures parties get the same percent seats they got in votes. In the developed world, 29 of 34 use PR. There, coalitions are not a dirty word — or a political ploy — they are the norm. It's called, “democracy.”
We need to upgrade our voting system to eliminate absurd election results.
Unfortunately, a lot of corruption stands in the way.
The neo-con party is opposed to voting reform because it would stop them from getting 4-year dictatorships.
The Liberal party is opposed because during elections they can use fear of a neo-con majority to manipulate voters into giving them their own 4-year dictatorship.
The corporate-owned media is opposed because it's easier for corporations to lobby and influence minority-party dictatorships than democratic government.
So it will take hard work from the people and the social media to bring democracy to Canada.