EDITORIAL: VOTER CHALLENGE: poor local candidate, good party leader

“First past the post” is a flawed electoral process, agrees Elizabeth May. Another flaw in our electoral system is you can have a good leader of the party, but the your riding candidate isn’t worth a bag of nails. Or the reverse could be your problem, a local candidate who deservedly shines belongs to a party led by someone who should consider joining a kennel club.

Electoral reform was a campaign promise made by Trudeau in the 2015 campaign. Promise broken, nothing came of it. And Canada really does need political reform.

Elizabeth May worked on a campaign that studied electoral reform for Canada. She is very knowledgeable about various political electoral systems and she recognizes that Canadians are not served as well as they deserve with the system they currently have.

She gave a TED talk about electoral systems, a really well delivered explanation worth watching if you do not understand the ‘first past the post concept.’

View Elizabeth May’s TED TALK about the Canadian electoral system by 

TED talks are media presentations originating in the American media. They are talks online for free distribution under the slogan “ideas worth spreading”. TED was conceived by Richard Saul Wurman in February 1984 as a conference; it has been held annually since 1990.

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